Gear Shots June 4, 2021
Tools from Crankbrothers and Leatherman, bibs for women, pads from Raceface, and a handlebar from OneUp...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
A Tale Of Two (Kids') Pad Sets
Elbow or knee pads, armour choice is as personal for groms as it is for adults. The Race Face Sendy and Pearl Izumi Summit, have very different use cases.
4 Products From POC Reviewed
A Kortal Race MIPS Helmet, $200 shorts, my favourite knee pads ever, and some eyewear to satisfy your inner DB...
Best of Times and...
Cam McRae's Best of 2020
2020 wasn't a great year to be a human, but if you were a mountain biking human (and you weren't under lockdown) it was vastly better...
EDITORIAL | REVIEW
Elbow Pads can be the Best Leg Armour
It isn't easy to find leg armour that's great to pedal in, offers full shin protection against vicious pedal strikes, and fits a six-year-old...
Elbow Pad SHOOTOUT! (pewpew!)
My Battle with Elbows (5 Elbow Pads Back to Back)
Knees yes. Then why not elbows? A look at options from 7 Protection, POC, Fox and Race Face
The Camelbak Chase Protector Vest
Camelbak updates the "Hip-Pack-Killer" to combine the great stay-put-fit of the first edition with a CE Level 2 back protector.
Pearl Izumi Elevate Knee Pads
An early ouchy left Andrew leary of the Elevate knee pads but he's come full circle...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
The Leatt Airflex Pro v. Your Best Non-Newtonian Knee Warmers
Andrew gave up on better-than-nothing knee pads ages ago: "I decided it was hard-shells or nothing. Usually nothing."
VIDEO by MAHALO MY DUDE
How to Deep Clean Your Riding Gear
Let's face it, your riding gear's funky and the washing machine alone is not up to this task. Time to bring out the big guns.
Reviewed: Slytech (Shred) XT Heavy Duty Kneepads
Slytech is an offshoot of Shred Optics - or was - which isn't a great resumé for making comfy and protective knee pads...
Dainese Enduro Knee Guard V2 Review
Dainese was all set to release the enduro knee pad to the wild - but media feedback sent them back to the drawing board…
Leatt 3DF 6.0 Knee Guards Reviewed
Full featured knee pads that have some queues taken from both ends of the protection spectrum...
Crash Testing The New Dainese Enduro Knee Guard
Can these new Dainese pads offer DH protection in a comfortable, lighter-weight trail package…
POC VPD Joint System Knee Pads Reviewed
Threading the needle between minimalist protection and burlier armour, the VPD Joint System aims to provide comfort and substantial protection....
7iDP Project Knee Pad
Quality construction and a breathable knit sock make this one durable pad. AJ weighs in on how it stacks up against similar knee pads…
7iDP Sam Hill Knee Pad
A lightweight kneepad that offers side of knee protection and is CE certified? Our review delves into the reality of the claim...
Sweet Protection: Head to Toe
A merino wool jersey, waterproof shorts, a new favourite knee pad, and a MIPS-equipped helmet - all reviewed in this head-to-toe selection from the Norwegian brand.
Hammer Time with Leatt
A lighter, less expensive neck brace, new helmets, and magic hammer time protective gel.
Outdoor Demo: Treasure Hunting
Two of the more creative products found in the desert dust
Troy Lee Raid Knees – Reviewed
We ask knee protection to be cool, chafe-free and to stay in place perfectly -and to keep us out of the emergency ward...
Fresh Goods from 661
Everything from magnets and boas to metallic paint jobs…
Race Face Flank Leg Pads: Reviewed
“I can deal with the cuts and scrapes, but I was getting seriously tired of the repeated hits to parts of my body that just don’t have any padding…”
Alpinestars Alp Knee Guards: Reviewed
“I was aiming for a set of kneepads that offered more protection than the traditional XC-style leg warmers, but weren’t so heavy that they got in the way while earning my turns…”