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Stuff We Like: Dainese Trail Skins Knee Guard

The Trail Skins Knee Guard from Dainese is an interesting take on the trail riding knee pad. Instead of utilizing a material like D30, Dainese sandwiches two different layers together to absorb the shock of impact should things go wrong. The outer layer is a polymer with high shock absorption that is bonded to an […]

09.18.2014 Protection Read the full story →
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Fresh Gear: IXS Flow Knee Pads

Our friend Victor from the Gravity Cartel was at the SF Bike Expo last weekend repping the latest from Spank Industries. Recently he also became the US distributor for IXS, a Swiss manufacturer of sporting goods and apparel that has a big presence in Europe and looking to expand to the US. One of the […]

11.22.2013 Protection Read the full story →
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Stuff We Like: G-Form Knee Pads

One of the main reasons we don’t wear armor on aggro trail rides during the summer is that they’re just too dang hot. Not to mention they can get uncomfortable, chafe, and eventually rub the inside of your knee raw. On long rides that end with a burly descent where we want a bit more […]

09.26.2012 Protection Read the full story →
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Fresh Gear: Troy Lee KG Knee/ Shin Guards

When it comes to knee pads and armor, it’s all about a comfortable fit. They need to be comfortable enough to leave on for the whole ride. After all, they don’t do us much good hanging on our pack, and nearly all of us have a story of how we crashed before the pads were strapped […]

08.30.2012 Protection Read the full story →
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Reviewed: Fox System Leg Armor

When it comes to leg armor, having a set of pads that stay in place upon impact with the ground is the main concern for most while doing their shopping. Fortunately, there are a lot of options available out there. The drawback is that unless you are able to try them on, it can be […]

05.25.2010 Protection Read the full story →
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Demon Dirt Slopestyle wear

We spotted some cool new gear in Grand Junction from a company called Demon Dirt. They don’t have very much about their product online yet, but they were nice enough to go over their product offerings with me. Originally a snowboard pad company called Demon Snow, they’ve expanded into the freeride/ dirt jump/ slopestyle market. […]

05.05.2010 Protection Read the full story →

Mace Gear Round-up

Product from Mace isn’t as easily available in the states as it should be. They make a some solid product, and it is very reasonably priced. Yet another import from our Canadian friends from the north, I’ve been beating on a full kit for the last year. I’m happy to report that their gear has […]

03.16.2010 Clothing Read the full story →