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Like many of you out there I was first introduced to motocross and trail riding by my dad, many years ago.
I’ve always loved the outdoors and started biking at a pretty young age. Since my dad was riding dirt bikes himself it came natural for him to also include me into that type of bikes.
My MX background
My first mx bike was an old Suzuki RM80 that dad bought me. This bike however was a bit to powerful and scared me quite a bit. I didn’t end up riding it that much.
Dad didn’t stop there though.
He sold the Suzuki and instead brought home a sweet Honda XR80 4-stroke machine. A bike much more to my liking and he (dad) and the sport had me hooked.
As I got older and went through bike after bike I soon turned 12-13 years old and that is when I got more and more interested in looks, both off and on dirt bikes. The gear, and especially the look of it, was becoming more important.
The “Beast from the East”
I went through the different magazines available and saw what the pros and stars of the sport was wearing.
Since money always were a bit tight in our home, dad did his best to please my wishes. Most of the stuff were either used or last seasons series that he bought discounted. For me that didn’t matter to much though.
I especially remember when I got a jersey and pants of the brand AXO. This was the brand that my biggest idol, Damon Bradshaw, wore at the time.
I don’t know if the gear made me go any faster on the bike, I doubt it, but it sure made me feel faster!
From Looks – To Safety
As the years went by my perspective about gear changed quite a bit, of course it is still important to look good, but the feel and fit together with the level of safety is now at least of equally importance..
I found myself looking for the best gear online, and what I found was A LOT of information and TONS of options! In fact, it was so much information, that I felt a bit overwhelmed.
I wanted something where I could compare prices, ratings, sizes, weight, brand, and more in an easy to read and use format. You can find alot of lists or Youtube videos from people sharing what their opinions of what the best motocross gear on the market is; I saw these as just that…opinions.
I appreciate opinions, but I also like looking at the cold hard fact and comparing directly.
Dissatisfied with the lack of comparison guides for mx gear out there, I decided to create my own.
After spending many hours of research and analysis, I’ve put together a chart with info about riding gear (jerseys, pants & gloves), helmets, boots and protection (neck brace, elbow guards, back protection, roost deflectors and knee guards/braces). Its a complete interactive chart that allows you to view the information you want to see on nearly all of the top products on the market.
My goal with the site here is to give you the information you need in an easy to digest format. So that you can make the best possible decision based on what matters to YOU with mx gear.
As I do more research, I’ll be providing more in-depth reviews of gear, helmets and boots of my own tests, and create more comparative analysis.
In short, I hope our site here will help you find the best and cheapest gear for you.
Thanks and Good Luck!