Compared with highway cars, mountain cars are a sport in pursuit of thrilling and stimulating, and they are happy in the forest road daily. The two are also different in equipment, so what are the common personal equipment of mountain players? Let’s take a look from head to toe.
1. Full helmet
The whole helmet is created for fierce cycling, and it can provide the most complete and comprehensive protection for the driver’s head when it falls. The full helmet is the standard in the game, and the Enduro driver will use the full helmet in most competitions and the difficulty cycling. Trail drivers use less opportunities to use full helmets and almost do not use it. XC drivers will not use the full helmet at all. The whole helmet can be divided into three categories: conventional full helmets, lightweight breathable full helmets, and detachable full helmets.
The conventional helmet has the best and highest level of protection capabilities, but also has high self -weight and poor breathability. At present, the more common full helmets on the market use carbon fiber (high -end or top product) or glass fiber (low -end version of the mid -range or top -level products) shells. The structure of foam buffer materials and lining internally. Some products will join the brand’s protection black technology, such as the recent fire MIPS system, 100%SmartShock rotation protection system, Leatt 360 turbine and other protection technologies. Representative products: Bell Full-9, TLD D4, FOX RPC.
The second type of full helmet is lightweight breathable full helmet. This type of full helmet is a product developed by Enduro gameplay that has been popular in recent years. Such products can provide the same comprehensive protection as the conventional helmet, and at the same time can meet the needs of Enduro players for lightweight and breathable (this kind of demand is mainly derived from climbing). The advantages of such helmets are self -evident, but due to its requirements for lightweight and breathability, some products will be inferior to traditional helmets in terms of structural strength and protection capabilities. Technical standards, there will be no problems in qualified product security). Representative products: Fox Proframe, TLD Stage, 100 % Trajecta, etc.
Disassembly full helmet is also a product developed by Enduro players. It can achieve Enduro drivers’ needs for the whole helmet through wearing half helmets and under the full helmet downhill (at the same time, it also has the characteristics of lightweight and better breathability). Essence Representative products: Bell Super Dh, Giro SwitchBlade, Leatt DBX 3.0, UVEX JAKKYL HDE, etc.
2. Half helmet
Except for the XC driver’s use of the same helmets as the highway car, the mountain drivers use more to protect the more complete mountain helmet. The most significant feature of this type of helmet compared to conventional highway helmets is to strengthen the protection of the rear brain and have a large adjustable shading board. Such helmets are suitable for Trail, Enduro, DH (low -intensity cycling). Such products have low weight, good breathability, and good comfort. While providing sufficient protection, they can also improve comfort. Representative products: Giro Montaro, POC Tectal, Specialized Ambush.
In addition to the conventional half helmet, in order to cope with the increasingly radical cycling, the manufacturer also launched a more comprehensive half helmet, which strengthens the protection of the side and the area of the head. It has a better protectiveness than the half helmet in Changshan, and it also has the breathability and lightweightness that the whole helmet does not have. Such products are suitable for riding more radical drivers. Representative products: Fox Dropframe, Giro Tyrant.
3. Wind mirror
Wind mirrors and cycling glasses (the same as highway, no longer discuss it here) can provide protection for the eyes. Plug that foreign bodies such as mosquitoes enter the eyes and provide protection for the eyes when they fall. The mainstream mountain vehicle wind mirror has a variety of different functional lenses (different technologies or coatings), such as transparent lenses, light -enlarged lenses, and filter lenses. At the same time, some lenses also have unique coating technology, anti -fog technology and protection technology.
Wind mirrors are mainly divided into soft and hard (hard like Smith, soft like 100 %), and both can provide sufficient protectiveness. Most wind mirrors can replace the lens. Wind mirror can be used with half helmets and full helmets (half helmets can use cycling glasses and wind mirrors, and the whole helmet is best to use the wind mirror). XC drivers are not suitable for wind mirror products. Representative products: 100% Armega, Oakley Airbrake MTB, Smith Squad MTB.
The neck is a very important personal equipment for DH players, especially in the state of fierce cycling. The main function of the neck is to limit the head to the head excessively when the car is broken to protect the cervical spine. The use of the neck needs to be matched with a full helmet to support the neck. Due to the similar riding environment and intensity, the neck of the mountain car is almost the same as the off -road motorcycle neck, and some products are common. Representative products: Leatt DBX 5.5, A Star Brace.
Armor is a very important protection equipment for mountain drivers. It can provide sufficient protection for the driver’s back spine, chest ribs, shoulder collarbone and other parts. Usually the armor on the market is divided into whole armor (products with back chest shoulder armor, and some products also have elbows) and back armor (wearable or integrate in cycling backpacks alone).
According to the protection material, it can be divided into hard nails and soft nails (D3O materials or other similar non -Newtonian fluid materials). It is worth mentioning that the back armor is very important for the current mountain car movement, and even the same level as the knee pads. In many events (such as EWS), in addition to the conventional helmet wind mirrors Back armor. Representative products: Fox Profarme, Leatt Pro HD5.5
6. Kneeling elbow
The knee pads are the most important personal equipment second only to the helmet. The status of the elbow is relatively lower, and at the same time, many drivers do not like to wear elbows, but it is best to wear it on cycling. The knee pad elbows can be divided into hard shells and soft shells. In the past, traditional hard shell knee pads and “endangered extinction” were replaced by composite knee pads combined with hard shells and internal buffer materials. Such knee pads still faced radical Designed by cycling.
Most of the knee pads used by each intensity player are soft shell -knee, and soft buffer materials are used to protect drivers (such as common D3O). Representative products: Fox LauchPro, 100% Surpass, Raceface Ambush D3O.
7. Protective socks (legged board)
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In order to have a good cooperation with the shoes, the mountain cars are in good cooperation. To this end, Pingzan will have a lot of anti -slide nails. In some mistakes and falling cars, these non -slip nails will cause “physical and spell damage” to the calf. Such products provide additional protection for the front of the calf to reduce the damage to the foot, and at the same time, it can also increase the safety of the car. Representative products: Paul.
8. Riding shoes
Mountain cars can be divided into flat -trapped shoes and lock shoes. Flat -stepping shoes have the appearance of sneakers or outdoor shoes. In the soles of the soles, the design that can be matched with the pedal, such as a very classic Five Ten “small round dot”. At the same time, it will be strengthened at the areas such as toes to reduce the damage caused by accidents.
Mountain -lock shoes can be roughly divided into XC shoes, Enduro shoes and DH shoes. XC’s shoes will be very close to highway lock shoes in appearance, and meet the requirements of good wrapping. The soles are fibrous materials with higher hardness to pursue stepping efficiency. At the same time Walking on the road section.
Enduro shoe lock shoes and DH shoes mostly have the appearance of sneakers or outdoor shoes. The soles will be made of rubber. The difference is that the soles of DH shoes will be slightly higher, and Enduro will be slightly soft and easy to walk. DH lock shoes will have more protection, and Enduro lock shoes have a more breathable upper. It is more convenient for walking (cart). Representative products: Specialized 2FO, Five Ten Hellcat Pro.
In view of the short -distance or long -distance crossing needs, the mountain car ride bag is generally two types: pocket and backpack. Almost all of the modern mountain car backpacks will have a stable and labor -saving carrying system, water bag warehouse, clear functional regional division and storage, helmet mounting system, and backpacks that some high -end backpacks will have. Such a backpack can meet the needs of the driver’s carrying and hydrating needs of various items, and at the same time, it can also provide additional protection.
However, under normal circumstances, the drivers are not very happy to have a backpack and want to light up, but they want to have room for carrying items. In response to such demand, manufacturers have begun to develop a special pocket for mountain cars. This type of pocket has a small volume, a stable carrying system, and a moderate internal space. Such products are great for drivers, especially for summer. Representative products: EVOC Stage, EVOC HIP RACK Pro.
The above is the “life -saving equipment” of mountain car players, do you know? What kind of concise you have for mountain vehicle personal equipment, welcome comments and leave a message, participate in the discussion!
(Except for the special standards in this article, all from the brand’s official website, official social platform, Pinkbike, MTB-Enduro)