MOTOCROSS gear isn’t just cool to look at, it keeps you safe. Your kit bag will be bursting at the seams. But, motocross gear isn’t exactly cheap, so you’ll want to make sure you’re buying the right stuff.
So, I know what you’re thinking.
What gear do I need for motocross riding and racing? Here’s our list of essential kit, originally published by Noob Norm and the Beginner’s Guide To Motocross.
It goes without saying if you don't have a helmet, you don't ride. Arguably, a helmet will be your most crucial bit of protection when you crash (which you will, and if you don’t, you’re not the adrenaline junkie you thought you were) – so don’t mess around here.
Don’t buy cheap helmets from brands that are not quality tested.
In the UK, you’ll want a motocross helmet that has an ACU Gold Stamp.
In the USA, you’ll want a motocross helmet that has a DOT, Snell M2005, Snell M2010 or ECE R22-05 marking.
No brand worth their own bodyweight will sell a helmet without a well-known safety marking.
If you’re unfamiliar with the best motocross helmet brands, some of the top brands include: 6D, Answer, Arai, Bell, Fly Racing, Fox Racing, HJC, MSR, O’Neal, Shift, Shoei, Thor and Troy Lee Designs.
I’d suggest sticking to those.