Dales rider. More photogenic not to have riders kitted out like imperial storm troopers. Hicksy mention of a dropper post is banned from this thread
First Alps XC trip. Arm/knee pads a must?
kcshaple - Member
Dales rider. More photogenic not to have riders kitted out like imperial storm troopers.
True but more easy to ride, pads were not something I even considered when I headed for the first time to the Alps with my MTB. Now if I was doing up lift and tear arsing down a hill then yes. However most of my ride time was spent pedaling up never ending slopes in temperatures that would make a sauna seem cool, or getting pi55ed on whilst descending never ending hairpin single track where speed is not an option.
You'll love it
Whatever your choice.
I wear pads when trail riding frequently to avoid an injury because of a moment of inattention, badly taken root etc. I don't wear shin pads, elbows etc but my knees are buggered anyway and don't need any further damage
Thanks for all the advice, knee pads ordered. Will post how it went in July.
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