Level Up Your MTB Protection To Be Ready For Any Trail

A mountain bike helmet is a must for any ride, and we’ve reviewed dozens over the years to help you choose the best one. Additional protection can help us face more advanced trails and features so check out our picks made to protect your body or bike.

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Lazer Jackal Kineticore Helmet

$219.99

The Jackal comes with KinetiCore rotational impact system that does something similar to MIPS, without the noisy and sometimes irritating yellow plastic layer. Virginia Tech tested the Jackal in their lab, giving the helmet their top 5-star rating for protection. Read more.

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Leatt Airflex Stealth Body Tee

$199.99

The Leatt Body Tee offers a long spine protection panel, shoulder pads, and a single sternum pad up front. The main shirt material breathes well and stretches to accommodate deep sprinting breaths. Read more.

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Tifosi Rail Sunglasses

$79.95

For $80 these oversized, frameless sunglasses offer eye protection with wide coverage, ventilation and, minimal weight.

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Fox Racing Enduro D3O Knee Guard in Black

$84.95

Protect those knees with D3O® impact protection, high abrasion resistance in key impact areas, and a reinforced skid plate to reduce friction with the ground in a sliding fall. Read more.

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100% Altis Helmet

$100.00

An affordable helmet that mitigates both direct and rotational impacts with the brand’s Smartshock Rotational Protective System (SRPS). Read more.

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Bluegrass Prizma 3D Gloves

$50.00

Protect your hands from trail rash and scratches with these unique impact-protection gloves. Read more.

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Dharco Gravity Pants

$152.00

Stand out in the crowd with these party pants! DHaRCO has functionality covered with the perfect pants for DH diggers and heavy pedaling. Men’s, women’s, and kids styles available. Read more.

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Smith Mainline MIPS

$300.00

The Smith Mainline full-face helmet is light, breathable, and it looks great. The DH-certification and D-ring buckle add to the Mainline’s ruggedness, while the Koroyd-lined interior makes it easy to wear. Read more.

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Ground Keeper Fancy Bicycle Fender

$27.95 | $14.99 sale

Keep dirt and debris away from your eyes and stanchions with this fancy bike accoutrement for the perfect mix of pizzaz and function.

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All Mountain Style Honeycomb Frame Guard Full

$59.95

Protect and customize your frame from scratches and dings with this simple stick-on, high impact protection pads.

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Evoc Trail Pro 16L Protector Backpack

$240.00

The Trail Pro 16L is a lightweight and comfortable pack for long trail rides, with a bit of health insurance built in (read: a spine protector). Read more.

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Ride Concepts Tallac Clip Shoes

$180.00

The newest cool shoes in town with a stitch-free, welded upper that makes the shoe durable, protective and lightweight. Did we mention the beefy hike-a-bike ready soles? Read more.

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