Neck braces are a relatively recent addition to BMX racing protective gear, but cross over from the motocross world, where neck braces have been embraced for many years. Some riders feel they don't need it. Whether neck protection is right for you depends on the type of riding you're doing, where you're riding, and how you ride. A neck brace restricts any extreme movement of your neck during a crash. In other words, it prevents your head from tilting too far forward, backward, or to the side, all of which can damage the spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can, at best, keep you off the bike for six to eight weeks or, at worst, put you in a wheelchair. Why take the risk of serious injury? The best BMX neck braces are here and ready to ship to your door.
We've started a series of tests looking at the interaction between different pieces of protective gear. Check out our article on bicycle neck brace and armor compatibility to see how a Leatt neck brace works with different models of body armor.
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