Kit and protection has become incredibly specific to the type of riding we do. Consider helmets, it’s no longer as simple as full face or open face – enduro racing has developed its own forms of race specific clothing, guarding and ways of attaching your goggles. Speaking of which even those are complex with anti fog and a huge range of lense tints available for constant or changing conditions. And let’s face it varying weather is a big part of riding and that’s another reason why we’re totally happy with our choice of shoes in this year’s 100, as they have proven time and again with their durability, comfort and technical features. You’ll also see some old favourites in here to when it comes to keeping your knees in one piece but we don’t just change this list for the hell of it. Your body is on the line here.