Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: swing22hard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    74

    Does anyone currently use chest & back protection?

    I had a freak spill where my back wheel washed out & the handle bar spun around & jabbed right into my ribs & now it's 6-8 weeks before I can cough or breathe without major pain. Wondering if I had some kind of chest protection if that would have prevented that?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    50
    For whatever reason, I seem prone to bruising my ribs, which is really, really lame. I have hurt them playing two hand touch football, frisbee, and with a handful of crashes.

    For mountain biking I wear a Nike Pro Combat football compression shirt. It has padding on the sides to protect the ribs, which is where I have tended to get hurt. It definitely helps, but I still hurt my ribs in a crash earlier this year while wearing it, tho that was a dirt bike crash at ~20 MPH.



    For more protection than that Nike shirt, I would look at some of the dirt bike under jersey chest protectors like the TLD 7850 Hot Weather shirt:


    Or for something really sturdy a full motorcycle chest protector. There are a ton to choose from here. A full motorcycle chest protector will probably cause you to sweat to death on a mountain bike however.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    158
    Not on the mountain bike but I do wear Forcefield products when I am on track under my leathers. I wouldnt ride without them to be honest. They do some MTB specific products and I will testify at how good their products are as I got highsided off my Suzuki and was flipped about 8 to 9 feet in the air. I landed on my shoulder and head mostly then onto my back. I was not even winded and no broken collar bone which is where most of the impact occurred. I got up and walked away.

    Forcefield Body Armour | Forcefield Climate Control Clothing

Similar Threads

  1. The highest standard chest / spine / rib protection
    By bcdale in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-14-2014, 11:12 PM
  2. Back protection
    By rave81 in forum Apparel and Protection
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-08-2013, 06:55 AM
  3. Best chest protection?
    By epic510 in forum Apparel and Protection
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-02-2012, 12:32 AM
  4. 661 Chest Protection
    By b52doc in forum Rider Down, injuries and recovery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-10-2011, 10:48 PM
  5. Chest Protection is the topic...
    By evan1395 in forum Apparel and Protection
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-07-2011, 07:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •