G-Form Knee Pads, utilizing RPT - Reactive Protection Technology, a composite blend of PORON XRD material and proprietary G-Form materials and technology, offers consistent, repeated impact absorption for dependable performance throughout the life of the product. They are the first flexible, molded, exoskeleton rate-dependent impact pad worn on the outside of the garment. The ridges and hinges of the pad are specifically designed to flex with the knee and leg to ensure complete protection.
The G-Form pad will protect you from repeated impacts - unlike a bicycle helmet, it does not need to be replaced after impact, and does not lose any of its protective qualities after repeated use.
The unique way the pad is shaped and molded, plus its attachment to the compression fabric, keeps the pad close to the surface of the body, and this enhances the protection, especially compared to hard shell pads that can move out of place.
The knee pads can be worn in warm or cold weather, on top of or underneath clothing. It can be washed and worn repeatedly, and is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. If for any reason you're dissatisfied with the pad, send it back to us and we will replace it free of charge, not including shipping.
You really can pedal in these knee pads and they slip on just like a leg warmer. The lycra sleeve has lightweight grippers to keep the pads in place.
These pads are pretty comfortable and definitely flex very well and remain cool while riding. They are clearly cross country pads and you wouldn't rely on them for downhill or really rocky terrain. My biggest complaint is that they bunch up behind the knee pretty bad, definitely needed to be designed with an open back behind the knee
I finally have succumbed to needing knee pads as I get older but didn't want bulky things. With the RPT technology these are soft and light until impact when they react to harden and protect your knees. They also stay up and you almost forget they are there.
I love my G-Forms, they are the most comfortable pads that I have worn, and have saved the knees from a couple of big blows. They can tend to bunch up a little behind the top of the knee, but that was expected to me, with the amount of movement they go through with pedaling I couldn't ask for much better. Well worth the money.
Tonight was first ride after having Bursa removed from left elbow. Surgery unrelated to MTB. During the down time I researched pads as I'm an intermediate rider and ride with an expert and another intermediate rider. We have hit some higher speeds going down hill so researched and pads seem appropriate. I bought the G force knee and Elbow pads. It was super hot here in Cali and we were doing a simpler trail with a lot of switch backs. I threw the elbow pads on the protect the elbow with surgery and not the knee as the heat was mid 90s. I had a low speed slide out on gravel into some brush. Hit the left elbow.... Not a scratch bruise or sign of crash. My knee has a little road rash but would have had none if pads were on. I felt nothing on the elbow. Pads were as advertised. Obviously these are not for intense FR or DH riding. Oooooo also if you sized properly you don't even know they are there and do not slip while riding or sliding. Great product for my riding.