Fox Head Launch Pro Knee Pad Armor and Pads

4.31/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.00


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Product Description

Go big or go home, but don?t go home for the season. The Fox Launch Pro Knee Pad will make sure that you get to go home after going big, rather than going to the hospital. Silicone grip behind the knee keeps the pad from slipping down your leg or shifting in flight, and the pre-curved ergo fit sits comfortably without bunching. The perforated neoprene breathes better than Michel Phelps in the final 50 meters, and the elastic straps on the top and bottom could give your old skate pads a lesson in comfort.


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shayco

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2012

Strengths:    Lightweight, Stiff around the knee, wrap the knee pretty good, no sliding/movement, feels like I'm wearing no pads after a few minutes

Weaknesses:    One of the velcros started to get loose after the first time I've ridden with the pads.
Think it's only mine and will probably fix it in a few more rides.


Bottom Line:   
Overall - amazing knee guards. Feels like I'm very protected at a very light weight.
Not too hot, not bulky at all, but the knee and shin are very well wrapped

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Favorite Trail:   Street

Duration Product Used:   1 time

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   shop.harim.co.il

Similar Products Used:   661 DJ, Moon (Aggressiveness inline

Bike Setup:   Dirt Dump set to Single speed - Urban Jungle tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2012

Strengths:    Comfort, Protection, Design, Fit.... EVERYTHING!

Weaknesses:    None, at all.

Bottom Line:   
Amazing knee pad have saved my knee's and some friends many times. No rub, scrapes, discomfort. Amazing knee pad. I had a pair of POC's they were more expensive and weren't very comfortable so I returned them after 2 rides and got these. Amazing pads! I definitely recommend them!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kneetowaist a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2012

Strengths:    Comfort and protection all wrapped in one

Weaknesses:    rubs behind the knee but that goes away, plse read my review for details

Bottom Line:   
These are absolutely the best compromise between protection and pedaling efficiency. I actually narrowed my search down to 3 brands/models and the Lauch Pro's won. I had been really contemplating knee pads for a while and decided to purchase 3 pairs for testing and deciding. I had actually written these off prior to purchasing them but they ended up on top of my list. For a complete review with pics and video plse click here:

http://bikesboardsandsmiles.blogspot.com/

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Favorite Trail:   Green's Lick

Duration Product Used:   2 months

Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   TLD KG5400, Walmart special, G-Form

Bike Setup:   GT Force set up for Enduro. Funn 750mm bars and stem, Crossmax ST wheels, WTB Wolverine AMTCS tires, gravity dropper post, RX Sektor solo air fork, Risse custom shock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kwoodward a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2012

Strengths:    Fit, design, comfort, usability

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Best knee pads I have ever worn, hands down. As others have stated, so comfortable you don't even know you have them on. And yet still offer maximum protection. Along with a good helmet and pair of gloves, every rider needs a quality pair of knee pads and these fit the bill. Unless you are doing hardcore downhill and big air these are all the upper intermediate to advanced all mountain, trail and cross country rider needs to get home safe and in one piece. Seriously, don't even consider buying anything else. Thanks Fox!

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Similar Products Used:   SixSixOne

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Tallboy LT SPXAM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by freerideslr

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2012

Strengths:    Comfortable
Stays in one place


Weaknesses:    A bit expensive

Bottom Line:   
While these pads are somewhat expensive, in this case you get what you pay for. Ive used lesser quality pads and the difference is huge. These are comfortable and have held up to a couple wrecks now without sliding or becoming damaged.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtnmark a All Mountain Rider from San Francisco, CA

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2012

Strengths:    Great kneepads, they work well, don't slip, not bulky, not too expensive. Great for long, fast descents where your knees can bang around against the top tube from slamming your bike into corners.

Weaknesses:    Starting to stretch out a bit, and tear at the stretch points, but they have seen a lot of use.

Bottom Line:   
These are my favorite knee pads, but like any protection, you should try them on before you buy. I love the Race Face Rally FR for knee/shin combo for DH, but their knee only pads were not as comfortable and way more expensive than Fox's, whereas the Fox knee/shins were so crappy I couldn't believe it (They may have improved them since then). POC knee pads seemed good in theory, but I didn't like them once I tried them on, and again they were way more expensive.

These launch pros are awesome for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Lots

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Fox

Similar Products Used:   Race Face ambush, Rally FR

Bike Setup:   Blur LTc, 2x10, Fox 32, meaty tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sops a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2011

Strengths:    Comfortable, straps stay in place, cups cover knee completely. I was a little worried about the fabric over the cups but after crashing on landings, they're still hole-less.

Weaknesses:    None..

Bottom Line:   
I get what I paid for for these. A little hot and you can feel them being bulky on XC ride. I don't use pads on XC rides and I use them on downhill races and a bit of light freeriding. Works well and stays on after crashes..

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Haro X6

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dthomp325 a Cross Country Rider from Boulder, CO

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2011

Strengths:    Comfortable, light

Weaknesses:    Bulky for All Mountain/trail riding

Bottom Line:   
I bought these pads for riding DH, but they are light and comfortable enough to use for all mountain/trail riding as well. Their only weakness is that they are a little bulky and difficult to fit in a pack when trail riding.

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Favorite Trail:   Milagrosa

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   The Fix

Similar Products Used:   RaceFace

Bike Setup:   -

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by EMrider a Weekend Warrior from Pasadena, CA

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2010

Strengths:    Hard cup knee protection

Weaknesses:    The comfort/fit of these pads was a big disappointment. After pedaling uphill for about 15min, they had to come off or else I would have lost all the skin on the back of my knees. If you plan to descend only, these should be fine. But if you want to wear them for the entire ride, don't bother. The design is very poor IMHO.

Bottom Line:   
Uncomfortable. If you can't to wear them the entire ride, what good are they?

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   I've used a set of race face shin/knee pads for the past 3 years. They are super comfy when climbing. But they are also heavy and I picked up the Fox launch pads for more XC rides because they are lighter. Big mistake.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kbrock89 a Weekend Warrior from Little Silver, NJ, USA

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2010

Strengths:    Thorough protection, very comfortable to wear, doesn't slide!

Weaknesses:    Very few...other than it gets how and itchy in the back which is expected after all day epics with any knee pads

Bottom Line:   
For the money, these pads are spot on. Great value, and they don't wear down after crashes. Very durable and comfortable product. I felt safer wearing these at all times.

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Favorite Trail:   Diablo Freeride Park - Ego Trip

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Diablo Freeride Park

Similar Products Used:   Fox Launch Knee/Shin guards

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC 50, Fox 36, Fox DHX 5, Azonic Outlaw DH rims and maxxis DH tubes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Uncle Cliffy a Weekend Warrior from Methford Oreegun

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2010

Strengths:    Great fit for me, more protection than Straits, cheap.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Lots of people are going to compare these to Straits, and I'm no different. I feel these have a better fit and a more substantial knee cup. Better set-up over all.

I shredded a pair of Straits on my first ride with them. These have taken a couple of similar hits with minimal damage.

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Favorite Trail:   Chucks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Bear Creek Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Rector skate pads, Kyle Straits

Bike Setup:   Which one?

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by agg25 a Cross Country Rider from London

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2010

Strengths:    Good protection, not too bulky, fit ok when stationary, looks.

Weaknesses:    Poor fit around the back of the knee, have to remove shoes to take off, get a little hot (understandable)

Bottom Line:   
I used these for about 15kms and had to take them off. The open hole at the back pinched the skin on the back of my knee and would have just gotten worse and worse.
Dissapointed... will have to try some Kyle Straits I think.
Maybe my legs are different to everyone elses and others will find them alright, perhaps over some pants they'd be ok...but not for me.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   ebay


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Larry Biral a Downhiller from Marin, CA

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2010

Strengths:    great fit, not too hot, slim feeling, and doesn't fall down. Also like the toned down branding.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Perfect for drop-runs or put 'em in your pack on the climb, then put 'em on for the ride down.

Plus...great fit, not too hot, slim feeling, and doesn't fall down. Also like the toned down branding.

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Favorite Trail:   Barnburner

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   www.foxracing.com

Similar Products Used:   661 pads

Bike Setup:   Kona

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