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Dainese Performance Knee Guard

Average User Rating: (Good)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Skip these expensive pads”

The Good: they look cool and the have the name "dianese" on them....

The Bad: too small with not enough coverage, the straps are small, skinny and ineffective, the cost about $75 retail, they move and fall down while riding and crashing, they only come in black so they get really hot in the summer time.

Overall Review:

I have always wanted to love dianese products because I have seen soo many pros use them and to be honest; they look really cool lol. But after buying these pads I realized that not only do they not cover much when you crash but they move around pretty easily when you pedal. To try and remedy this I got a knee sock and guess what they STILL move around on you. I crashed on a gravel 4 track road with them on and I still scratched up my knee pretty bad. The one good thing about them is that they are durable and well made but sadly the design just isn't up to date with the current DH offerings. Dianese is old school stuff and now I can see why, everything is outdated. If you really want some good DH knee/shin pads I would look elsewhere like: TLD, Fox, 661, etc.

“Performance Knee Guard”

The Good: Very functional and the strapping system works very effectively and these pads do not move when you crash and are durable, i only used one set during an entire season.

The Bad: May be a little to long for a short person as the shin pad is quite long but the range of sizes allows for a wide range of heights.

Overall Review: Although lacking in some style points these pads are about as safe and functional as any on the market. They protect the whole leg from the knee to shin and the strapping and padding make them super comfortable and with a range of sizes it does not matter if your leg is like an octopus these pads will fit.
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Riding Type Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban, Other
Material hard polypropylene plates with 3 adjustment straps and hyper-ventilated soft padding
Shin Pads yes
Size M-L
Color Black
Miscellaneous The Classic Dainese knee guard comes back in his update version. (CE EN 1621/1 certified)
Price $69.95
More Info Dainese website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry