In recent years, protective mountain bike equipment and clothing has come a long way, in terms of both the design and construction of the protective items - as well as the adoption of protective equipment by riders, as these items have become more effective and more comfortable. As well as protecting key areas of the body when riding, protective items also increase rider confidence - perfect for competitive riders.
Knee Pads are one of the most common and important pieces of body armour to use - and these knee pads have come a long way from the olden days of uncomfortable pieces of plastic. Today, there’s a massive range of knee pads, ranging from softer and more comfortable knee pads designed for cross country mountain biking, right across to more heavy duty knee pads offering greater protection, ideal for downhill mountain bike riders.
Knee pads should be worn for so many different reasons, as well as being comfortable enough to wear all day without complaints - knee pads provide great levels of protection on the knees, which are one of the first contact points in the event of a tumble off the bike. Protected knees means less pain on impact, and quicker recovery times to get back on the bike.
Many knee pads also feature shin protection - which offers greater protection not only in the case of an impact, but from branches and foliage you ride past, and protection from pedal strike on the shins.
You can view the full range of knee pads above, and as always - please get in touch if you have any questions about the range.