How do you find out if something's good or not? Ask someone you ride with? Read magazines or blogs? Google it? Go to stores? Go to events? We're doing all that. It takes a lot of time, but it's worth it. All of the information and experience we're gathering from multiple sources pours into our Gear Guide and Tech Talk articles right here on SportsProtective.com. We do this so you don't waste your money choosing a product that doesn't suit your ability or your type of riding.
Mountain biking can take you down many paths; downhill, single track, cross country, trails, all-mountain, trials, freeride, dirt jumping, and so on. Obviously, how you outfit yourself for protection and comfort will vary. Save yourself some time and click through the resources we're collecting here, then make an informed decision. It's the difference between spending and investing.
Nothing focuses your attention on protecting a certain part of your body more than injuring it. Tore up your knee? How about those knee pads. Hit a tree, broke a rib? Body armor starts to sound attractive. But if you asked us where to start, our recommendation would be coverage for your head, hands and hips.
And...depending on what type of riding you do and/or your tolerance for risk, you should also consider:
Do downhill mountain biking or dirt jumping? You should have all of the above and regularly replace the pieces you destroy.
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Whatever your choice of mountain biking protection, we stand behind every product we sell. We'll help outfit you with gear that's suited for your sport and ability. Since 2004, SportsProtective has been offering something that's hard to find - a one-stop-shop that specializes in high performance safety equipment for bike and snow sports. It has made us the authoritative source for what's new and good when it comes to maximizing your time enjoying action sports like MTB, BMX, snowboarding and skiing.