There is an element of risk when riding your bike off road especially on steep technical tracks. Having protective clothing can minimise the possibility of serious injury by absorbing trail impacts. Body armour provides you with added protection on the trail and the reassurance this provides can improve the quality of your bike ride.
High quality body armour is lightweight and has an unrestrictive fit that provides protection and comfort to the rider. You can ride with more confidence on the trail knowing that if a crash occurs you are wearing the appropriate protective armour. This decreases the likelihood of serious injury and having a lay-off from your bike.
Wiggle stocks a large range of body armour which can cover the knees and shin, elbows, shoulders and chest. Hard shell armour is best suited for gravity style riding on technical terrain. Soft shell has been designed to be worn more regularly for trail riding purposes.
Cycling Body armour is a wise investment for both downhill and trials riding where falls and impacts into immovable objects are always a possibility. Body armour is light, unrestrictive and inexpensive when compared to the alternatives of not wearing it. Some riders even claim that Body armour can increase your confidence levels, which may make you ride faster. Wiggle stocks a large range of body armour which can cover the knees and shin, elbows, shoulders and chest. A lot of manufacturers, such as Dainese, Sixsixone and Thor produce all-in-one armoured jackets to cover the entire upper body for extreme descents. The most common advice with body armour is to buy it 'before' you 'need' it, rather than 'after' you 'needed' it.