Thanks to the global pandemic, It’s more important than ever to shop locally for your motorcycling needs. That’s why we’re covering off some top-notch locally distributed kit to help you gear up for your next big trail ride. Money spent local, supports the local bike industry after all.
If, like us, you spent lockdown fantasizing about future riding adventures you probably spent a bit of time window shopping too. We know we did!
So with that in mind, today we’re looking at some of 2020’s best kit you need in your gear bag to be ready to hit your next big trail ride - and importantly we’re keeping it local by checking out the range of quality gear on offer from Motogear.co.nz and their nationwide network of Kiwi dealers.
The Aviator 2.3 is THE helmet you see en masse at enduro events worldwide. It weighs in at barely a hair over 1000g, has a close-fitting Carbon/Kevlar composite shell fitted with dual-density EPS foam and AIROH’s AMSS2 system (which gives you protection against rotational impacts) with ventilation that functions noticeably from walking speed. Increasing the value beyond the lid itself, included in the box are two different peak extenders, vent covers, and even a GoPro mount!
If $1200 seems a little steep for your budget, check out the TWIST 2.0 ($375) and WRAPP ($275) from Airoh, which provide a similar design philosophy for a fraction of the price.
The SCOTT Fury improves on the immensely popular Prospect goggle, boasting a larger field of view whilst still retaining compatibility with SCOTT’s WFS Roll-Off and Lens Lock systems. The usual SCOTT quality is there, with 3-layer face foam, a non-slip strap, and TruView WORKS lens technology. Priced at $139.50, it's quality that won't break the bank.
Want to know what a pro dirt head thinks? Check out the review over at TheDirt.co.nz
When you're abusing your gear out on the trail, you want to know that it'll take a beating and won't let you down. The 2019 SCOTT Enduro range is longer-lasting and harder-wearing than the average Jersey/Pants combo without sacrificing comfort and ventilation.
If you’re planning on making your gear last longer than a single season, you want to hang this set in your wardrobe.
Five has revolutionised the motorcycling glove space and the MXF Prorider S continues to tradition of offering some of the best gloves in the game. In particular, the NanoFront® fabric and gel inserts separate the MXF Prorider S from the rest, with a distinct focus on palm protection and blister prevention for riders who might spend multiple days out riding. Priced at just $65 and moisture-wicking, comfortable, and grippy no matter what, there’s a reason the MXF Prorider S is such a popular glove.
Don‘t believe us? Check out the full review from TheDirt.co.nz
The Sidi Crossfire range is an absolute staple of MX-riders worldwide, with the latest 3rd edition offering additional protection and a wider fit. The ankle is about as reinforced as reinforcement goes without affecting mobility, and the lack of booty makes for a very comfortable, slim fit.
But the real party trick of the Crossfire 3 is that virtually every part of the boot is replaceable in your own home, from the buckles and shin plate right down to the soles of the SRS version. Initial set up might be steep at $899, but you can guarantee you will be able to run your Crossfires season after season with minimal maintenance.
With a 3-litre water reservoir plus 1-litre of added storage capacity, the Kriega Hydro-3 is ideal for a day spent on the trail. Like all Kriega products, it features a 10-year quality guarantee and a bulletproof construction to match so you know you're $229.90 is well spent. Plus along with Kriega’s innovative Quadloc harness the Hydro-3 shifts the weight from your shoulders to the centre of your chest, reducing rider fatigue and helping you ride for longer. An absolute must-have for the trail in our books.