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Topic: After a road crashing, thinking of wearing DH body armour for road cycling...

Posted on: 18th Sep 2011 5:59 PM    Quote and Reply

Just had multiple abrasions after crashing with another road cyclist at 40km/hr....

I felt that these abrasions may have been avoided if I wore a DH armour suit....

Anyone have done that for road bike cycling?
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Posted on: 18th Sep 2011 7:47 PM    Quote and Reply


Don't know anyone who does but you can consider Road Rash Guard instead.

http://www.roadrashguard.com/

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Posted on: 18th Sep 2011 8:29 PM    Quote and Reply


One of the things that came up in my initial searches.... http://g-form.com/ looks good for road cycling.

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Posted on: 20th Sep 2011 11:09 AM    Quote and Reply


You need this:






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Posted on: 20th Sep 2011 2:17 PM    Quote and Reply


you'll die in a pressure suit, they are really hot. Even using pads will be hot and the trouble is they shift in a crash, especially on tarmac I would guess...in the dirt not so bad, as less grippy, but they still shift.

Those crash bungs are interesting...not seen them before. look like crash bungs from road motorcycles. Trouble with them by the look of it, they will create pressure points, and they are not in the best spots like elbows and knees. Still...interesting idea.

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Posted on: 20th Sep 2011 3:19 PM    Quote and Reply


Ride safely and don't crash.  You don't need such body protection for road cycling, a helmet and glove is sufficient. 

But because once someone had a crash, there is always this fear that it could happen again.  The best protection against not getting hurt is not to cycle or cycle on a stationary bike. 

As long as you live after an accident, use the experince to build up your guts rather than fear over it.  As the saying goes, take it as it comes but hope you live to cycle again in this world and not the other world.

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Posted on: 23rd Sep 2011 6:06 AM    Quote and Reply


ride tricycles, lower chance of crashing.

kidding, DH gears are not suitable for rr, rr generates lots of heat plus hot weather, and also high aero drag.

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Posted on: 24th Sep 2011 6:09 AM    Quote and Reply


thinking of full face helmet as well....

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Posted on: 24th Sep 2011 4:25 PM    Quote and Reply




This will be cool

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Posted on: 23rd Sep 2018 7:37 PM    Quote and Reply


This thread brings back memories as well.

An update. In 2914, I was in a more serious crash. Banged a truck parked at the side riad head on while solo TT. Broke my face, neck and arm. 

Now back cycling even more :O

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Posted on: 24th Sep 2018 9:27 AM    Quote and Reply


Quote:
"Formerly posted by Mankul: This thread brings back memories as well.

An update. In 2914, I was in a more serious crash. Banged a truck parked at the side riad head on while solo TT. Broke my face, neck and arm. 

Now back cycling even more :O"


 


Cycling is Life bro. But really, just keep safe. Keep riding!

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