Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner

armor

  1. Apparel and Protection
    Dainese showed off its 2017 product line at Crankworx in Whistler. With a moto heritage, Dainese understands the science of protection. They focus not only on the absorption and dissipation of impact, but also on fit and articulation. They know that even with the most protective materials...
  2. Apparel and Protection
    Lowdown: Alpinestars Paragon Kneepads The Alpinestars Paragon Kneepads are among the most comfortable we've worn. They strike a great balance between protection and light weight, and have become a go-to for even long trail rides. The best part? They cost less than dinner for two. Stat Box...
  3. General Discussion
    We don't usually post information about winter sports products here, but this new alpine skier airbag safety vest from POC and In&motion caught our eye. In fact, it seemed especially relevant after last week's spate of bad crashes at Red Bull Rampage. The airbag system consists of integrated...
  4. Apparel and Protection
    The lightweight Volcano knee guard with velcro straps (170g per piece). (click to enlarge) Volcano knee & elbow guards When you ride your bike in hot climates and still want to have some kind of protection without the bulk and lack of body cooling, have a look at the Alpinestars Volcano knee &...
  5. Apparel and Protection
    The Seven Intelligent Design Protection company is closely tied to Royal Racing. The Seven iDP (Intelligent Design Protection) armor system was developed by a diverse team of seven world-class riders, including Steve Peat, Kurt Sorge, Neil Donoghue, Garett Buehler, Chris Akrigg and Trek World...
  6. Apparel and Protection
    The POC VPD 2.0 armor seems to fall in a cusp between hard-shell armor and soft, due to the thickness of the VPD 2.0 protection material, robust stitching and rugged fabric, and an overbuilt character. It doesn't offer the ultimate safety and protection of hard-shell armor, though it's pretty...
  7. Apparel and Protection
    The Troy Lee Designs EG 5550 elbow guards and KG 5450 knee guards go together like Dr. Evil and Mini Me. Finding a bike isn't the problem...every time you turn around another amazing all-mountain/enduro/trail ride bike is rolling into your LBS. But scour those same shops for purpose-built...
  8. General Discussion
    The G-Form company makes protection gear for consumer electronics and extreme athletic endeavors, that makes use of PORON XRD, which is a density changing and impact rate-dependent material. The basis of their product is RPT, which is Reactive Protection Technology, and is a combination of the...
  9. General Discussion
    Lazer Helmets has released a special "Support Japan" limited edition of their new 2012 Armor bicycle helmet. The "Support Japan" graphic as well as the date March 11, 2011 have been placed on the helmet to mark the day that the devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Lazer's Armor helmet is...
  10. General Discussion
    I must admit, when I was younger and invincible I hardly blinked an eye at these types of torso protectors. Helmet and knee pads were enough for me because I wasn't going to crash. But now that I'm older, and I do have to go to work on Monday, having torso and spine protection is a must when I...
  11. General Discussion
    Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet https://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I first saw the SixSixOne 4x4 and 2x4 soft body armor while I was at Interbike this year. The 'x4' series of soft armor, is comprised of the 4x4 (Knee/Shin), and the 2x4 (Elbow/Forearm) guards. They both...
  12. General Discussion
    The Quick: The Good: Light Weight (2.51 lbs, not including sweat) Does not restrict mobility Well made, thick material, thick stitching Clip on hydration pack - awesome! Easy on and off Not too hot The Bad: Bite Valve could be better Model: Rockgardn TrailStar MSRP: $119.95...
  13. General Discussion
    The Quick: The Good: Light Weight Does not restrict torso movement Good quality stitching, not great, but better than cheap Kidney belt doesn't move much PVD material actually works Vents heat well, but does keep your spine warm The Bad: Sizing issues Stitching in some parts could be...
  14. General Discussion
    February 26th, 2008 ~ Mace Clothing & Armour is excited to announce that their 2008 line of gear is now in stores, and to celebrate, they've launched a brand new website in both a Flash and Static format. This year's site features downloadable high-rez images , suggested Canadian and US...
  15. Dainese Back Protector

    Dainese Back Protector

    New, better ventilated back protector from Dainese.
  16. Lizard Skins knee protection

    Lizard Skins knee protection

    new slip-on knee protection with removable plastic insert.
  17. Fox Knee Pad Alterations-2

    Fox Knee Pad Alterations-2

Top