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How much protection would a motorcycle jacket provide in a low speed, ebike accident?

How much protection would a motorcycle jacket with CE certified body armor provide in a sub 20mph/32kmh, ebike accident? I'm particularly interested in the following scenarios: A car running a stop ...
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How to protect inner tube on wider rims?

If you take a look at for example Schwalbe offering you will notice that the max rim tape width for 28" rims is 25mm. So how to protect inner tube on wider rims? Could tubeless rim tape be a ...
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What are my options for keeping my prescription eyeglasses on and adding helmet+goggles while cycling?

The helmets + goggles for other sports cater more generously to the bespectacled. For example, squash goggles come in two varieties, one fits like an ordinary pair of glasses, but withstand the up-to ...
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What is this complete bicycle chain guard or chain protector in the photo?

What is this complete bicycle chain guard or chain protector in the photo? It has a 3 mpb printed on it. Who makes or sells it? From How does a chain get filthy and how can you stop it from getting ...
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Please suggest a Hitch Bike Rack Theft Protection Solution

Recently I purchased hitch bike rack. This is my second bike rack. My first one was stolen when I left it installed on my car, parked on the street. The one which got stolen was a THULE bike rack. The ...
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Hybrid/gravel bike mudguards/fenders with specific coverage

Are there any aftermarket fenders that only span from the chainstay to the seatstay? I don't trust the rigidity of full-length mudguards beyond the chainstay and this is only to minimize contamination ...
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Reason why bike scratched up in this location under crankset

After owning my bike for 8 years and admittedly not always paying the most attention to it, I was thinking about buying a new bike soon. So I thought before buying the bike I'll see where damage is to ...
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Suitability of open sided bearings for frame pivots

On a 10 year old bike I am trying to replace miniature frame pivot bearings which measure 9mm x 17mm x 4mm, pictured below, and are sealed with 689z stamped on. They must measure the same dimensions ...
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Can I somehow attach a bashguard on top of largest chainring?

I have a 1x system with an ordinary 104BCD chainring and I bought a bashguard foolishly thinking it goes on top of that. Turns out a bashguard typically replaces the largest cog and I've got only one. ...
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Protect chipping frame from metal bike lock with Sugru

What's the best method to stop a Kryptonite Mini d-lock scratching/chipping an aluminium frame? Stickers have already been applied as a first layer of protection. Is there something similar to the ...
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Getting a Brompton on and off a plane without going broke

After the damage done to my Brompton by StarPeru, and from the information in my previous question, I now have a Chubby. It protects the bike better than the B-bag, and my carry-on goes in it between ...
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Wheel spoke reflector Flectr

Winter is comming, days become shorter, need extra visibility for darker times. Have somebody used Flectr zero reflector (https://shop.flectr.bike/collections/reflective-products)? Is it worth the ...
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Winter face protection

Winter is coming. I found that when commuting—or just riding—in cold conditions (say -10 Celsius), the skin on my face becomes too dry, red, and itchy. What can I do to prevent this? I'...
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How well does Mountain Bike body armor work?

I have started getting into mountain biking, i have already got knee and elbow pads and am considering getting some back/spine protection. I would describe my riding as trail/enduro so i do a fair ...
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is bicycle helmet actually safe? [closed]

The bicycle helmets are almost just made by styrofoam and many people use it instead of motorcycle helmet with full protect and plastic,metal parts.the truck can easily crush it and almost helmet are ...
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Is it safe to cut off from the inside of my helmet?

Having a rather "pointy" head (think of something like Patrick Stewart's head), all bicycle helmets I've every tried on tend to have contact with only one point at the top of my head. Now my idea was ...
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Micheli Protek Max: what are the fundamental differences? [closed]

The Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Michelin Protek Max are both tires that offer a 5mm puncture protection and a reflecting sidewall, which are both interesting features. The price is not the same, the ...
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What is a good way to weatherproof a bike outside

So I've been going to college over in Michigan for the past few months, and I've always been worried about the condition of my bike. Back at home, I used to keep it in a shed to protect it from the ...
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(Serious): Male genital protection for mountain biking/BMX and for common falls

I want to start using a protection like a helmet for is for the head, but for my penis and testicles. Why is important? It would give me much more confidence when triying new tricks and tecniques to ...
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Are convertible full face helmets as safe as regular ones?

I'm thinking about buying a full face helmet for bike parks. While searching I found helmets like Bell 2R that convert from round enduro helmet to full face with a removable chin bar, which is kind of ...
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How to protect bike frame mounted on the carrying rack?

The ropes I fix the bike with on the rack and the rack itself (although covered with a plastic layer (an old inner tube) make marks on the frame. I would like to avoid using extra pads, sponges or ...
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Storing a nice bike outside cheaply in the city during winter (weather/security) [duplicate]

I'm no longer able to store bicycles in my flat, as my current place is less than 20m² in size; Is there any way to store a bicycle outside in a way which will significantly minimize weather- and ...
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What is the best way to protect frame from dents during crashes?

I have a bike and I crash relatively often. I'm concerned about protecting the frame from damage. I started searching for a way to resolve the problem and I'd like to share options that I've found, ...
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How to prevent knee/shin guards slipping?

I am using plastic guards that cover knees and shins, like the ones displayed here: My problem is, when I am riding, they sometimes slip down, reducing protection of my knees. This mostly happens ...
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Which knee / shin pads for XC mountain bike riding?

I'm considering getting some knee / shin protection for mountain biking but I'm aware that it might restrict my leg movement and make my legs hot if I get the wrong ones for the job (mostly XC riding)....
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Protective Gloves for bmx / trials

I'm just back from hospital! I was having fun in a skatepark with my trials bike, and something quite unfortunate happened. Basically, my thumb flexed the wrong way around. That won't stop me ...
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How to protect underneath the frame?

I've searched and only found this and this. But what I am really after is on a solution on how to cover/protect the underside of your frame. I have a carbon road bike with mostly a white painted ...
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Gear to protect against hand injury in a crash

I commute to work a few miles on my bike in the city. Today someone walked out in front of me and I squeezed the brakes too hard and went over the handlebars. I suffered a mild elbow fracture ...
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Coping with mud in the face

I am not talking about swimming in mud. Just a damp trail or even wet pavement - and some modest speed - and the front tire function switches from steering the bike to throwing mud precisely directed ...
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Is there a significant difference between the new all-mountain/trail and classic cross country helmets?

There is a new niche of "all mountain" helmets, like Fox Flux, POC Trabec, 661 Recon etc. They feature closed, rounded backward design, and claim to protect the brainstem better. I ride all-mountain ...
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How to protect myself when falling off the bicycle

Today was rainy in Palo Alto and I was driving home in bike lane. My bike slipped and I felt off my bike in a part of bike lane that was made of concrete instead of asphalt(here). I didn't injured and ...
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What can I do to keep my knees warm?

It's getting chilly out there and my knees are starting to hurt from my short commute. I tried layered trousers (thick jeans + windstopper on top), but to no avail - my knees still get cold, while my ...
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Armor and helmet for ultra-safe commuting (women's size)?

I'm about to start daily bike commuting again after a long hiatus, and I want to go all out on safety. My fear of an accident is extreme enough that I am looking into regularly wearing body armor and ...
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Would a military helmet make a safe alternative to a bicycle helmet?

I am in need of a new bicycle helmet and have been exploring some alternative options. One possibility I am considering is visiting my local Army Surplus store and getting a helmet there. I only use ...
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Protecting yourself from briars / brambles / jaggers while mountain biking

Riding in the northeast US, I find myself encountering a lot of overgrown mountain bike trails in the spring. Many of these trails are bordered by briars / brambles / jaggers. I can't totally avoid ...
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How do you protect your bike from scratches?

Anyone here use protective tape to protect a new frame? To which areas do you apply the tape? I have a new frame and I am worried that other bikes sharing bike racks will scratch my ride.
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Is there a device for protecting your carbon-soled road shoes from the cleats?

I recently came across this product:, which is a stainless steel shield to place between your mountain cleats and your carbon soled shoes, to prevent damage to the carbon. Has anyone seen something ...
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