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Equipment

Do not allow bad weather, obstacles or falls to cause an early end to your holiday or biking day. Protect your body, especially your head, with a set of recommended protective equipment designed specifically for both downhill and mountain biking.

HELMET

A helmet is compulsory for all bikers. In the bike park, we recommend wearing a full-face helmet which offers the greatest possible protection in the case of an accident.

Goggles

Closed goggles are the best choice for protecting the eyes against dirt, branches, insects and any other obstacles on the trails or in the case of an accident.

LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT AND SHORTS

Long-sleeved and functional bike clothing complements the equipment and not only ensures a cool style but also protects the skin against sunburn and minor injuries in the event of a fall. 

FULL-FINGER GLOVES

The hands are the first body parts that touch the ground in the event of a fall and absorb a large part of the impact energy. Therefore, the hands have to be protected particularly well. In addition, the full-finger gloves ensure better grip on the handlebar and the brakes. 

SOLID SHOES

Good shoes with a stiff and durable sole and ankle support are highly recommended on rough terrain

ELBOW AND KNEE PROTECTORS

They ensure good protection against cuts, scratches and other injuries which occur most frequently in the event of a fall in those body areas. Especially knee protectors are a must in mountain biking.

BODY PROTECTION

Wearing an extra chest armour or at least a back protector is highly recommended as these protectors can help avoid serious injuries. Body protection should be worn especially when riding on bike park trails.

NECK BRACE

Neck braces are recommended for all those who ride on the trail at breakneck speed and do not fear long jumps, higher speed and steep drops.