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Racesafe

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A new generation of lightweight, flexible and breathable protection, allowing riders of every level the freedom to perform.

Maximum Protection: reassurance of the highest European & BETA Level 3 protection

Certified to BS EN13158:2018 (Level 3)

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  • How do I check the fit of a body protector? 

    • In the following three sections we will advise on the way to get your best fit, but there is really no substitute to coming in for a fitting. If you can visit us, please do give us a call and we can then get some variations ready so you can try on a few and find the one which suits you.

  • Fitting step 1 - Chest and waist 

    • Measure around your chest when wearing a snug riding top at its widest point. Within the range of side adjustment, you should be able to achieve a snug, yet comfortable fit over a light layer of clothing. If the body protector is tight and restrictive, you probably require a larger size. It's important to know that with all the size variations, you can move up in chest size without having to have a longer fit. If the body protector is still loose when adjusted or moves whilst riding, the size is likely too big. All current Racesafe models use an elastic adjustment system at each side, the benefits of which are two-fold. The stretch allows you to breathe and move easily whilst having a snug fit. It also allows you to easily self adjust the fit depending on what you're wearing.

  • Body length 

    • Your ribs are an important area of protection and should be covered by the front of the body protector. Feeling for your bottom ribs, they should be covered by the foam panels. If they're exposed then the fit is too short in the body. Likewise, the front should not come down too far and beyond your natural tipping point, or it's likely to become restrictive whilst riding. All our sizes are available with a choice of 2 body length fits, standard and tall to suit riders of all shapes. The tall fit has an extra row of foam panels at the front for longer torsos.

  • Back length 

    • For the correct back length, we are looking for lower back protection, but with enough clearance to stop the saddle interfering. The exact length is down to personal preference, your saddle type and its intended use. Sitting in your saddle, use your normal range of movement whilst riding and check if there is the necessary clearance. A hands width between the body protector and the seat of the saddle is a good guide to use. Traditionally there was a tendency to fit body protectors too long in the back and some people thought they were designed to cover coccyx, but that isn't the case! Most of the issues we see from badly fitting body protectors come from them being fitted too long. Each of our sizes is available with a choice of 4 back options to achieve the right length for each rider.