O’Neal Element FreeRide Gear – First Look

I’ve always liked O’Neal gear, especially this latest bold, minimal design. They’ve done some pretty lairy designs before, maybe not to everyone’s taste (see socks below) but they also do great simple design too. O’Neal offer everything from proper DH gear to more lightweight, free-ride gear. There’s also a lot of crossover with the designs too, so it’s easy to mix and match. Here we’re looking at the Element FR jersey and shorts, plus the AMX gloves.

O’Neal Element FR Jersey –

O’Neal do a huge range of riding gear, from the bright and lairy to this more understated Element collection. A great looking and loose fitting riding jersey, what more do I want? The underarms have mesh panels to aid ventilation and it’s all built from a quick-drying, breathable and sweat-absorbing fabric.

Colour Options – Blue (pictured), Green, Neon, Red, Black/White and Lairy.

Sizes – S, M, L, XL, XXL

Price – £39.95

O’Neal Element FR Shorts –

These are more of a heavyweight short, built form heavy duty, durable fabric for tear resistance. There are stretch panels on the front, rear and in the crotch area for improved freedom-of-movement. Two removable foam hip protectors are included if you wish to use them and there’s a single  zipped pocket on either side.

Colour Options – Blue (pictured), Green, Neon, Red, Black/White.

Sizes – 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38

Price – £84.95

O’Neal AMX Gloves –

Anyone who has read my articles in the past may know I like simple and lightweight gloves, these fit the bill perfectly. Super lightweight with great freedom-of-movement, the perfect choice for maximum feel and bike control. Pre-curved tailoring for the best fit and the super supple Nonofront palm material helps give a great feel.

Colour Options – Blue (pictured), Neon, Red/Grey, Black/White.

Sizes – S, M, L, XL, XXL

Price – £29.99

We’ve also got the Sinner Race knee guard, Dirt elbow guard and Defender helmet on test. Watch this space for the First Look on those coming soon……..

Photos by Rich Bennett.


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