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Protective Gear

Cycling protective gear has become a critical piece of equipment for mountain bikers.  As bike suspension, geometry and our riding has advanced so too have the protective guards that are available today.  Gone are the days of big, bulky and stifling leg armour or cumbersome chest pieces that caused you to sweat and fatigue.  Today's cycling protective gear is lightweight, mobile, minimalist with an added ergonomics that just was not available in the orignal days of Roach pads.

At The Bike Shop we offer a large selection of cycling protective gear including shin guards, knee pads, hip protection, arm guards, elbow guards, body armour/chest protection and spinal protection.  We stock and/or sell the best models from Fox Racing, iXS, Leatt, POC and Race Face.

Shop us online for the largest selection and with confidence knowing you will be treated to outstanding customer service, free standard ground shipping on orders over $120* plus free returns.  We are Canada's Best Online Bike Shop.

iXS Cleaver Jacket
$399.99
Whether you’re battling your personal demons or 50 other racers in your field, make sure you suit up in iXS’s Cleaver Jacket for an extra dose of protection and confidence. The Cleaver Jacket includes all the Cleaver modules so you can mix and match your level of protection. You get back, chest, shoulder, elbow and rib zone coverage with this armor, and it is loaded with thoughtful, hi-tech features to meet the demands of today’s gravity riders. iXS’s VentMesh and super light technologies provide tremendous comfort, breathability, and ventilation with the highest level of protection–because body armor shouldn’t make you sweat more bullets than the thought of sending the 40 foot double without armor. Technical highlights: •ArmadilloDuo: dual-density, dual-compound padding for optimized shock absorption and dispersion. •HexMatter: Hexagonal cells allows for lightweight, low density material with high compression and energy absorption. •NockOut: vented 3D padding in critical areas. •BraceReady: Exchangeable unit that allows an easy fit for most neck brace systems. •Waist Fit System: An adjustable waist belt system to optimize personal fit and comfort. Adjustable height with full range of stretch.
iXS Trigger Upper Body Protective
$299.99
The Trigger upper protective jersey is designed for heavier terrain and competition. It features a certified Xmatter protective foam where heavy impacts must be absorbed such as back and shoulders and additionally with elbow protection. A NockOut absorbent padding protects chest and ribs. A tight fit, an ergonomic cut and a high level of moisture wicking and breathability provide highest comfort and safety. EN1621-2:2014 L1 (Back) / EN1621-1:2012 (Elbow) certified. - Xmatter Protective Foam At Back And Shoulder (removable) - Nockout Absorbent Padding At Chest And Rips - Lightweight, Compact, Moisture Wicking And Breathable - Flexzip, Stretchable YKK Zipper For Increased Ergonomic Comfort - Adult-sized
iXS Trigger Upper Body Protective
$299.99
The Trigger upper protective jersey is designed for heavier terrain and competition. It features a certified Xmatter protective foam where heavy impacts must be absorbed such as back and shoulders and additionally with elbow protection. A NockOut absorbent padding protects chest and ribs. A tight fit, an ergonomic cut and a high level of moisture wicking and breathability provide highest comfort and safety. EN1621-2:2014 L1 (Back) / EN1621-1:2012 (Elbow) certified. - Xmatter Protective Foam At Back And Shoulder (removable) - Nockout Absorbent Padding At Chest And Rips - Lightweight, Compact, Moisture Wicking And Breathable - Flexzip, Stretchable YKK Zipper For Increased Ergonomic Comfort - Kid-sized
iXS Carve Upper Body Protective
$249.99
The Carve upper protective jersey is designed for heavier terrain and competition. It features a certified Xmatter protective foam where heavy impacts must be absorbed such as back and shoulders. A NockOut absorbent padding protects chest and ribs. A tight fit, an ergonomic cut, and a high level of moisture wicking and breathability, provide the highest level of comfort and safety. iXS protectors meet European safety standard EN1621-1 and EN1621-2 respectively.
iXS Carve Upper Body Protective
$249.99
The Carve upper protective jersey is designed for heavier terrain and competition. It features a certified Xmatter protective foam where heavy impacts must be absorbed such as back and shoulders. A NockOut absorbent padding protects chest and ribs. A tight fit, an ergonomic cut, and a high level of moisture wicking and breathability, provide the highest level of comfort and safety. iXS protectors meet European safety standard EN1621-1 and EN1621-2 respectively.
iXS Flow Upper Body Protection
$219.99
The Flow upper protective jersey is specifically designed for Enduro and Trail riding. It features a certified Xmatter protective foam to protect your spine and larger surface of your back. Two small and integrated stash pockets allow packing most important tools. A tight fit, an ergonomical cut and a high level of moisture wicking and breathability provide highest comfort and safety. iXS protectors meet European safety standard EN1621-1 and EN1621-2 respectively. Key technologies - X-matter: Flexible Viscoelastic polymer absorbs forces upon impact without hindering range of motion. The open cell compound is engineered to withstand multiple impacts in the same region while retaining its shock absorbing properties. -FlexZip: Stretchable and flexible zipper allows garments to move with contours of the body without excess bunching. - Aeromesh: Lightweight and anti-bacterial treated 3D performance mesh, optimized for breathability and moisture wicking.
iXS Flow Upper Body Protective
$219.99
The Flow upper protective jersey is specifically designed for Enduro and Trail riding. It features a certified Xmatter protective foam to protect your spine and larger surface of your back. Two small and integrated stash pockets allow packing most important tools. A tight fit, an ergonomical cut and a high level of moisture wicking and breathability provide highest comfort and safety. iXS protectors meet European safety standard EN1621-1 and EN1621-2 respectively. Key technologies - X-matter: Flexible Viscoelastic polymer absorbs forces upon impact without hindering range of motion. The open cell compound is engineered to withstand multiple impacts in the same region while retaining its shock absorbing properties. -FlexZip: Stretchable and flexible zipper allows garments to move with contours of the body without excess bunching. - Aeromesh: Lightweight and anti-bacterial treated 3D performance mesh, optimized for breathability and moisture wicking.
Race Face Flank Core
$184.99
- Removable D30 High performance shock absorbing protective foam at shoulders and spine - Custom Heat-Moulded foam chest piece - Works in conjunction with leading neck braces - Strategic fabric mapping: Highly durable dense mesh throughout the core ensures second skin super fit to keep targeted protection in its place and allows for maximum venting - Lycra stretch panels are integrated with flatlock seam finish to ensure mobility and comfort through the athlete's full range of motion - Sizing is built for snug fit
iXS Trigger Knee Guard
$182.99
The Trigger models manage without hard shells and are therefore light and with its asymmetrical design extremely comfortable to wear. They are ideal for somewhat harder use and, with the integrated Xmatter padding concept provide high impact absorption and protection. With the Trigger we introduce product properties like exchangeable padding, structurally improved AeroMesh of newest generation offering a higher level of comfort and structural strength. - Xmatter Protection Foam (exchangeable) - Asymmetrical Design, Left And Right Specifically And Individually Formed For Improved Comfort. - Anatomically Formed For Improved Comfort, Flexibility And Function - Aeromesh, Light, Moisture Wicking, Breathable, Anti-bacterial, Added Structural Strength, High Level Of Comfort - Looplock Closings - Silicon Stopper - En1621-1:2012 Certified
Pearl Izumi Elevate Knee Guard
$180.00
Real protection that stays comfortably in place with effective ventilation; these pads tick all the boxes. These medium-weight guards use D3O’s flexible LP1 viscoelastic pads for premium protection, wrapped in lightweight four-way stretch Cordura for incredible durability. Direct ventilation through the front of the pads help keep you cool, so you can keep your pads up while pedaling, and our extended over-the-thigh design minimizes slippage. - Medium weight pads for Enduro and Trail riding - D3O viscoelastic LP1 pads offer CE level 1 protection in lightweight, breathable forms - Cordura 4-way stretch woven materials provide durability without restriction or extra weight - Mesh fabric with a knee cutout is used back of leg for breathability and to eliminate bunching behind the knee when pedaling - Longer knee-warmer-inspired design with wide elastic grippers and silicone interior print keeps pads in place - Offers a more forgiving fit than currently available pad designs
iXS Cleaver Sleeve Kit
$174.99
Upgrade your iXS Cleaver Vest with the Sleeve Kit for maximum upper-body protection. The Sleeve Kit seamlessly fastens to your Cleaver Vest module (sold separately), and it is loaded with hi-tech features to keep you blasting down the course with newfound confidence. The ArmadillioDuo padding used in the shoulder and elbow shells is a dual-density, dual-compound material designed to absorb impact and distribute forces evenly. Clip these on to your Vest and send it!
iXS Trigger
$174.99 $274.99 36% Off
The iXS Trigger upper body protector Protective jackets do not have to be heavy and uncomfortable: after the protector's vest "Flow" and the protector jersey "Carve", iXS launches another model: the "Trigger". It protects elbows, back and shoulders and has a stretchy zipper (FlexZip). The soft Xmatter protectors absorb the impact energy and are removable for washing the jersey. Highlights Protects back, elbows and shoulders with Xmatter pads, easy padding on the chest Stretchable FlexZip Well ventilated, breathable and moisture wicking material delivery
iXS Cleaver Knee/Shin Guards
$164.99
If you’re pushing your limits, you’re going to take risks. When things get a little too rowdy, make sure your legs are protected with iXS’s Cleaver Knee/Shin Guards. Specially designed for gravity applications, the Cleaver iss are loaded with thoughtful, high-tech features for a perfect fit with next-level protection. The AeroMesh construction is a lightweight, extremely breathable material that helps keep your legs cool and dry, even on hot summer days. And, it’s antimicrobial, so it doesn’t absorb odor. Silicone strips inside deliver a no-slip fit and iXS’s LoopLock closures provide compression with maximum security. Highlights: • ArmadilloDuo: dual-density padding made from flexible, shock absorbing thermoplastic. • SqueezeBox: an articulating joint behind the knee for a great fit with max comfort while pedaling. • NockOut: vented 3D padding in critical areas including lower leg, upper leg, and inner/outer knees. •KneeGusset: horseshoe-shaped gusset designed to keep pads in place during impact. •SideTap & Skid Protection: integrated, lateral padding for protection against grazes with trail obstacles.
Fox Racing Launch Pro D3O Knee Guards
$164.95
The Launch Pro D3O Knee Guards build on the legendary performance of Fox's existing guards and elevate the performance to new heights. Designed with input from Fox's elite level race team, these knee guards utilize D30 - the worldwide leader in impact reducing materials - and combines that technology with a removable hard cap for bulletproof durability and all mountain performance. The D3O CE certified build allows the knee guard to stay flexible for ease of movement and comfort, but upon impact, they instantly harden to dissipate the force of the crash. The Launch Pro D3O Knee Guards have a breathable, moisture wicking construction for all day comfort. - Enhanced breathability through perforated, non-toxic, hypoallergenic Ariaprene neoprene - Anatomically designed panels provide superior pedal efficiency and on-bike comfort - Moisture wicking back fabric keeps you cool and dry - Removable/replaceable hardshell front knee cap to reduce snagging - D3O CE certified insert for impact protection
iXS Mallet Knee/Shin Guards
$149.99 - $154.99
That voice in your head that’s telling you to back off and slow it down—yeah, you don’t need to listen to him. . iXS’s Mallet Knee/Shin Guards have you covered, literally. They are lightweight, loaded with high-tech features, and they fit securely to give you extra confidence. The AeroMesh material is lightweight and extremely breathable to help keep your legs cool and dry, even on hot summer days. And, it’s antimicrobial so it doesn’t absorb odor. Silicone strips inside deliver a no-slip fit and iXS’s LoopLock closures provide compression with maximum security. • ArmadilloDuo: dual-density padding made from flexible, shock absorbing thermoplastic • SqueezeBox: an articulating joint at the knee for a great fit with max comfort while pedaling • NockOut: vented 3D padding in critical areas including lower leg, upper leg, and inner/outer knees • KneeGusset: horseshoe-shaped gusset designed to keep pads in place during impact
Dakine Mayhem Knee Pads
$144.99
Hard shell knee pads for gravity-fueled riding. Pedal-friendly, pro-level impact coverage. Designed for gravity-fueled riding with input from Dakine team riders, these mountain bike knee pads are designed to articulate while you pedal, so they stay in place as you ride. A skid plate and foam padding combo disperses impact loads, while the breathable build keeps the air flowing to keep you dry and comfortable. They are remarkably lightweight to boot. 1 Year Limited Warranty 3D molded plastic protection Perforated and breathable construction DK Impact energy absorbing foam technology Polygiene® Odor Control technology Upper shin protection shield Lateral and medial side protection Articulated thigh paneling Interior patella support and back of calf compression for secure fit Adjustable thigh and calf straps Silicon gripper elastic
iXS Dagger Knee Guard
$142.99
Freeride legend Darren “The Claw” Berrecloth demands the best when it comes to his equipment. iXS’s Dagger Knee Guards were developed with input from The Claw, so they have everything you need when you’re pushing the envelope. Specially designed for gravity applications, the Daggers are loaded with thoughtful, high-tech features for a perfect fit with next-level protection. The AeroMesh material is lightweight and extremely breathable to help keep your legs cool and dry, even on hot summer days. And, it’s antimicrobial so it doesn’t absorb odor. Silicone strips inside deliver a no-slip fit, and iXS’s LoopLock closures provide compression with maximum security. Key Technologies: - Armadillo Duo: Dual-compound hard shells provide skid and puncture protection while remaining flexible - SqueezeBox: Patented shell linkage allows for full articulation without sacrificing protection - Knee Gusset: Internal padding around the patella locks protector in position and distributes impact forces around the knee - AeroMesh: Lightweight and anti-bacterial treated 3D performance mesh, optimized for breathability and moisture wicking
iXS Flow Zip Knee Guard
$142.99
With the Flow ZIP knee guard, iXS provides super thin, light and comfortable knee protectors. According to its name the Flow ZIP features an elastic zip FlexZip which simplifies putting them on and off. Developed with mountain bike legend Hans Rey, pads are super compact to fit any backpack. The integrated Xmatter padding concept provides high impact absorption and protection. With the Flow ZIP iXS introduce product properties like exchangeable padding, structurally improved AeroMesh of newest generation offering a higher level of comfort and structural strength. - Xmatter Protection Foam (exchangeable) - Flexzip, Stretchable Zipper - Aeromesh, Light, Moisture Wicking, Breathable, Anti-bacterial, Added Structural Strength, High Level Of Comfort - Looplock Closings - Silicon Stopper - En1621-1:2012 Certified
CamelBak Sternum Protector
$139.99
Let the scenery, not a sudden impact, take your breath away! Because all riders eventually take a hit, the Sternum Impact Protector offers extra protection against minor chest injuries. And because all good stories are best shared with friends, it also features an integrated action camera mount so you can relive the ride once you're off the trail. This fully adjustable accessory is compatible with the CamelBak family of protection and hydration packs and constructed with the same attention to comfort and functionality as expected from the industry leader. Features: - Sternum CE Level II Protector: Protects chest against sudden impact and minor injuries - Integrated Action Camera Mount: Compatible with most action camera mounts - Perforated for Added Ventilation: Offers air flow and cushioning to maximize comfort and breathability Offers air flow and cushioning to maximize comfort and breathability - Fully Adjustable Chest and Shoulder Straps: Adjustable to ensure a custom fit for maximum stability and comfort - Pack Compatible: Works in conjunction with hydration and impact protector packs
iXS Carve EVO Knee Guard
$137.99
Consider yourself one of the lucky ones if you’ve felt the thrill of soaring down the trail at ridiculously fast speeds. Proper protection at those speeds is essential, and iXS has you covered with the Carve Knee Guards. These lightweight, low-profile pads have the protection and features you need for your adrenaline-fueled, gravity-slaying rides. The AeroMesh material is lightweight and extremely breathable to help keep you cool and dry, even on hot summer days. And, it's antimicrobial so it doesn't absorb odor. Silicone strips inside deliver a no-slip fit and iXS’s LoopLock closures provide compression with maximum security. Key Technologies - Xmatter: supple, vented, open-cell foam that hardens on impact to disperse shock - Aeromesh: lightweight and anti-bacterial treated 3D performance mesh, optimized for breathability and moisture wicking
iXS Carve Evo+ Knee Guard (Kids)
$96.59 - $137.99 $137.99 Up to 30% Off
The Carve models manage without hard shells and are therefore light and extremely comfortable to wear. They are ideal for somewhat harder use and, with the integrated Xmatter padding concept provide high impact absorption and protection. With the Carve Evo+ we introduce product properties like exchangeable padding, structurally improved AeroMesh of newest generation offering a higher level of comfort and structural strength. - Xmatter Protection Foam (exchangeable) - AeroMesh, Light, Moisture Wicking, Breathable, Anti-bacterial, Added Structural Strength, High Level Of Comfort - Looplock Closings - Silicone Stopper - En1621-1:2012 Certified - Kid-sized
Fox Racing Launch Pro D3O Elbow Guards
$134.95
The Launch Pro D3O Elbow Guards build on the legendary performance of Fox's existing guards and elevate the performance to new heights. Designed with input from Fox's elite level race team, these elbow guards utilize D30 - the worldwide leader in impact reducing materials - and combine that technology with a removable hard cap for bulletproof durability and all mountain performance. The D3O CE certified build allows the elbow guard to stay flexible for ease of movement and comfort, but upon impact, they instantly harden to provide a hard shell-like protection. The Launch Pro D3O Elbow Guards have a breathable, moisture wicking construction, so they remain comfortable all day long. - Enhanced breathability through perforated, non-toxic, hypoallergenic Ariaprene neoprene - Anatomically designed panels provide superior on-bike comfort - Moisture wicking back fabric keeps you cool and dry - Removable/replaceable hardshell front cap to reduce snagging - D3O CE certified insert for impact protection
iXS Carve Evo+ Elbow Guard
$122.99
The Carve models manage without hard shells and are therefore light and extremely comfortable to wear. They are ideal for somewhat harder use and, with the integrated Xmatter padding concept provide high impact absorption and protection. With the Carve Evo+ iXS introduce product properties like exchangeable padding, structurally improved AeroMesh of newest generation offering a higher level of comfort and structural strength. - Xmatter Protection Foam (exchangeable) - AeroMesh, Light, Moisture Wicking, Breathable, Anti-bacterial, Added Structural Strength, High Level Of Comfort - Looplock Closings - Silicon Stopper - En1621-1:2012 Certified - Adult-sized
Pearl Izumi Elevate Elbow Guard
$120.00
Real comfortable, real protection; that’s the Elevate Elbow Guard. These medium-weight guards use D3O’s flexible LP1 viscoelastic pads for premium protection. Lightweight four-way stretch Cordura provides an unparalleled fit with incredible durability. We leave the pad open inside the elbows to make moving on the bike through technical sections as comfortable as possible and to improve ventilation for riding on hot days. - Medium weight pads for Enduro and Trail riding - D3O viscoelastic LP1 pads offer CE level 1 protection in lightweight, breathable forms - Cordura 4-way stretch woven materials provide durability without restriction or extra weight - Mesh fabric on inside of arm provides breathability - Arm-warmer-inspired design with wide elastic grippers and silicone interior print keeps pads in place - Offers a more forgiving fit than currently available pad designs
Pearl Izumi Summit Knee Guard
$120.00
We know that the challenge to making a great pair of knee guards is to build them in such a way that they are comfortable to pedal in. After all, they can’t protect you if they’re around your ankles. We used lightweight 4-way stretch Cordura fabric to create a knee guard that fits well and doesn’t restrict the pedal stroke, and kept the back open to prevent material from bunching up behind the knee — a primary source of discomfort. D3O viscoelastic material offers excellent protection with minimal weight while maintaining flexibility. Perfect for trail riders who want a bit more protection, but don’t want to slow down. - Light weight pads for Trail riding - D3O viscoelastic sheet material backed with EVA foam provides CE level 1 protection with minimal bulk - Cordura 4-way stretch woven fabric provides durability in high-impact areas - Mesh fabric on main sleeve provides breathability - Longer knee-warmer-inspired design with wide elastic grippers and silicone interior print keeps pads in place - Offers a more forgiving fit than currently available pad designs
7iDP Flex Shorts
$119.99
- Flexible curve 1mm flexible side panels for a contoured fit and polygon perforated foam pads on the hips and legs - Rear yolk designed to protect the cocyx - All pads are removable for washing - Double layer polygon foam for increased ventilation and airflow - Jaquard knit elastic waistband and compression fit - Designed beyond CE EN 1621/1 Standards
iXS Hack Lower Body Protective
$119.99
The Hack lower protective shorts protect at all important vital impact zones. Designed as underwear, the shorts are fitted tight and include an antibacterial, 3D, ergonomically-formed chamois. - NockOut absorbent padding - Antibacterial, vented, and ergonomically 3D formed chamois
iXS Hack Lower Body Protective (Kids)
$119.99
The Hack lower protective shorts protect at all important vital impact zones. Designed as underwear, the shorts are fitted tight and include an antibacterial, 3D, ergonomically-formed chamois. - NockOut absorbent padding - Antibacterial, vented, and ergonomically 3D formed chamois - Kids sizing
iXS Carve EVO Elbow Guard
$117.99
Consider yourself one of the lucky ones if you’ve felt the thrill of annihilating the trail at ridiculously fast speeds. Proper protection at those speeds is essential, and iXS has you covered with the Carve Elbow Guards. These lightweight, low-profile pads have the protection and features you need for your adrenaline-fueled, gravity-slaying rides. The AeroMesh material is lightweight and extremely breathable to help keep your arms cool and dry, even on hot summer days. And, it’s antimicrobial so it doesn’t absorb odor. Silicone strips inside deliver a no-slip fit and iXS’s LoopLock closures provide compression with maximum security. Key Technologies - Xmatter: supple, vented, open-cell foam that hardens on impact to disperse shock - Aeromesh: lightweight and anti-bacterial treated 3D performance mesh, optimized for breathability and moisture wicking
iXS Carve Evo+ Elbow Guard
$117.99
The Carve models manage without hard shells and are therefore light and extremely comfortable to wear. They are ideal for somewhat harder use and, with the integrated Xmatter padding concept provide high impact absorption and protection. With the Carve Evo+ iXS introduce product properties like exchangeable padding, structurally improved AeroMesh of newest generation offering a higher level of comfort and structural strength. - Xmatter Protection Foam (exchangeable) - AeroMesh, Light, Moisture Wicking, Breathable, Anti-bacterial, Added Structural Strength, High Level Of Comfort - Looplock Closings - Silicon Stopper - En1621-1:2012 Certified - Kid-sized
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