Why MTB riders should wear back protection

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Considering riding with a spine/back protector? Watch this video to find out what you need to know.

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So what is the difference between the various safety ratings?

Editor’s Note: The sponsored post if courtesy of Art’s Cyclery.

Considering riding with a spine/back protector? Here are two great options: the CamelBak Kudu 10 and the Alpinestars Paragon vest. Both provide a CE-rated stamp of approval, but which one is best for you? Watch the video to find out.

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Safety Ratings Explained

CE level 1 protection: A pad is rated at CE level 1 when the maximum transmitted force is below 18 kN, and no single value exceeds 24 kN many slim back protectors on the market carry a CE-1 safety certification.

CE level 2 protection: A pad is rated at CE level 2 when the maximum transmitted force is below 9 kN, and no single value exceeds 12 kN. Many thick back protectors on the market carry a CE-2 safety certification.

Don’t end up like the watermelon on the left.

Check out Art’s Cyclery to see a full line of packs and safety gear.

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