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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 $150* plus free returns.  We are Canada's best online cycling store.

iXS Hammer Elbow Guards
$42.99
When you’re prepping to nail a new feature, make sure you’re covered with iXS’s Hammer Elbow Guards. These lightweight pads use a full-length thermoplastic outer shell for maximum protection and durability. iXS’s NockOut 3D vented padding provides additional coverage in critical areas, while airy mesh construction and strategic ventilation in the shell keep you cool and performing at your best. Velcro closures provide a secure fit for maximum protection. The Hammer Elbow Guards offer complete and affordable protection as you raise the bar on your riding.
Race Face Charge Arm Guard
$45.99
Some days even your go-to trail doesn't want to play nice. Second-skin fit offers the ultimate in comfort and mobility on XC and lighter Trail rides while strategic Kevlar fabric mapping ensures minimal, yet targeted coverage against nicks and abrasions. Note: This guard is not rated for impact. It is recommended for minimal coverage against nicks and abrasions. - Butterfly mesh sleeve with second skin fit and targeted coverage - Foam panel with stretch Kevlar cover for nicks and abrasions - Silicone gripper along inner top opening ensures 'stay-put' fit - This pad is not rated for impact. It provides minimal coverage and is recommended to guard against nicks and abrasions only
POC Joint VPD Air Elbow
$55.99 $79.99 30% Savings
Sometimes you want coverage, but you don't full full-on DH pads. POC's Joint VPD Air Elbow pads are perfect for rowdy trails where you're pedaling most of the way. The pads use Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough that forms to your body and is flexible when moving, then turns rigid upon impact. They're breathable, stay where they're supposed to and are so light, you don't know they're there. Until you need them.
iXS Hammer Knee/Shin Guards - Kid's
$57.99
When you’re prepping to nail a new feature, make sure you’re protected with iXS’s Hammer Knee/Shin Guards. These lightweight pads use a full-length thermoplastic outer shell for maximum protection and durability. iXS’s NockOut 3D vented padding provides additional coverage in critical areas, while airy mesh construction and strategic ventilation in the shell keeps you cool and performing at your best. Velcro closures provide a secure fit for maximum protection. The Hammer Knee/Shin Guards offer complete and affordable protection as you raise the bar on your riding.
iXS Hammer Knee/Shin Guards
$59.99
When you’re prepping to nail a new feature, make sure you’re protected with iXS’s Hammer Knee/Shin Guards. These lightweight pads use a full-length thermoplastic outer shell for maximum protection and durability. iXS’s NockOut 3D vented padding provides additional coverage in critical areas, while airy mesh construction and strategic ventilation in the shell keeps you cool and performing at your best. Velcro closures provide a secure fit for maximum protection. The Hammer Knee/Shin Guards offer complete and affordable protection as you raise the bar on your riding.
Race Face Protekt Youth Arm Guard
$70.00
- Youth-specific design and fit - Articulating two-piece, Elbow/Forearm hard shell - Perforated EVA Foam, enhances venting and moisture control - Strategic fabric mapping offers breathable mesh and durable Nylon abrasion zones - Soft Brushed elastic strapping - Locking D-ring closure system
iXS Hack Jersey - Kid's
$72.99
It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, a little extra protection goes a long way in boosting confidence. iXS’s Hack Jersey is a lightweight, form-fitting base-layer with built-in padding. Its low-profile makes it great to wear under your loose-fitting jersey or under your existing body armor for extra protection. The Lycra fabric is stretchy, quick-drying, and super comfortable against your skin, and iXS’s supple, strategically-placed Nockout and QMatter padding absorbs and distributes energy from impacts. Technical highlights: •NockOut: vented 3D shock absorbing and distributing padding •QMatter: supple, free-moving 3D padding that minimizes shock from impacts
Fox Racing Launch Enduro Elbow Pads
$74.95
• Lightweight, slip-on, soft elbow pad provides functional coverage. • Articulated, perforated neoprene chassis delivers an ergonomic and comfortable fit. • Elbow and forearm area padding with an abrasion resistant outer panel ensures proper coverage and durability.
iXS Hack EVO Elbow Pads
$77.99
iXS’s Hack EVO Elbow Pads provide a perfect blend of minimal weight, low-profile design, and ample protection for your trail-riding needs. Comfortably pedal to the top in them or slide them into your bag and slip them on for the rowdy descent. Loaded with high-tech features, the Hack EVO pads are great for seasoned pros and newbs alike. Their 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. iXS’s Qmatter padding makes the Hack ideal for trail-riding. Qmatter is a lightweight, supple foam that allows maximum mobility and disperses shock forces during impact. Other highlights: •NockOut: vented 3D padding in critical areas including lower leg, upper leg, and inner/outer knees •Nylon cover: heavy-duty nylon covers resist damage, even after repetitive abrasions •Wide Velcro straps provide maximum security and comfort to keep pads in place •Silicone strips inside prevent slippage for a secure fit while pedaling and descending
Fox Racing Launch Pro Elbow Pads
$79.95
Fox's Launch Pro Elbow Pads give you hard-shell protection with soft-shell comfort and fit. A Kevlar panel covers a flexible plastic elbow cup for serious impact protection and the perforated neoprene body is pre-curved for an ergonomic fit. Plus, top and bottom straps and a pre-curved fit give you stay-put coverage, even while cranking on the bars, so you can focus on the action ahead.
Fox Racing Youth Launch Pro Knee Pads
$79.95
Fox's Youth Launch Pro Knee Pads give you hard-shell protection with soft-shell comfort and fit. A Kevlar knee panel covers a tough plastic knee cup for serious impact protection and the perforated neoprene body is pre-curved for an ergonomic fit. Plus, silicone grippers behind your knees as well as top and bottom straps give you stay-put coverage, even while pedaling, so you can focus on the action ahead.
Dakine Slayer Elbow Pad
$79.99
Our idea of great biking elbow pads are ones you forget are there, that's the inspiration behind the low-profile Slayer Elbow Pads. The result is a pre-curved ergonomic fit combined with the lightweight cooling effect of the open back design and 4-way stretch mesh back. These low-profile elbow pads feature CE-Certified foam impact padding right where you need it, softening blows and preventing abrasions for complete elbow coverage no matter how hard you send it or how bad you get bucked. 1 Year Limited Warranty Lightweight and low profile CE certified elbow protector (EN 1621-1 Level 1) DK Impact energy absorbing foam technology Aramid fiber abrasion resistance Polygiene® Odor Control technology Bonded hem seam construction and open back design eliminates hot spots and increases breathability Pre-curved ergonomic patterning for enhanced fit Silicon gripper elastic
Race Face Khyber Elbow Guard
$80.00
Comfortable elbow pads that stay put throughout the ride. Hard shell performance, soft shell look and feel. - Women's specific fit - Perforated neoprene enhances venting and moisture control - Terry lined for wicking and comfort - Soft mesh panel at inner elbow to keep cool - Integrated stabilization pad centers the elbow and ensures 'stay-put' fit - Woven upper elastic strap and lower neoprene comfort strap - Branded rubber grab tab
iXS Hack EVO Knee Pads - Kid's
$82.99
iXS’s Hack EVO Knee Pads provide a perfect blend of minimal weight, low-profile design, and ample protection for your trail-riding needs. Comfortably pedal to the top in them or slide them into your bag and slip them on for the rowdy descent. Loaded with high-tech features, the Hack EVO pads are great for seasoned pros and newbs alike. Their 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. iXS’s Qmatter padding makes the Hack ideal for trail-riding with its lightweight, supple foam that allows maximum mobility and disperses shock forces during impact. Other highlights: •NockOut: vented 3D padding in critical areas including lower leg, upper leg, and inner/outer knees •Nylon cover: heavy-duty nylon covers resist damage, even after repetitive abrasions •Wide Velcro straps provide maximum security and comfort to keep pads in place •Internal silicone strips prevent slippage for a secure fit while pedaling and descending
Race Face Protekt Youth Leg Guard
$85.00
- Youth-specific design and fit - Articulating two-piece, full-length hard shell - Perforated EVA Foam, enhances venting and moisture control - Strategic fabric mapping offers breathable mesh and durable Nylon abrasion zones - Soft Brushed elastic strapping - Locking D-ring closure system
iXS Hack EVO Knee Pads
$87.99
iXS’s Hack EVO Knee Pads provide a perfect blend of minimal weight, low-profile design, and ample protection for your trail-riding needs. Comfortably pedal to the top in them or slide them into your bag and slip them on for the rowdy descent. Loaded with high-tech features, the Hack EVO pads are great for seasoned pros and newbs alike. Their 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. iXS’s Qmatter padding makes the Hack ideal for trail-riding. Qmatter is a lightweight, supple foam that allows maximum mobility and disperses shock forces during impact. Other highlights: •NockOut: vented 3D padding in critical areas including lower leg, upper leg, and inner/outer knees •Nylon cover: heavy-duty nylon covers resist damage, even after repetitive abrasions •Wide Velcro straps provide maximum security and comfort to keep pads in place •Internal silicone strips prevent slippage for a secure fit while pedaling and descending
Fox Racing Launch Pro Knee Pads
$89.95
Fox's Launch Pro Knee Pads give you hard-shell protection with soft-shell comfort and fit. A Kevlar knee panel covers a flexible plastic knee cup for serious impact protection and the perforated neoprene body is pre-curved for an ergonomic fit. Plus, silicone grippers behind your knees as well as top and bottom straps give you stay-put coverage, even while pedaling, so you can focus on the action ahead.
Race Face Khyber Knee Guard
$90.00
Hard shell performance, soft shell look and feel. - Open-back construction; no shoe removal necessary - Perforated Neoprene enhances venting and moisture control - Terry lined for wicking and comfort - Foam padded side walls offer additional coverage - Integrated stabilization pad centers the knee and ensures 'stay-put' fit - Branded rubber grab tab closures
iXS Assault Knee/Shin Guards
$92.99
Take the mountain back and shred the trails in confidence with iXS’s Assault Knee/Shin Guards. These tough, lightweight pads are loaded with high-tech features, and they fit securely to give you extra confidence. 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. A full-length thermoplastic shell absorbs impacts and is extremely durable for countless seasons of progression. Silicone strips inside deliver a no-slip fit, and wide Velcro closures provide compression with maximum security. High-tech Highlights: • 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.
Fox Racing Launch Pro Knee/Shin Pads
$94.95
Fox's Launch Pro Knee/Shin Pads give you hard-shell protection with soft-shell comfort and fit. A Kevlar knee panel covers a tough plastic knee cup for serious impact protection and the perforated neoprene body is pre-curved for an ergonomic fit. Plus, silicone grippers behind your knees as well as top and bottom straps give you stay-put coverage, even while pedaling, so you can focus on the action ahead.
Dakine Slayer Knee Pad
$94.99
The Slayer Knee Pads are the ultimate lightweight, highly-breathable biking knee pads for every level of rider, whether you're tackling some new terrain or heading out for an all-day ride. These pads feature a low-profile CE-certified foam impact pad for knee protection that moves with you. An ergonomic pre-curved design further enhances the custom-feel, while the silicon gripper elastic upper and lower cuffs ensure a slip free fit. We keep things cool and avoid hotspots with lightweight perforated 4-way stretch materials and an open back design. 1 Year Limited Warranty Lightweight and low profile CE certified knee protector (EN 1621-1 Level 1) DK Impact energy absorbing foam technology Aramid fiber abrasion resistance Polygiene® Odor Control technology Bonded hem seam construction and open back design eliminates hot spots and increases breathability Pre-curved ergonomic patterning for enhanced fit Silicon gripper elastic
POC Joint VPD 2.0 Knee
$97.99 $139.99 30% Savings
POC's Joint VPD 2.0 Knee pads offer serious protection that is just shy of full-on DH pads. They use Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough that forms to your body and is flexible when moving, then turns rigid upon impact. It's so tough, the 3D molded VPD 2.0 complies to motorcycle standards. Kevlar reinforced stretch fabric and dual straps keep them locked down where they belong, even in the event of a tumbling crash.
Leatt 3DF Airflex Elbow Guard
$99.99
- Super slim 6mm CE impact certified - Armourgel ultra slim impact absorbing gel - MoistureCool wicking fabric - Silicone lamination to keep protector in place - Great fit and very comfortable by 3D design, weighs only 100g each - CE certified for impact protection EN1621-1
iXS Flow Elbow Guards
$99.99
If you’re the kind of rider that likes to earn your descents, iXS’s Flow Elbow Guards are right up your alley. Created with iXS’s legendary team rider Hans “No Way” Rey, the Flows are a sleek, all-mountain guards that offer excellent protection in an überlight, free-moving design. Their 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. The brilliance of the iXS’s Xmatter padding helps makes the Flow ideal for trail-riding. Xmatter is soft open-cell foam that allows maximum mobility; however, it hardens on impact to give you hardshell-like protection. Other highlights: - Kevlar cover: heavy-duty Kevlar covers resist damage, even after repetitive abrasions - LoopLock closure: ventilated strap system that provides compression with maximum security - Silicone strips inside prevent slippage for a secure fit while climbing and descending
iXS Flow Knee Pads
$99.99 - $109.99
If you’re the kind of rider that likes to earn your descents, iXS’s Flow Knee Guards are right up your alley. Created with iXS’s legendary team rider Hans “No Way” Rey, the Flows are sleek, all-mountain knee pads that offer excellent protection with a pedal-friendly design. Their 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. The brilliance of iXS’s Xmatter padding helps makes the Flow ideal for trail-riding. Xmatter is soft open-cell foam that allows maximum mobility; however, it hardens on impact to give you hardshell-like protection Other highlights: - Kevlar cover: heavy-duty Kevlar covers resist damage, even after repetitive abrasions - LoopLock closure: ventilated strap system that provides compression with maximum security - Silicone strips inside prevent slippage for a secure fit while pedaling and descending
Race Face Ambush Elbow Guards
$104.99
- Featuring D30 high performance shock absorbing foam - Perforated Neoprene enhances venting and moisture control - Terry lined for wicking and comfort - Soft mesh panel at inner elbow to keep cool - Woven upper elastic strap for personalized fit and lower Neoprene comfort band - Branded rubber grab tabs
iXS Flow Evo+ Elbow Guard
$107.99
With the Flow Evo+ elbow guard, iXS provides super thin, light and comfortable elbow protectors. Developed with mountain bike legend Hans Rey, the pads are super compact to fit any backpack. The integrated Xmatter padding concept provides high impact absorption and protection. With the Flow Evo+ iXS introduce product properties like exchangeable padding and structurally improved AeroMesh of the 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
Leatt 3DF Airflex Knee Guard
$114.99
- Super slim 6mm CE impact certified - Armourgel ultra slim impact absorbing gel - MoistureCool wicking fabric - Silicone lamination to keep protector in place - Great fit and very comfortable by 3D design, weighs only 105g each - CE certified for impact protection EN1621-1
iXS Hack Lower Body Protective
$114.99
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 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
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