For those who want to get started in off road motorcycling, first of all, you need to have a suitable bike, of course. But in addition to the bike, the beginner has to be aware that only with the bike he will not practice motocross, supercross, enduro, rally or even a weekend trilhinha if you are not well equipped.
Be well equipped doesn’t necessarily mean “handsome”, and Yes, safe. For that he will have to acquire some essential equipment, such as helmets, boots, vest, gloves, clothing and other items important for your own safety.
I’ve listed below the minimum equipment that any beginner in any motociclistica off-road mode, can begin training and feel the emotions of this passion is the off-road sport on two wheels, safely in Commit4fitness.com.
· Helmet Motocross, Enduro, Trail.
Good helmets can be found in the price range between R $200.00 and R $500.00, but of course, if your Pocket allows, there are much more expensive helmets, but in these cases the differential will be the design and/or his weight and not the security aspect because, nowadays, the vast majority of helmets on the market undergo safety tests before being approved.
Then, make sure that it will serve you. The helmet must be fair in your head without squeezing or be too loose. When you go to buy it, put it on your head and close the buckle. If it is not too tight it’s a good sign. Then nod your head back and forth, he must not leave the position; After nod your head from one side to the other. If he stays in position without squeezing, this is your number!
Another tip is to measure the head as shown in the image below:
· Motocross clothing
Specific shirts and pants for use in off-road are fine, but are not essential for those who are starting and you want to take a saved. A good long sleeve shirt or a sweatshirt and jeans will be sufficient to start, after spending some money on all the other accessories, you will want to be dressed in a gown of agreement. The price of shirts varies between R $30.00 and R $70.00 and the pants between R and R $80.00 $400.00.
·Motocross goggles and track
If you can’t see well, fly so. .. In addition, junk in my eyes (dust, pets, rocks, branches, etc.), it’s not fun. In the market you will find good glasses that can vary between $80.00 up to £ $350.00. It stands to reason that each of them have your differential, the housing material (“Setup”), the elastic lens, anti-embaçante or not; Anyway, all are made to protect your eyes, and you can’t give up.
Another important factor is the color of the lenses. The colors do not exist just to make you more handsome. Transparent lenses are ideal for cloudy days or fog, the yellow ones are great for flying night and day with fog and the dark are ideal for use on sunny days. Many don’t know it yet, but already there is also on the market manufacturers of degree lenses for glasses. You have the recipe for them and they do the lenses, including bi-focal lengths, which are excellent for those riders who still accelerate much, but can no longer see the references of the worksheet.
Also very interesting is an accessory called Quick Strap. With it you put and get your glasses in position too easily with one hand, while you’re flying. Remember also that the glasses were made to be used as protection of your eyes, not your arm, wrist or handlebars.
·Motocross glove and Trail
They protect your hands not only in the event of a fall, but also stones, thorns and cold and can be found for prices ranging between R $30.00 and R $400.00. The price difference is in the quality of materials used in your clothing and product brand. That model used by Carmichael (super motocross champion American pilot and supercross), for sure, it costs a little more. But all have the same function: to protect your hand in off-road use in motocross, on the trail or in a rally.
The important thing is that she’s going to fit right in your hand without getting cramped to the point of restricting his movements and not too loose, and even cause an accident. A pair of gloves has no expiration date determined by manufacturers and that will be determined by how you use this equipment and the way it’s going to save you. For greater durability of this equipment, it is recommended to wash every time I use, especially in extreme conditions, like one day a lot of mud.
It is also advisable after washing dry them in the shade and not in direct sun. As usually on the palms of gloves leather is used, if they are dry in direct sun, the leather will stay dry and lose the softness and malleability. Now here are two reminders: the first is that garbage man gloves, goalkeeper and a mechanic were not made to ride a bike and the second is a pair of gloves is not an accessory and an equipment. Therefore, please do not hesitate to use them, if only to go to the corner.
- Knee/Elbow Pads
His knees and elbows can come into contact with hard surfaces (floor mostly) tant
how your feet and hands, so be sure to protect yourself. The knee became very comfortable in recent years and there’s no excuse not to use them. Knee pads and elbow pads cost on average R $50.00 and can prevent the impact.
Here I’m talking about common knee pads and not the knee braces, which are own equipment to prevent knee and twist that cost much more. A good clean after use and store them in a cool dry location will ensure a long life to these essential equipment.
- Motocross vests and Trail
His chest is a big target for stones and branches. He not only will serve as a shield for your body as it will also help absorb the impact (of the ground, barranco, tree) in the event of a fall and will help you if your bike resolve fall upon your chest or your back. Imagine a DR400 or a XLX350 falling upon you. It’s going to hurt, right? Imagine if you are without the vest! Vests cost on average of R $100.00 the real 400.00, depending on brand and model. Always keep it clean, so I’m sure your lifespan will be greatly increased.
- Motocross boots, Trail and Enduro
Choose a comfortable and safe boot is probably the worst and most expensive part in the purchase of your equipment. Taking into account that feet and boots has different forms, including from one model to another, even from the same manufacturer, to determine the correct size of the boot that you will buy is the most important.
You’re going to have to spend a little time on this item. You need something that you fall right foot and heel without disturbing and enough space for your fingers, without them encavalados on top of each other. Above all have to pass security. Good new boots will give you the sensation of hardness in the beginning but, in about 3 hours of use, they were comfortable. After using them, it is always advisable to wash this equipment which costs so expensive.
It is precisely for this reason and for the sake she offers at your feet we should take good care of the boots and I’m sure they will have a much greater durability if they are well cared for. Every time you wash them it is not advisable to dry them in direct sun. With this procedure the leather will dry out, thereby losing elasticity and softness. Another tip for when washing your boot is, in addition to dry it in the shade, place crumpled newspaper inside her and so she will dry much faster. And remember that boots was made to March and boots was made for use on the farm and pawn not to ride a bike. Specific boots for use in off-road can be found on the market at prices that may vary between R $300.00 and R $2,300.00, depending on the material that it is made or the protection and comfort she can offer. But, do not hesitate, buy!
- Hydration system
Be hydrated is very important. There are hundreds of studies that prove this scientifically. Learn what you should invest in this item, especially when you start to get those laps longer and abrasive surfaces. There are several options. The traditional canteen or water bottle in the bag systems are cheaper, but remember that in this way you will have to stop every time you want to take a hit and will still need to fill them several times.
Filtered or mineral water is not an easy thing to find in the middle of the trail. The best, and obviously the more expensive is the camel back. He looks like a backpack with a heavy duty plastic bag where the water and a hose where you can take it without stopping the bike and on top of that, the water stays fresh for hours. These types of system cost on average R $70.00 a R $250,00
To increase the life of the equipment, simply wash the “bag” of tissue that surrounds the plastic tank every time you use it. It happens that many times we don’t realize that, although apparently clean, are impregnated with our sweat and the sweat is highly harmful to the fabric.
Another tip is how to wash the water tank. When you get to the track or training, empty it completely and, the more he stays dry, lower the risk of arising fungus and bacteria in your interior. I also recommend for every four used this fill tank with water and add a capful of sodium hypochlorite. Let this mixture in your interior for at least two days. On the third day, empty it and rinse it well under running water.