Mountain Bike Elbow
Pads And Armour
Mountain Biking is a sport which carries some inherent risks, and those riders on this page looking for mountain bike body armour will understand exactly what we are talking about. Although some mountain bikes are designed to be ridden across gentle terrain, mountain bikes can be ridden across all kinds of demanding off-road terrain, from demanding and rough cross-country rides to specialist downhill mountain bike tracks. One of the biggest risks in mountain biking is suffering from an elbow injury due to a fall - making elbow pads an important consideration. Although elbow protection and pads will not prevent you from sustaining an elbow injury in any eventuality, they help reduce the risk of serious injury in the event of an off whilst also helping protect your elbow from small scrapes and bumps in smaller falls. On this page, you can find our complete range of MTB pads which are available to buy online. Below, we run through some important considerations for purchasing these products online.
MTB Elbow Pad Materials
A range of breathable materials is used across most elbow pads - meaning that these elbow pads won’t make you too hot when out riding.
MTB Elbow Pad Style
MTB Foam Elbow Pads
Foam Elbow Pads are incredibly comfortable. They are soft and good at absorbing impacts from a crash. They are not the toughest pads available on the market, with plastic pads providing greater levels of protection.
MTB Plastic Elbow Pads
Plastic elbow pads provide excellent protection, while plastic may have a hard time in the press. They are more than capable of protecting the elbow in a fall.
MTB Hybrid Elbow Pads
Hybrid Elbow pads provide the perfect mixture of soft materials and protection, combining foam and plastic.
MTB Hard Shell Elbow Pads
Hard shell elbow pads are typically made from plastic or carbon fibre.