Top 3 BMX Shin Pads


Shin pads are almost more important than helmets. So many BMX riders wear shin guards and not helmets. I don’t think it’s a good idea but hey, people do it. 🤷‍♂️ Lots of tricks have the risk of smacking your shin with the pedal. If this has happened to you, you know how bad the pain is. Here are the top three shin pads..

Cheapest Option 😁

Field Hockey Shin Guards

Price: $12-$43

Now I have never personally rode with these. But they look like they would work really really good. I like them because they are cheap. My stepbrother was putting these on for his field hockey game and i thought “what the hell, these look just like bmx shin pads.” With the hard shell pads you need a pair of long socks to hold the pads in place. The really cool thing is that they have ankle pads too.

Field Hockey Shin Pad Pros

  • Cheap ($20-$42)
  • Good level of protection

Field Hockey Shin Pad Cons

  • Hard to find at stores
  • Warm materiel will make you sweat

Strongest Option

Fuse Shin Pads

Price: $46

These are the shin pads that I currently ride with. I wish I got a good pair of knee/shin combos. I was scared that a knee/shin combo would not fit, that’s why I got the pads separate. I really love them though. I wear spandex under them to keep them from sliding around. These shinguards have saved my shins so many times from my metal pedals.

Fuse Shin Pads Pros

  • Lots of protection
  • Durable
  • Light

Fuse Shin Pads Cons

  • Expensive ($40)
  • Hard to find in stock

Popular Option

Shadow Invisa-Lite Shin Guards

Price: $35.99

Very light and very breathable shin pads made by Shadow. These are really popular for street riders that want to do cranks-flips without worrying about pedal bite. You really won’t notice that you have these on because of how light and breathable they are.

Shadow Invisa-Lite Shin Guard Pros

  • Light & Breathable
  • Popular
  • Support BMX Brands

Shadow Invisa-Lite Shin Guard Cons

  • Expensive
  • Low Protection

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