Protection should be a high priority when riding technical terrain and we doubt there are many Dirt readers who don’t own a pair of kneepads. These TROY LEE pads set a new benchmark for us.
For uplifting at bike parks, shuttling DH runs or racing we feel they are an essential piece of kit. Comfort is a priority and we’ve tried plenty of kneepads over the years and it doesn’t take a lot for a pair to feel compromised in some way. If they’re frustrating to put on (and remove), don’t stay in place or rub then they’ll soon be replaced. We often find a pair of midweight pads will hit the spot for all types of riding from trail centres to steep and nasty high-speed gravity runs.