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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 original 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 $80* plus free returns.  We are Canada's Best Online Bike Shop.

$119.99 - $120.00
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+ Kids Elbow Guard, iXS introduces product properties like exchangeable padding and next-generation, structurally improved AeroMesh. 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 - Youth sizing
$84.00 - $140.00 $140.00 Up to 40% Off
The Carve EVO+ guards are light and extremely comfortable to wear. These guards are ideal for more demanding use due to the integrated Xmatter padding that allows for high impact absorption and protection. With the Carve Evo+ we introduce product properties like exchangeable padding, and structurally tough AeroMesh that offers a high level of comfort and structural strength. - Xmatter protection foam (exchangeable) - Low friction impact shells to absorb and distribute impact - AeroMesh light, moisture wicking, breathable, anti-bacterial - LoopLock closures - Silicone stopper - EN1621-1:2012 certified
$149.99 - $249.99 $249.99 Up to 40% Off
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.
$90.00 - $150.00 $150.00 Up to 40% Off
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
$85.00
The Hack Evo+ guards are our starter option for soft protectors. They combine the characteristics of the Flow and Carve series cost-effectively. These guards are light and extremely comfortable to wear. - Qmatter, protective padding - Silicone stopper - AeroMesh- light, moisture wicking, breathable, anti-bacterial - EN1621-1:2012 (L1) - Available in youth sizing
$82.50
The Hack Evo+ guards are our starter option for soft protectors. They combine the characteristics of the Flow and Carve series cost-effectively. These guards are light and extremely comfortable to wear. - Qmatter, protective padding - Silicone stopper - AeroMesh- light, moisture wicking, breathable, anti-bacterial - EN1621-1:2012 (L1)
$66.00 - $110.00 $110.00 Up to 40% Off
The Hack Evo guards are our entry-level option for soft protectors. They combine the characteristics of the Flow and Carve series cost-effectively. These knee guards are light and extremely comfortable to wear. - Qmatter, protective padding - Low friction impact shells to absorb and distribute impact - Silicone stopper - AeroMesh light, moisture wicking, breathable, anti-bacterial - EN1621-1:2012 (L1)
$159.99
The Flow upper body protective vest is specifically designed for enduro and trail riding. It features certified and removable Xmatter protective foam pads, positioned to specifically protect the spine and larger surface area of the back. Two small, integrated stash pockets are designed to pack essential tools. This product features a tight fit with an ergonomical cut and is secured with an elastic FlexZip center-front zipper that comfortably bends and moves with your range of motion. The materials have a high level of moisture wicking and breathability, ensuring all day comfort while you ride. - Protective Xmatter foam at back - FlexZip zipper that bends and flexes with movement - Stash pockets
$117.00 - $195.00 $195.00 Up to 40% Off
The Trigger knee guards are the best option when looking for a light yet technically advanced form of protection that still requires more demanding use from riding. Developed for rough terrain, the Trigger knee guards comfortable weight comes from the integated Xmatter padding that was developed to deliver high impact absorption and protection in a lightweight package. The asymmetrical design promotes ergonomic comfort and flexibility while also preventing slippage during pedalling. Moisture wicking, antibacterial properties of the AeroMesh promotes high breathability and all-day riding comfort. These guards allow you to remove the padding should you need to throw the sleeve in the wash or replace padding which has lost its structural integrity. - Ergonomically formed Xmatter protection foam (exchangeable) - Low friction impact shells to absorb and distribute impact - Asymmetrical design - Anatomically formed for improved comfort, flexibility and function - AeroMesh light, moisture wicking, breathable, anti-bacterial - LoopLock closures - Silicone stopper - EN1621-1:2012 (L1)
$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
$175.00
TRAIL KNEE PADS A pair of lightweight knee pads with innovative impact protection for mountain biking, designed in collaboration with RHEON™ Labs active polymer technology. Key Features: - Main knee sleeve fabric with four-way stretch that is highly breathable and feels like second skin for all day pedalling comfort. - Ergonomic patterning behind the knee and wide leg gripper higher up on the thigh stop slippage and keep pads in place. - Knee pad inserts designed specifically for Rapha in collaboration with RHEON™ Labs to control and dissipate high levels of impact. - Pads are made with an active polymer that is soft and flexible for freedom of movement but intelligently strengthens when subjected to force. - Front fabric constructed from SuperFabric™, a tough synthetic with a proprietary ceramic polymer print that is incredibly durable. - Rapha Trail Knee Pads feature Level 2, Type B protection – the highest certified level of protection found in a pair of lightweight knee pads.
$105.00
Tough for the Tumble The latest and greatest in DH and gravity protection. Ambush Elbow offers improvements in comfort, temperature management, and mobility. Certified D3O® impact absorption foam stays in place, no matter how wild the ride goes. Full Pull Protection D3O® T5 Evo X certified impact absorbing foam is serious protection when you’re feeling like pushing limits and sending it big. Under Wraps Perforated neoprene means enhanced ventilation and moisture control without losing out on comfort.
$165.00
Redesigned and refreshed Redesigned and refreshed, these DH-caliber leg pads deliver confidence-inducing heavy-duty certified D3O® impact protection, foam padded sidewalls for additional knee coverage, plus an extended EVA shin pad. Easy Out Open back design so they’re easy to slip in and out of trackside. No shoes off required. Extended Coverage Foam padded side walls, extra pad above the D3O®, and extended shin pads to guard against those weird falls and shinners. Max Protection D3O® T5 Evo X certified impact absorbing foam keeps you covered when you’re pushing to your max.
$130.00
The Race Face Covert Knee Pad is a highly breathable knee guard that features the ultra low profile, CE-certified D3O Ghost pad. All the protection, none of the bulk. - D3O Ghost knee pad - Mesh body with lycra rear gusset - Woven elastic with gripper sewn into rear gusset - Ripstop knee cover - Silicone grippers top and bottom - Removable pad
$89.00
Attack the Mountain We took our popular and proven Indy elbow pad and made improvements to increase comfort and protection without sacrificing breathability and mobility. Trust Falls Removable D3O® T4 Trio foam pad for low profile impact protection and easy sleeve washability. Feeling Alright Inner elbow gusset is strategically constructed so that nothing rubs you the wrong way. Strap Attack Comfortable and a custom fit thanks to mesh paneling and a woven elastic upper arm strap.
$120.00
- Adjustable hook and loop strap closure around the calf and silicone gripper on the upper thigh provide a secure fit. - Removable D3O LP1 foam pad provides certified impact protection. - Lycra front panel and mesh rear panel for comfort and breathability. - Abrasion-resistant knee cover for durability. - Silicone patch at shin combats slippage. - Unisex size range.
$170.00
- A Kydex pierce-proof layer and a removable D3O LP1 pad provide certified impact protection. - Durable TPU skid plate for sliding during crashes along with a ripstop knee cover for abrasion resistance. - Stretch mesh rear panel with an integrated perforated elastic above the calf for a secured fit. - Ariaprene body fabric is highly breathable and a sustainable alternative to neoprene. - Foam padded side walls offer additional coverage. - Silicone gripper print inside top opening to prevent slippage. - Unisex size range.
$70.00 $170.00 59% Off
Enduro Knee Saver The Enduro focused Roam knee will stay comfortable, in place and ready to protect! The open back design + proven D30™ impact protection add to the pad’s versatility while the puncture proof Kydex layer and TPU skid plate turn up your on trail confidence. Tough Stuff Durable TPU skid plate, a custom Kydex pierce-proof layer, Rip Stop nylon fabric covering the certified D30™ impact absorbing foam pad. Enough said. Quick Change The open-back design means you won't be wrestling with your footwear while trying to get the pads on at the trailhead or in the parking lot.
$260.00 - $280.00
Modular Gravity Protection The Ruxton Core’s modular design gives you maximum DH and gravity protection in a lightweight and breathable package. Send it with full confidence with the modular CE certified D3O® BP4, D3O® LP1 shoulder and D3O® LP1 Compact elbow pieces, and EPE chest foam. Sleeves are secured by zippers for easy removal on days when you only need to watch your back. Full Send Confidence Send it with full confidence thanks to strategic CE certified D3O® BP4 backpiece, D3O® LP1 shoulder, and LP1 compact elbow pieces. Remove, Rince, Ride, Repeat All D3O pieces are removable so you can wash the day away. Zip It and Rip It Sleeves are secured by zippers for easy removal on days when you only need back protection.
$110.00
Start ‘Em Young For kids who know no fear, a little extra protection is always a good thing. Graded down from our adult sized pads, Sendy DH knees are for kids who like to get sendy. Plenty of protection thanks to D3O® LP1 Compact impact absorbing foam plus padded side walls and an extended shin.
$80.00
Body Bumpers Kids fall, that’s what they do and the new RF Sendy Elbow protects them from the inevitable meeting with the ground. Graded down from our adult sizes, the Sendy Elbow pads feature certified D3O® LP1 Compact protectors which have been designed to protect smaller joints from impact forces.
$85.00
Body Bumpers Kids fall, that’s what they do and the new RF Sendy Trail knee protects them from the inevitable meeting with the ground. Graded down from our adult sizes, the Sendy Trail knee pads feature certified D3O® LP1 Compact protectors which have been designed to protect smaller joints from impact forces.
$80.00 - $90.00
Developed for cyclists who want enhanced flexibility, ventilation, and freedom of movement, Joint VPD Air Elbow is a light-duty elbow pad that uses our lightweight and highly impact-absorbent VPD compound. The pad is covered in reinforced stretch fabric and features neoprene antislip to keep the pad in place, even in rough riding conditions. A crash retention strap further increases security on this lightweight and low-profile elbow pad ideally suited to trail riding. - Lightweight and impact absorbing VPD compound - Reinforced stretch fabric - Neoprene anti-slip on the inside - Designed with a low profile - Crash retention strap (CRS) for a comfortable fit - Neoprene anti-slip on the inside
$90.00 - $100.00
Lightweight and flexible padding that is barely noticeable - ideal for riders who want complete freedom of movement and reliable protection. The VPD Air padding is both highly flexible and highly ventilated for optimal freedom of movement, comfort and temperature control. The pad is housed in reinforced stretch fabric that stays securely in place thanks to an inner lining of anti-slip neoprene and an elastic strap with velcro fastening. A low-profile design further supports practicality and comfort, enhancing the barely-there feel of the pads. - Lightweight and impact-absorbing VPD compound - Reinforced stretch fabric - Elastic strap for a comfortable fit - Neoprene anti-slip on the inside - Designed with a low profile
$300.00
The VPD Air + Tee is the optimal protection for those riders who require maximum back protection and minimal padding and highest flexibility across the chest and elbows. The VPD Air + Tee features a lightweight and ventilated 3 layer back protector which conforms to Level 1 (1621-2) standards. The protector utilizes a flexible mesh, which is both light and highly breathable, in combination with the back protector which has a low profile. The VPD Air + Tee also incorporates the lightweight VPD Air sleeve and chest comfort padding which offers a minimal level of padding and reinforcement, but with highest levels of comfort, compression and ventilation. The sleeve and chest comfort pads offer enhanced flexibility and freedom of movement and ensure a precise and secure fit even through rough riding conditions. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS - Light, three quarter, 3ply chest protector with superb shock absorption - Light shock absorbing shoulder protectors - Mesh back for good ventilation - Certified EN 1621-2 3ply sheet back plate - Elastic mesh for optimal fit - Incorporates low profile sleeve and chest comfort pads - Reinforced fabric on elbow - Silicon strip at the bottom of elbow to secure in place - Perforated for optimized moisture and ventilation control
$180.00
Soft, comfortable and secure, the VPD Air Flow Knee takes a new approach to fit in order to boost comfort, security and freedom of movement. The VPD Air Flow Knee brings a new level of comfort to protection. Pads have been light and flexible before, but the new VPD Air Flow pads boast a comfortable and secure fit without any burdensome straps and without any scrunching of material as a result of your natural movement on the bike. Simply put, these protectors are developed so you can fit and forget. Inspired by the fit of road cycling bib shorts, the VPD Air Flow Knee stretches long up the thigh for ultimate grip and security, and no movement while you pedal. The slimline pads are certified to EN1621-1, level 1 standards yet are naturally slim, giving a simple aesthetic that combines comfort and absolute flexibility. Just two seams feature on the entire pad, enhancing all-over comfort and maximising flexibility. A tone-on-tone POC logo further enhances the discreet appearance of the pads. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS - Exceptionally lightweight - Certified to EN1621-1, Level 1 standards - Slimline style - Minimal stitching for enhanced comfort and flexibility - Longer arm coverage
$300.00
Flexible, lightweight chest and back protection for every trail ride. Comprising a chest plate and a back plate, the VPD System Torso is constructed without a jacket or vest, giving a heightened level of comfort and freedom. However you wear it, the VPD System Torso gives lightweight, certified protection and versatility. Constructed using a 3D molding process, VPD System delivers exceptional impact absorbency certified to EN1621 standards whilst also providing outstanding ventilation. VPD material softens with body heat, providing exceptional freedom of movement for the wearer. However, in an impact, the material hardens, giving outstanding protection.
$379.00
This short-sleeved body protector is made of 3DF AirFit impact foam which is flexible in its natural state to conform to the body’s shape. This same soft foam absorbs energy and thereby protects your chest, back, and shoulders. The protector is light to wear as well as ventilated and has an elastic chest strap to ensure a secure fit. It also integrates perfectly with your neck brace. CE tested and certified as impact protection, the 3DF AirFit Lite Body Tee scores a total of 13 points in the Leatt protection system. - FFM-French Federation Certified - New longer back protector - More comfortable and flexible - Extra upper-chest impact protection layer for non-neck brace users - Anti-odor MoistureCool and AirMesh wicking fabrics - Easy-to-wear, zip-up compression sock design for maximum evaporation - Easy to clean—just hand wash - Weight: from 1.100g (2.42lbs) - Unisex fit: S/M-XXL: 160 – 196cm / 5'3” – 6'5”
$129.99 - $131.99
Engineered for maximum pedal efficiency and comfort. Minimalistic, comfortable, ergonomic fit and uncompromised CE certified impact protection. The ultra lightweight construction and silicone grip panels made it possible to delete the thigh strap and still keep that famous Leatt non-slip fit. The extended leg sock offers great support high on the thigh, relieving pressure from the calf. This knee guard meets all of our design criteria with premium mesh and ventilated materials. The Airflex impact gel pad, fits into a mesh pocket with an abrasion resistant patch over the knee. Once you put these on, you will see what we mean! Has a Leatt protection score of 10 out 25. - Leatt® total protection score of 10 points - New ultralight high-rise sock for improved fit and premium comfort - AirMesh ventilation, and moisture wicking fabric ideal for longer rides and warmer climates. - Super slim and lightweight, AirFlex impact gel protection Pre-curved knee cup design for optimal fit and function - CE tested and certified as impact protection: - Knee EN1621-1 - Single sizing for perfect fit - Silicone printed, non-slip cuffs - All protection materials perforated for superior ventilation - Plastic Free Recyclable Packaging
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