Race Face Charge Knee Guard Some days even your go-to trail doesn rsquo;t want to play nice. Second-skin fit offers the ultimate in comfort and mobility on pedaly rides while strategic Kevlar fabric mapping ensures minimal, yet targeted coverage against nicks and abrasions. Note: This guard is not rated for impacts. It is recommened for as a minimal coverage for against nicks and abrasions.Features: Stretch mesh sleeve with second skin fit and targeted coverage. Foam panel with stretch Kevlar cover for nicks and abrasions. Silicone gripper along inner top opening ensures 'stay-put' fit. Silicone patch at shin eliminates slippage. Flatlock comfort seam finish.Buy Race Face Charge Knee Guard from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World rsquo;s Largest Online Bike Store.
Strengths: Fit is right on according to RF sizing. The don't move down the leg while riding. They aren't too hot in the summer. Minimal protection for those not needing or wanting to wear Goalie gear.
Weaknesses: None yet. They are NOT a DH impact guard!!!
I got these pads earlier this month from my LBS and they have been just what I was hoping for. I consider myself an aggressive XC rider...Not enduro or DH. I usually don't have catastrophic starfish moves coming off the bike in the trees at speed That being said I did come off the bike last month and have been nursing some knee issues ever since. These pads have really hit the mark if you are looking for something that you can ride in for a couple hours in 90 degree weather and wear them just in case. These are perfect just in case guards for your knees. They have some minimal knee protection that is being represented as second skin type protection and I'll give it that. It is actually a bit more than second skin. Plus you get some knee joint support and warming effect without overheating issues. Like a leg warmer on steroids. It's a pad for those that may or could go without but who recognize the value of having a little something. They are easy to wear, comfortable and don't get in the way or look stupid even with spandex. I docked it a half a star because it is light protection. I had also considered similar products of gform, xsi flow and fox enduro all of which are in this same type market. I went this way because it is a JUST IN CASE pad. I may not have worn those pads every time as they are bulkier, heavier and offer more protection but at a cost. Picking the tool for the job.