OK, OK, I know! This totally depends on where and how you ride and on what part of your body you usually end up falling.
- I'm a cc-/trail-rider on a hardtail with SPDs
- I'll give Pass Portes du Soleil a go this year (and feel a little brave doing so), I've been to the Alps before and felt fine
- I don't fall very often, if I do it tends to be shoulders, hips, head, knees in that order
- I usually ride on forest trails with very few rocks or roots, no rock gardens
So what kind of protection should I get (I have a trail helmet and gloves)?
I thought of the obvious initial knee and elbow protection and in addition a back-pack with integrated back-protection. Then again I havn't covered the shoulders yet but might not need the elbow protection that much.
Concerning the shoulder protection: I don't want to go full upper body armour as that would be overkill for my kind of riding. In the end I won't use any stuff that I have to take on and off all the time.
What do you ride?
What do you crash on?
Is there a light unobstrusive shoulder protection that you can ride all day?
Many thanks for any reply!