Choose Body Protections for Biking
Mountain biking is a high speed sport that involves an increased level of risk. The rider goes through the rough and uneven terrains and enjoys different disciplines of mountain biking such as Downhill Racing, All Mountain, Freeride, Endure Racing and Dirt Jumping. It is, therefore, necessary for the riders to equip themselves with the right body protection.
For mountain biking, a rider must have knee pads, arm pads, ankle support, knee and shin pads, body armour suits, roost guards, knee braces and neck braces. Ergon
, Troy Lee Designs
, and Race Face
offer a wide range of dirt bike body protection.
Body armors are made of breathable material with lightweight hard polycarbonate hard shells to minimize the risk of impact on areas like elbow, spine, chest, shoulders, and knee joints. On the other hand, mountain bike body protection
hard shell knee pads are worn by most riders that provide protection against injuries in events of foot slipping. Most cross country, trail, and downhill riders use knee and arm pads as they provide utmost protection without affecting pedaling ability.
Body protections not merely reduce the risk of injuries but also boost the rider’s confidence to use any trick they want to perform while riding. Remember that, different riders engaged in various disciplines will have different demands for body protection according to their particular style of riding.