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For 2013, iXS is once again upping their game in the protection field. They now have one of the most comprehensive lines of knee pads available -long, medium, short, hard, semi-hard, soft... you name it, they have something for everyone and every type of riding.

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The pads themselves have advanced as well. They carried over things like their tear resistant Nylon layers,integrated side padding, andSilicone pads to prevent slipping, but also added a number of new features to the line, as described below.We've got a number of the pads in the field being thrashed by the Vital MTB test crew, so stay tuned for some long term reviews in the coming weeks.

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iXS Dagger Knee Guard

The Dagger models are made for heavier abuse and thus come with a hard shell reinforcement at the knee. Developed in cooperation with Darren Berrecloth, these knee guards also offer a bit of protection for both the shin and the thigh. After all, trying to ride freshly built obstacles can go wrong at times.

Key Features:

  • ArmadilloDuo: A dual density and dual compound impact compression shell technology. Optimizing fit and comfort. Optimized absorption. Spreads impact load consistently.
  • Patented Squeezebox System: Patented articulating joint connection between knee and shin. Maximizing pedaling dynamic and freedom of movement. The patented unique stretch and moving function to its optimized ergonomically fit and flexibility the shin section lines up with body specific ergonomics.
  • KneeGusset: The KneeGusset is built into knee protectors to keep it in the right place. Shaped like a horseshoe, the padding prevents from rolling and impact forces are being absorbed.
  • AeroMesh: a super lightweight mesh fabric. Increased functionality by moisture wicking and ant-bacterial treatment. Prevents from sweat bacteria – does not stink.
  • MultiAeration: Optimized aeration system guarantees best ventilation and keeps muscles and skin cool – for best performance.
  •  EN1621-1 tested and certified
  • +/- 360g (pair)

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iXS Cleaver Knee Guard

The Cleaver shin and knee guards are based on the lightweight Signature series, but they feature more padding to offer some extra protection. Made of two different materials, its hard shells offer both a high degree of protection and lots of wearing comfort.

 Key Features:

  • LoopLock: A decompression and vented strap system. Fully and maximized range of stretch.
  • ArmadilloDuo
  • Patented Squeezebox System
  • KneeGusset
  • AeroMesh
  • MultiAeration
  • EN1621-1 tested and certified
  • +/- 550g (pair)

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iXS Carve Knee Guard

The Carve models are based on the Slope series, but they do without a hard shell and therefore are lightweight and very comfortable to wear.

Key Features:

  • New Xmatter: Technologies: engineered protective foam with intelligent open cess formula for slow rebound and high energy absorbing properties. Ergonomically designed to minimize weight and bulk on your knee and elbow joints. Xmatter compound ensure maximum protection with minimal volume. Highly ventilated to reduce heat build-up.  EN 1621-1 approved.
  • AeroMesh
  • LoopLock
  • CE/EN1621 tested and certified
  • +/- 460g (pair)

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iXS Flow Enduro Knee Guard

FlowCountry: iXS Sports Division teamed up with Hans Rey to develop this ultra-thin, lightweight knee protectors that are compact enough to fit in any backpack.

Key Features:

  • New Xmatter
  • AeroMesh
  • LoopLock
  • EN1621-1 tested and certified
  • +/-300g (pair)
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