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Race Face Ambush Knee Pad

“Race Face Ambush knee pads”

The Good:

Secure with tabs / no need to take off shoes!
Superb fit
Lots of adjustability
Excellent construction
Great freedom of motion
Comfortable in all seasons

The Bad:

At higher price point than some but hard to argue with their value.

Overall Review: I couldn't be more pleased with my Race Face Ambush knee pads to the point I can't imagine ever using anything but them. They are easy to put on since they fasten with velcro straps and fit great do to superior design and adjustable straps. The lining wicks away sweat and these are so comfortable and non-restrictive that I wear them every single time I ride off road. I can attest to the protective qualities and durability of these as well - mine definitely  get plenty of use. I no longer fear knee impacts due to these. These are a holy grail mtb product and in my opinion a must have.  Excellent  5 out of 5 stars A+

7iDP Sam Hill Knee Pad

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“7iDP Sam Hill Knee Pad”

The Good:

So Comfortable that I wear them on every ride, Stay put, Pedal friendly, Good coverage and protection for as light as they are. Have proven to be very durable.

The Bad:

Can be stiff until they warm up in colder weather. Protection isn’t as good as beefier pads.

Overall Review: I’ve had these pads for over a year now. I have crashed many times with them.  My new bike has given me loads of confidence which has lead to some brutal crashes.  Tomahawking through rock gardens high speed slide outs dead mans you name it. These pads brushed off most hits without fault and still look new. For a light weight pad they do a great job.  But I still got some pretty bad brush burns and even open wounds on higher impact crashes. But these would have been way worse without pads. Some of my hardest crashes where on fast flowy single tracks where I would normally be tempted to not wear pads at Read More »

Leatt 3DF Hybrid Knee Guards

“Leatt 3DF Hybrid Knee Guards”

The Good:

Comfortable, flexible, stays in place

The Bad:

Nwe well ventilated/hot

Overall Review: Really comfortable knee pad. My main complain about other models I had is that they always slip down. I found this one for sale and gave it a try because of the adjustability and shin guard length... never regreted. I feel very safe wearing it and sometimes I forget they are on. The only complain is the temperature... It´s not that well ventilated. Anyway, I would buy it again.

7iDP M2 Open Face Helmet

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“A stylish, well-vented & affordable helmet that also works amazingly well when you need it! ”

The Good:

Affordable
Stylish
Well-Vented
Saves your Head when you crash hard
Comfortable Fit

The Bad:

Lacks integrated GoPro Mount

Overall Review: To be honest I'm newer to needing pads and all mountain-enduro lids coming from a road/XC background. After hurting my knee pretty bad despite having knee pads on I did some research and the best pads for me turned out to bethe 7iDP Project Knee. I had never noticed they made helmets before (it only makes sense) and the M2 seemed like it would fit my head great had awesome colors and the limited reviews I could find on it indicated it was well regarded.  And the helmet put me into free shipping territory, so I bought it on a whim.   Once I got the helmet, I sat it on my head, turned the dial and the fit was so Read More »

Kali Protectives Strike Knee Pad

“Happy as a Clam”

The Good:

The fit is good. Air flow is good on hot days. Sick style

The Bad:

All black, so no chance to dial in my kit with matchy colors

Overall Review: I was a skeptic based on internet photos. I was worried that these pads would not be light enough, and comfortable enough for long rides with lots of climbing on hot days in Socal. Kali assured me they were comfortable and that they use them on all day rides. Getting the box here and opening up I was pleasantly surprised to find a fairly low profile pad with, that was light weight, and a perfect fit for my XL size legs.I recommend these to any trail/enduro riders that want more protection than a thin neoprene softshell pads, but more comfort and flexibility than a hard shell knee pad. Ive been wearing them for a few months and feel confident coming over rocky decent. I would compare these to some of the best quality pads on the market like Gform or Dainese

ION K-Pact Knee Pad

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“Ion K Pact - These pads allow you to pedal with DH level protection - and they don't slip off your knees in a crash”

The Good:

Comfortable, close fitting pads with DH level protection. The impact padding is top notch and the aramid cloth outer will slide rather than dig in.

The Bad:

No zip, for that get the K Pact Zip version. Long term durability yet to be proven

Overall Review: Ion have got almost everything right with these slip on knee pads. The Sas-tec impact foam is comfortable and reportedly one of the best at absorbing impact energy. The pads consist of a perforated neoprene sleeve with a mesh layer over the outside and a soft lining. The primary padding is around the knee and extends slightly below the knee cap. There are also two smaller pads on each side of the main pad to protect the sides of your knees. The Sas-tec pads can be removed via a flap on the inside of the pad and its recommended that you do so before washing the sleeves. The exterior of the main pad is covered with an aramid Read More »

DEITY TMAC Pedal

“Best flat pedal”

The Good:

Amazing grip
Tmac gets paid
Great colors
Rebuildable
Great pin profiles
Super concave

The Bad:

Is too much grip a bad thing?

Overall Review: I gave mine to my little brother to say thanks for watching my house for a week. I’ll be ordering a new pair.  Before I handed them over I had zero complaints. Bled almost every ride. Stay super planter in the pedals. Have complete faith they’ll be where they’re supposed to be when you look for them because they have a little resistance in the bearing.  So far my brother is loving them. Between the two of us they’ve got hundreds of miles with zero issues. Some serious rock strikes. Etc.  These have to be the best flats on the planet and the price is reasonable. 

Race Face Atlas Flat Pedal

“Solid pedal”

The Good:

Nice profile. Not too big, not too small.
I like that they keep your feet away from the cranks.
Nice color options
Solid grip

The Bad:

Spin a little too freely so it can be hard to find the pedals when you pop out.

I’d like them to be a bit concave. I don’t like being overly locked in so adding a bunch of pins isn’t the answer for me but a little concave would make it a bit more secure

Overall Review: Had these on a few bikes. I’d run them again and probably will. I love the size and pin count. They spin a bit too freely for some folks but I don’t mind it most of the time. So far durability has been good. I’m a big dude so I definitely put them through their paces. But I do live in California so the only moisture they’ve seen is a few rides in Oregon.  Solid pedal.

Race Face Chester (2016-2018) Flat Pedal

“Great bang for the buck”

The Good:

Durable
Metal pins
Cheap

The Bad:

Completely flat

Overall Review: Got a lot of miles on these pedals on several bikes. I use them for myself and for loaners. Really happy with the durability  Grip is good but not great. I think a little concave would help. But for the money I love that they come with metal pins. I’d highly recommend these for day to day use or as spares. Super good budget pedal. And they’re great on you dad pump track bike or your kids bike. I put a set on my daughters bike and she loves them.

Bell Sixer MIPS Helmet

“Crash test approved”

The Good:

Absorbs a hell of an impact
Great rear head coverage
Fit is good
Great sweat management
Visor stays put
Safe

The Bad:

Notta. I’ll be replacing my crash test approved sixer with a new sixer

Overall Review: Got cross rutted and ended up slamming the back of my head on some very very hard dirt. Helmet did it’s job. Can’t find any cracks but the impact area foam is definitely compressed.  Was able to ride out and get some medical help. Minor concussion. Fit system work great. Kept the lid in place. I highly recommend this lid.