Armor Reviews and News


G-Form launches new Elite Protection


Well-regarded impact protection maker G-Form this week announced two new additions to its lineup. The new Elite Elbow Guards and Elite Knee Guards are enhanced versions of the Pro-X Elbow and Knee Pads.

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10 new protection products to keep you safer on the trail


Here’s a round-up of the latest offerings from POC, Alpinestars, CamelBak, Leatt, Oakley, Julbo, G-Form and more.

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G-Form shows Elite Knee and Elbow Guards, plus Padded Bib


G-Form makes body protection not body armor. The distinction is that body armor sounds (and often is) heavy, hot, and uncomfortable. Body protection doesn’t need to be any of those things. Find out why.

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iXS Trail XC helmet sheds weight, increases ventilation


iXS has a new budget-priced trail helmet and two upper body protection options that slip on below your jersey.

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POC VPD knee pads and Tectal helmet details


POC highlighted three products for us at Sea Otter, the Tectal All Mountain helmet, the very lightweight and usable VPD knee pad, and a T-shirt style jersey that is much more than that inside.

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Troy Lee Designs Raid Knee Guard review


If you are interested in knee protectors that offer downhill-level security but can still be pedaled in, the Troy Less Designs Knee Guards are worth a look.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Protective Gear


As bikes get more capable and trails more aggressive, body and brain protection becomes more and more important. Here are the Mtbr picks for best pads and helmets on the market today.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Armor and protection


With advances in protection, comfort, and ventilation there’s almost no reason not to wear knee pads when you ride. These are the best we’ve tested this year — and will all make great gifts.

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Best new protective gear from Interbike 2016


Protection, be it for the brain or body, continues to be one of the hottest and most innovative segments in the cycling industry. Mtbr combed the halls of Interbike’s Mandalay Bay Convention Center to dig up the latest and greatest.

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Leatt Interbike 2016


Leatt, designer of protective riding gear that looks as good as it performs, pumps out a round of updates across its entire product line for 2017.

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Interbike Preview Highlights: G-Form, GoPro, Abus, Polar and Now helmets


A few product highlights from Interbike’s Media Preview event featuring G-Form, GoPro, ABUS, Polar and Now helmets.

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SixSixOne Rage hard kneepad review


The SixSixOne Rage Kneepads are the spiritual successors to the iconic Kyle Straight Kneepads. But they’ve been updated with modern materials for better all around performance. So how do they stack up against the originals?

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2017 Dainese Protection


With a moto heritage, Dainese understands the science of protection. They focus not only on the absorption and dissipation of impact, but also fit and articulation.

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2017 Alpinestars protection and clothing


Alpinestars continues its march in to mountain bike clothing and protection with the same mantra. Offer great styling with top-notch quality at a reasonable price.

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G-Form Pro-X knee pads review


The combination of ever-more-capable bikes, enduro racing, and the fact that technology has improved by leaps and bounds has spawned all manner of lightweight mountain bike pads. One of the biggest players in this rapidly emerging market is G-Form. Find out what we thought of their Pro-X knee pads.

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G-Form shows off bib short liner with hip protection


G-Form revolutionized protection by creating knee and elbow pads that were different from what existed at the time. Instead of heavy and cumbersome, they went with light and flexible.

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SixSixOne Recon knee pads review


Hate wearing traditional kneepads but still want to protect yourself on the trails? The newest from SixSixOne might be the answer.

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Dakine Slayer knee pad review


Dakine’s new bike protection line-up includes the heavier weight, gravity focused Hellion knee pads, Seeker 15L protective backpack, and the lightweight Slayer elbow and knee pads, which we’ve been testing.

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Round-up: Best new lightweight knee and elbow pads


For folks who wouldn’t wear knee pads because they are too cumbersome, now there are good options.

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New helmets, shades, and padding from Sea Otter


From helmets to eyewear, the exhibitors at the Sea Otter Classic were showcasing a number of new and exciting products to help keep you safe on the trails.

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G-Form releases impact protection for infants


After three years conducting market research and proto-typing, G-Form, the leader in impact protection, is proud to announce the highly anticipated launch of the Pro-X Baby line.

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New Troy Lee Designs apparel and protection


For 2016, TLD has updated several classics, as well as expanded their product range. Click through to see the new colorways and products.

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Best new protective gear of 2015


Before you utter the words “hold my beer,” here are eight protective items you should consider wearing.

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Review: Alpinestars Paragon kneepads


Priced at just under the cost of dinner for two, these kneepads might be one of the most affordable products we’ve reviewed all year. So how do they stack up against the competition?

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POC introduces airbag vest for skiers


We don’t usually post information about winter sports products, but this new alpine skier airbag safety vest from POC and In&motion seemed especially relevant after last week’s spate of bad crashes at Red Bull Rampage.

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