Trust me. For those of us who can do without the climb, and prefer adrenalin to endorphins, this is a great time to get into downhill specific biking. The equipment and protection get better every year. More and more DH trails are being built across the country. More and more ski resorts are offering lift-accessed DH trails. cartier Paris watches Perched on these big bikes at the top of trails are armor-clad couples, groups of girls, tourists, parents, children. Again, its because under all the armor, its really, really fun.Like most really fun sports, DH biking involves considerable gear. If you think you can get away without it— some of it you can, some you shouldnt—remember that the gear can help keep you on the hill instead of at home considering skin grafts or watching bones heal.
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Which—trust me—is not so much fun.With that said, heres a list of a few things, more or less in order of necessity, that you should get. That is, if you want to skip that miserable upclimb, join the group speeding maniacally down, and hit lap after lap of features. 1. BODY ARMOR: According to Andy Olpin, owner of Wilson Backcountry Sports, who oversees the fast-growing DH biking scene in Jackson Hole, WY from his bike cartier Pasha C watches shop at the base of Teton pass, armor is the most important type of gear. Itll save you if you roll through rocks....hopefully you can just dust yourself off and keep riding.. There are a lot of options out there, like these pieces from POC body armor. Knee and shin protection can save your skin and reduce the chances of cracking your patella and/or shins on your bike—or other hard objects.