How To Pick Mountain Bike Clothing For Beginners

How To Pick Mountain Bike Clothing For Beginners

Are you new to riding or maybe just an old-school rebel who’s been resisting forking over a chunk of cash when your “trusty old shorts and shirt haven’t let you down yet”?

After years of fighting technical clothing and wanting to look “cool” while riding in street clothes, we finally made the transition to more technically advanced fabrics, materials and riding specific gear and we haven’t looked back.

We made this video with a full assortment of @OfficialLeatt mountain bike gear so that we could show why brands have so many options in their line ups. Not all products are the same and while some may be perfect for long, hot days pedaling XC trails, they just aren’t built for heavy duty enduro or DH riding in PNW winter conditions.

In this How To video, we hope to offer some insight into the advantages of switching over to mountain bike-specific gear, and helping select the right type of kit for your riding style and terrain.

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Readers Comments (20)

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  2. So glad we have more options than the OG TLD moto shorts. What a time to be a mountain biker!

  3. Shorts and pants need pockets. More than those have. That’s why I wear Zoic. I do rock the 6.0 knee pads tho. A bit bulky, but comfortable.

  4. Johannes Nilsen March 10, 2021 @ 10:15 pm

    Reinforced exposed areas on jerseys is a good idea. 馃槉

  5. This video presentation is great for showing why the attires differ in form and performance based on their function. Thanks!

  6. Day 2 of asking them to do a bike park review on angel for bike park

  7. Is there a big difference between the say 4.0 jerseys and some of the Moto stuff? Seems like several brands make both and while the Moto stuff is louder color wise it also seems cheaper for some reason

  8. This was great very professional and informative!

  9. Why not showcase your gear….recently purchased a couple of your jerseys and they are quality bro…..used to rock all carhart stuff but man mtb gear is so much more comfy Zoic shorts Fox Knee sleeves. Loam wolf jersey. Ride concepts wildcats. That鈥檚 my stuff

  10. Story Time With Kirk March 10, 2021 @ 10:43 pm

    are there any companies that make non spandex fluffy sided jerseys ?? 5 foot 8 but fluffy and found most xxxl stuff is still made for tiny people

  11. JAMES ROBERT MTB March 10, 2021 @ 10:44 pm

    All the gear no….

  12. MTB shorts are made for people with skinny thighs. I haven鈥檛 found any that fit me so I just use some shorts that are technically hiking shorts

  13. Why do does Amazon provide good jerseys for cycling?

  14. Michael Santa Maria March 10, 2021 @ 10:52 pm

    This is a leatt commercial. And I rock the knee gap at all times and still send it.

  15. Big fashion no no

  16. I wish there were more videos like this (even if they are sponsored), mtb product lineups can be very confusing

  17. I love all the swanky and functional gear and options out there today. But I secretly miss the Lee Dungarees and ProTec helmet era 馃槀

  18. DPOWER FITGERALD March 10, 2021 @ 10:56 pm

    Am I missing something why is bright not good i think its a good thing in the event of the unfortunate crash?

  19. Johannes Nilsen March 10, 2021 @ 11:03 pm

    I bought mx, mtb jerseys on sale. Some of the mx stuff are actually same thing as mtb just different design on livery, some brands have kits that differ, some have mtb spesific stuff, some jerseys have pockets I have 2 jerseys from Alpinestars that has so big pockets on the sides of the hips it fits a Sony xz premium with big case, so you can fit gloves, a buff, or some food there. I have fox 180 mx jersey that is basically see through that creates alot of air flow, it makes a huge difference just moving or walking it cools me down, but when blasting downhills it cools me down even better. I have Mavic CrossMaxx whihh is tightly woven, durable no thin exposed thread, nice for spring autumn. Alpinestars Braap jersey is not as durable, I think it’s due to the weave it is not very ventinated but not super tight, but has more exposed thread it is a mix of tight and exposed thus wearing faster. All of my 4 jerseys Tore at the chest collar area. I have a Fox 360 too, nice air flow on that one too, I also have super light, comfy, thin and fragile Fox Air Flex, but one hit by a branch or crash and you have a big hole. I hit a branch it tore a hole. I have review of the jersey mentioned.

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