Motocross Protective Gear Buying Guide

Motocross protective gear is an absolute necessity when riding a dirt bike. The best riders hit the dirt from time to time but accidents aside,motocross protective gear reduces the chance of serious injury from roost, banging into other bikes, exhaust burn and even a snapped chain. On the track or the trail protecting the most vulnerable parts of your body is essential to prevent an injury that could keep you off the bike forever. In this guide we will cover the best motocross protective gear for your extremities:  

Dirt Bike Wrist Guards

A dirt bike wrist brace secures the lower part of your forearm in the event of a crash. A wrist brace is designed to prevent hyperextension. Typically, you put your arms out to stop a fall and invariably you stop - hands hit first. Without a wrist guard your hand can snap back, at worst breaking your wrist, and at the very least stretching tendons that could keep you off the bike for an extended period of time. Wrist braces can feel constraining at first so if you?re not used to wearing one we recommend starting with basic protection until you get the feel of riding with one. Wrist braces also help stabilize and prevent further hyperextension of a previously injured. See our Dirt Bike Wrist Guards page to see all available options.

Basic Wrist Protection

Intermediate Wrist Protection

Advanced Wrist Protection

EVS WS91 Wrist Stabilizer

Troy Lee Designs Shock Doctor WS5205 Wrist Support

Allsport Dynamics OH2 Speed Wrist Brace

Price: $10.99

Price: $35.00

Price: $375.99


  • Wrist and thumb support
  • Wrap around design
  • 3mm neoprene construction
  • Fits right or left wrist


  • Stability system
  • Extended wrist support
  • 3-strap closure
  • Sold individually ? right or left


  • Prevention and rehabilitation support
  • Bi-axial articulating hinge system
  • Carbon fiber and Kevlar construction
  Back to Top

Motocross Elbow Guards

Is there any body part that sticks out more than your elbows? Your elbows get no protection from fenders so they are one of the most vulnerable parts of your body to roost. If you fall over with your bike, your elbows hit the ground first and trail riding offers hazards like tree trunks and tree limbs ? that feels like a baseball bat right into those bones. Elbow guards provide impact and abrasion protection from anything the track or trail can throw at you ? including other riders. See our Dirt Bike Elbow Guards page for all available options.

Basic Elbow Protection

Intermediate Elbow Protection

Advanced Elbow Protection

Shift Enforcer Elbow Guards

Alpinestars Vapor Elbow Protectors

Troy Lee Designs Shock Doctor EG5550 Elbow Guards

Price: $17.95

Price: $44.95

Price: $65.00


  • High-impact plastic shell
  • Pre-curved designs conforms to riding position
  • Ventilated foam backing
  • Criss-cross cinch sysem for reduced slippage


  • Thermo-formed polymer construction
  • Flexibility and customization
  • Ergonomic panel construction
  • Dual-strap closure system


  • Internal Elbow cap
  • Forearm guard
  • No bulky straps
  • Lightweight design with enhanced airflow construction
Back to Top

Motocross Knee Guards

Knee Guards do for your knees what elbow guards do for elbows. Your knees are closer to the ground and are more susceptible to roost and injury from banging into other riders. Even falling over into soft sand means your knee taking the weight of a 400lb bike. Knee guards protect your knees from crashes and other impacts encountered on the track or trail. See our Dirt Bike Knee Guards page for all available options.

Basic Knee Guards

Intermediate Knee Guards

Advanced Knee Guards

Thor Sector Knee Guards

Fox Titan Race Knee Guards

Leatt Dual Axis Knee Guards

Price: $13.95

Price: $29.95

Price: $89.00


  • Shin and knee cups
  • Breathable foam
  • Durable polypropylene construction
  • Dual straps keep guards in place


  • Knee and shin guards
  • Hook-and-loop adjustment elastic straps
  • Posi-lock strap system
  • Soft, vented bio-foam chassis


  • Shin, knee and lower thigh protection
  • High density poly ethylene hardshell
  • CE certified impact protection
  • Dual pivot points
Back to Top

Motocross Knee Braces

Cornering is one of the hardest skills to master on a dirt bike. Drop your foot and glide around that curve but then your foot grabs a piece of track. A knee brace could be the difference between riding through it or surgery. A knee brace is designed or prevent or reduce the severity of knee injuries. It helps provide stability and limit movement for weak or injured knees. See our Motocross Knee Braces page for all available options.

Basic Knee Brace Protection

Intermediate Knee Brace

Advanced Knee Brace

EVS SX02 Knee Brace

Alpinestars Fluid Tech Knee Brace

PodMX K8 Knee Braces

Price: $109.99

Price: $349.99

Price $399.99 - $799.99


  • Bilateral polycentric aircraft-grade aluminum hinges
  • Removable knee cup
  • Customizable 15 degree incremental flexion/extension stops


  • Four-hinge frame
  • CE-certified
  • Ultra-lightweight carbon composite construction
  • Customizable


  • Natural knee support
  • Carbon Frames
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Sold as a pair or individually
Back to Top

Motocross Ankle Support

There are more than two dozen bones that make up your feet and ankles. Those bones are not designed to take on the impact riding a 400lb dirt bike can bring. Your leg often acts as a kickstand to prevent a fall and your ankle takes the brunt of the hit. An ankle brace prevents hyperextension and helps stabilize and limit the movement of an already injured ankle. See our Dirt Bike Ankle Braces page for all available options.

Basic Ankle Protection

Intermediate Ankle Protection

Advanced Ankle Protection

EVS AS06 Ankle Support

Shock Doctor 851 Ultra Lace Ankle Support

Allsport Dynamics Defender Ankle Support

Price: $8.99

Price: $39.99

Price $59.99


  • Slip-on design
  • Fits right/left foot
  • Traditional ankle support


  • Compression wrap lacing loop system
  • No-slip silicone grip
  • Medium stability and support for moderate to major ligament sprains


  • HyPUR-Cel foam wrap
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation properties
  • Two non-stretch straps
Back to Top

The key to enjoying the sport of motocross is preparedness. Arming yourself with appropriate motocross protective gear can be the difference between a bruise and a life altering injury. Like any high impact sport, the proper protective gear is crucial to a lifetime of enjoyment.

Check out all of our motocross protective gear and if you have any questions or want more information on products that might be right for you give us a call 888-676-8853 or chat with an expert.

Written By: AndrewT

comments powered by Disqus