A helmet with a number of truly interesting and compelling features
Knee pads are one of those items that can be really noticeable on a ride; a catch 22 situation where you want protection but also want the freedom to pedal unhindered. The Knox Cross Lite knee pads are an attempt at getting that balance right.
Functional XC lid with a retention system that happens to work uncommonly well for those riders with ponytails or mullets…
Benji tests a suit of upper body armour that aims to protect without being prohibitive
Benji has been doing quite a bit of “gravity riding” this year (something to do with reliving his youth no doubt). Here’s the helmet he’s been plummeting with.
Specialized S-Works 2D helmet
From: Specialized UK 020 8391 3500 www.specialized.com
Tested: Three months
For SPD users the journey into flat pedal riding can be a perilous one. Sure, you’re going to improve your technique and learn to bunnyhop properly, but you’re also liable to landing a set of pins into your leg. The problem is that a lot of shin guards look like they’ve come out of the Darth Vader spares bin, and for a lot of people are a bit over the top.