I've had a circulatory problem in my legs since birth which means my feet and knees struggle in all but warm conditions. My knees also bruise very easily and will bleed for longer than usual if grazed or cut. The specialist I see has suggested some protection might be wise due to the increased risk of serious injury this poses.
I ride cross-country on the South and North Downs, with 4-5 weekends a year at the Welsh trail centres, and occasional longer trips to the Lakes etc.
I'm thinking 661 Evo pads might offer the protection I need without being overly bulky or DH-biased. Have any of you tried them? and in particular, experienced how good their crash protection is?
Although I want some protection, I don't want to end up looking like Robocop on the South Downs!