What MTB Protection Should You Use? | Mountain Bike Helmets And Pads

What MTB Protection Should You Use? | Mountain Bike Helmets And Pads

Mountain biking can be a dangerous extreme sport, and crashes are a reality of developing your skills and riding. Wearing the right MTB protection can prevent the worst injuries, and even save your life. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, accidents happen. Stay safe when out riding with the appropriate protection.

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A correctly fitted helmet is a really basic and important accessory. Choosing one with the right level of protection for the type of riding that you do is essential. Full face style helmets offer the best protection for downhill or techy hardcore enduro riding, whilst lighter cross country or trail helmets have better ventilation for long rides.
Body armour isn’t just for medieval knights, hard shell abrasion resistant materials can work to reduce impacts and spinal or abdominal injuries. The same applies to the often overlooked but simple back protector.
Knee and elbow pads are available in a variety of styles, offering a variety of protection and compression. Lightweight pads are ideal for trail riding, whilst hardcore heavier protection can be better suited to rougher riding and larger jumps.
Keeping your hands safe with gloves is a great way to protect your palms, and maintain your grip on the bars in wet weather. With varied thickness and padding it’s about finding a pair that work for you.

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  1. Malvina Carabas on July 16, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Come on . Shameless POC commercial . You could do better .

  2. rakistang pinoy on July 16, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    How about for collarbone? What can I use to protect it?

  3. Aggelos Moulianitis on July 16, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Hi can enyone tell me how much it cost this bike scott voltage yz 0.1

  4. Oleg Petelevitch on July 16, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    I wear Ray Bands chromatic carbon top end for all 30yrs RB the best !

  5. Nick Anst on July 16, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Are you in greece

  6. Better Than Tim on July 16, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Always use protection kids 😉

  7. The narwhale operator on July 16, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I have to wear a full face because one time I crashed and hit my mouth on a curb and chipped a tooth !😂😂

  8. Nick Bannink on July 16, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    No Double D chinstrap on a full face helmet 1 that’s just bonkers.

  9. Jason Major on July 17, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Funny how i see this video two days after breaking three ribs

  10. jesse diaz on July 17, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Nice dirty shirt

  11. jimboyokel on July 17, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Since it’s getting cold in the northern hemisphere now, what about safety gear for winter weather?

  12. DrewskiTheLegend on July 17, 2019 at 12:03 am

    I feel like we who ride using full 15th century plate armor, or the guys who go the budget option and ride in Victorian recreations, are being left out here. I mean sure, it’s hot and with your visor down you can’t really see anything, but you will be protected, cleats are still wearable under your sabatons and if you chose to carry a sword, it can be helpful to fend off hostile wildlife or nasty Frenchmen/Saracens who would challenge you. Hikers and other bikers alike will yield to you out of fear, respect and/or the will of God. Deus Vult!

  13. Tip's with Toljy on July 17, 2019 at 12:03 am

    One giant ad

  14. Guillermo Lara on July 17, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Neils sunglasses are 🔥

  15. Global Mountain Bike Network on July 17, 2019 at 12:08 am

    What protection do you wear when riding? Let us know in the comments below 👇

  16. Sebastian Bendrat on July 17, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Not much content but lots of product placement. And the sound…. Thumb down.

  17. Awash Barbecue on July 17, 2019 at 12:10 am

    I ride DH, and I would never ride without my neck brace.

  18. Michael Towler on July 17, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Mine’s a big list. Full Fingered Gloves, Bell Helmet with Chinguard , Whipguards, Poc hard Shell Thigh/Hip undershorts, Troylee Elbow Guards 5550 and Fox Launch pro Knee Guards . I wear it all going up or down and whatever the Temprature even though it gets hot and humid here in N Qeensland .

  19. TheBloodMango on July 17, 2019 at 12:11 am

    My father doesn’t believe in biking protection (aside from an open face helmet). Why? I’m not sure. It worries me because he won’t let me get knee pads and he won’t get himself knee pads. Should I be worried?

  20. Dale Heffernan on July 17, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Get a full face boys and girls before you end up with 15 stitches in your face like I did.

  21. TheMarcJenkins on July 17, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Do they have a promo code for poc?

  22. lamarcdesign on July 17, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Not a single word about how they should fit. How you know which is right size for you. No Differentiation between different body type armor etc. This video is a joke. Usualy i like gmbn vids but this one is junk

  23. ijsbrand roelants on July 17, 2019 at 12:14 am

    What’s the difference between cheap and expansive helmets?

  24. loseyouridentity on July 17, 2019 at 12:14 am

    "includes paid promotion" .. just so all you guys know .. says it right there, as per the rules I believe, so you cant really waste time saying its nothing but a big long advert, as .. well, it is,

    nope, I dont like it either as a site like this cant be objective when they have sponsors on board for certain things, POC being their protection racket, but I also feel for them, they cant make videos about different brands and do comparisons either, so.. you know, rock and a hard place – they gotta pay the bills, this may be free to us, but all these guys need a wage too … … .. .

    Anyway — who needs all that, all you need is a helmet and some "magic knee pads", knee pads will save you in every crash scenario .. knee pads .. all you need .. and they are the acceptable side of protection, so that fits in well to .. "dont have to look like a noob right .. right"

  25. Elvis Petrina on July 17, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Oh cmon guys,so what if it’s a Poc ad? Apparently they need to do this.

  26. Oliver Reinhard on July 17, 2019 at 12:18 am

    More aptly, this edition should have been named

    "What POC Protection Should You Use? | POC Mountain Bike Helmets and POC Pads”

  27. Raphi RIDER on July 17, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Thanks ! You can see my protection on channel

  28. dd410 on July 17, 2019 at 12:20 am

    that was very bad video 🙁 you didnt put it on you didnt say anything about sizing you didnt show they work
    first time i see bad video from GMBN

  29. CyCliSt singh on July 17, 2019 at 12:23 am

    I want to buy a helmet. can you give me a good suggestion

  30. CyCliSt singh on July 17, 2019 at 12:25 am

    You guys are really great… i also want to join your club or team. but i live in india.

  31. gambeasy on July 17, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Well i didnt POC attention to this video…

  32. BobaFett MTB on July 17, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Sweet vid

  33. Jonah Pineapple on July 17, 2019 at 12:27 am

    what sunnies are they that the don is wearing

  34. Bas on July 17, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Music too loud

  35. DIA4000 on July 17, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Basically a long POC advertisement…

  36. Tommy Yeezy on July 17, 2019 at 12:36 am

    I know another type of body protection 😏

    Bike protection tape

  37. Bangers & Mash on July 17, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Always wear protection kids

  38. M W on July 17, 2019 at 12:38 am

    helmet and globes for me so far, but my last crash my backpack saved my back and my knees have been bleeding so i might pick up some knee and ellbow pads – any suggestions?

  39. Steven S on July 17, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Hopefully the sound guy has been fired.

  40. 2hasance Nefalšovaná tělocvična on July 17, 2019 at 12:40 am

    I´ve bought evoc freeride20l backpack with spine protector and I just can´t praise it enough. I love it even for every-day carrying. It´s super comfortable and spine protector keeps the back part super straight. It´s just superb and feels really safe on trail !

  41. Matthew Leo on July 17, 2019 at 12:41 am

    The thing that scares me most on the rides i do is taking a header into the underbrush, where sometimes you’ve got down trees with branches you literally could get impaled on.

  42. Mububban23 on July 17, 2019 at 12:41 am

    I’m a noob and as much as I love cycling, I’m a C grader at every sport I do so I wear :
    – helmet (trail helmet for slower rides and riding with kids, just bought a full face after going OTB on a faster paced ride)
    – hardware store safety glasses – UV protection, impact rated, light weight and only $15-$25 so you can get clear, light tint and dark tint for well under $100 total
    – full finger gloves
    – elbow guards (so far my elbow pads have saved me more than knee pads)
    – knee/shin guards – seen way too many riders get opened up by the pins on their flat pedals to only ride with knee pads
    – hydration backpack provides minimal spine protection
    – some skills lessons are the next thing I want to buy!!!

    Brands are a real mix, whatever was on special pretty much! Pads bought online, everything else bought locally.

  43. Vintage Rider on July 17, 2019 at 12:42 am

    I started by a helmet and gloves, and my – not so good – approach was to buy additional protection as soon as I hurt myself, so I added knee pads, elbow and front arm pads, shoulder pads in with a body armor, and wrist supports. I feel fully protected now, but should I have done that in the first place, I wouldn’t have my whole body bruised… Let’s ride safe !

  44. SHRED PUDDING on July 17, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Is a full face helmet excessive if I do a lot of street riding and kinda urban downhill? I like my teeth but it might be a bit silly.

  45. Matthew Cleverley on July 17, 2019 at 12:45 am

    you should do a full protection give away, quality gear is so expensive so we need kids to be wearing this keeping the mtb community safe and reputable

  46. JuanDinger265 on July 17, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I wear a Rosebank Stackhat and fingerless gloves.

  47. sec fol on July 17, 2019 at 12:46 am

    no money.. so I’m using skateboard protection gear.. 😁

  48. F.T Reaper on July 17, 2019 at 12:46 am

    10 minute poc advert, no thanks

  49. Ade Holder on July 17, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Totally get you have to work with sponsorship stuff but a few other products would have actually helped viewing stats and ultimately helped POC. This is too one sided and a lot of people will have stopped watching. No probs using sponsored kit in vids but mix it up with other makes to be useful to the viewer.

  50. rakistang pinoy on July 17, 2019 at 12:47 am

    you use the POC bag for protection? LOL