Mountain Bike Neck Braces for Downhill MTB and BMX riders
Neck braces are a relatively recent addition to downhill mountain bike and BMX protective gear, but cross over from the motocross world, where neck braces have been embraced for many years. Some riders feel they don't need it. Whether neck protection is right for you depends on the type of riding you're doing, where you're riding, and how you ride. A neck brace restricts any extreme movement of your neck during a crash. In other words, it prevents your head from tilting too far forward, backward, or to the side, all of which can damage the spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can, at best, keep you off the bike for six to eight weeks or, at worst, put you in a wheelchair. Why take the risk of serious injury? Find the best brands of mtb neck braces at XSportsProtective and get one shipped to you today!
Staff picks for mountain bike neck braces and BMX neck braces
Our top pick in neck protection is the Leatt DBX Comp 4
. It is low-profile, very adjustable, and hugely protective of your head and neck in the event of a serious crash. Some of the great features of the Leatt DBX Comp neck brace:
- Elements of carbon fiber reinforced with Kevlar that allows the brace to flex not break
- Thoracic strut down your back to keep the brace in proper position
- An upper wing in the back of the brace designed to crumple, dispersing energy under severe load
- Compatibility with most makes and models of helmets and upper body armor gear
Wonder how your neck brace will fit with your bicycle body armor?
We've started a series of tests looking at the interaction between different pieces of protective gear. Check out our bicycle compatibility test page
to see how a Leatt neck brace works with different models of bicycle body armor.
Do you have more questions about which neck protection is right for you?
Check out the Protective Gear Learning Center
Shop the best selection of MTB and BMX neck braces at The Original Protective Gear Store – XSportsProtective
No matter your choice of BMX and mountain bike neck protection, we stand behind every product we sell and will work with you to get you the right equipment. Don't be fooled by others who look like us! XSportsProtective has the best selection of top-quality mountain bike and BMX neck braces and other body armor—in stock—from brands you trust. Whether you’ve just bought your first bike or are an experienced rider, you'll find a wide selection of top-quality neck protection, in stock, ready to be delivered to you quickly and accurately.
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