Back in April I had a spill on the road which left me with some road rash scars on my knees. Though the skin has healed the scars are fragile, it’s an age thing apparently, and it doesn’t take much of a knock down the woods to make ’em split and bleed.
It’s been suggested, by my doctor, that if I insist on mtb’ing at my age when I should know better, I should try knee pads to give them some protection.
Knee pads are a mystery to an old XC-er like me. Gnarly I’m not.
What’s good, what’s good value, what’s good for all day wear?
I’ve had Endura MT500’s and they were way to bulky and felt odd.
Just ordered a pair of Tro Lee KG5450’s which cover knee and shin and apparently don’t rub or feel like you’re wearing them.
Everyone seemed to give them a good write up, so went with them. Still waiting for them to arrive though as they appear to be difficult to get a hold of. Just make sure you drop a size as they come up quite big.
I wear my g-forms every off-road ride now, mostly because last time I came off on my knees I had to cut a chunk of mangled scar tissue off (leftover from a previous botched attempt at bike riding). Took a fair while to heal in the end so just not worth it these days, besides they’re a handy extra layer of warmth over the knees at this of year (although I also used them with no problems in 30c+ temps in Spain earlier in the year)
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