With d3o technology is the core design element of the Bobcat d30 pad. This material is designed to be soft when “at rest” thus allowing full freedom of movement. However, it hardens instantly in the case of impact and then provides the same protection that a classic rigid shell would provide.
Bluegrass Super Bobcat D3O Knee/Shin Guards Features:
D3O pad : d3o technology is the core design element of the Super Bobcat d3o pad.
Snug fit : Built-in perforated neoprene top sock for snug fit. No need to take your shoes off to put it on. Silicone leg gripper.
Riding control : Asymmetrical side pads for those who like to control the frame with the inside of the knee.
Fully adjustable : Three adjustable straps attachments.
Gloves handling friendly.
Buy Bluegrass Super Bobcat D3O Knee/Shin Guards from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Not fit for purpose
I bought these because d3o is a cool technology, they look great and being expensive I assumed they would be a quality product. I was very wrong..
A friend of mine bought a pair just before me and unfortunately I had ordered mine before he got them. He went for one ride and at the end the ventilated neoprene had started tearing at a seam above the knee. I thought surely not, he must have just got a bad pair and mine will be fine. When I got mine I put them on, crouched into a riding position a couple of times then took them off to show my girlfriend where my friends pair had failed. Ridiculously mine had already started to do the same thing. I then took them for a 15 min ride and the material had almost completely failed so back they go for warranty.
It would seem that this product was never once ridden in before going into production or they would have realised that ventilated neoprene is not a good material for a stress area. I'd say don't go near them, there are much better DH pads out there.
03 July 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous BG Super BC= BS!
I saw these and thought, "wow, super sharp design, the coverage is good, D3O is awesome stuff, they give a comfortable impression, the construction looks solid....but the price!...ouch! Oh well, must be a reflection of the quality. Ok, I'll bite the bullet and buy!"
....BAD LIFE CHOICE! :)
After a single one hour AM ride, these pads started to fail!! The 'neoprene sock' is full of large ventilation holes that due to lack of structural support, had stretched to the point that they were being held together by a few mere strands. A friend of mine also bought these pads and within a couple of laps walking around the living room and a few squats, he also noticed the same wear and tear! What a poor quality product!!
While standing, they are comfortable and generally conform well to the shape of my legs/knees/shin. But when in a squatting/pedaling position, the two upper straps bunch up and pinch the back of the knee. Comfort wise while riding, I found them to be annoying and pinchy on the climb but amazing on the way down. After all, these are DH oriented pads, and probably weren't designed with pedaling in mind. However, a little further consideration towards strap placement would have remedied this issue and made them practical for what ever application the rider chose to use them for.
They are well ventilated and didn't get very hot during my ride.
The velcro system is both a thing of beauty and ill design. The velcro is INSANELY sticky! So on the one hand, big fat high five BG!! Full marks there guys!!....however, because of the strap system position and design, it also sticks to everything else it comes in contact with. Thus making the pads really fiddly to get on. It hooks onto and pulls out the treads of the fancy logo embroidery found on the elastic straps. This is no deal breaker, but is super annoying and makes them look pretty rough within seconds....
Bluegrass say there is no need to remove your shoes to put these pads on.....I have a pair of Sam Hill 510s, and although possible, it is much easier to just completely undo the straps instead of battling your way in.
The silicone strips designed to hold the pads in place are more gestural than functional. They are not very sticky and due to minimal contact between skin and silicone they don't really fulfill their purpose.
The knee coverage is awesome. I found the shin padding to be a little bit short (about 4" above the ankle line)
Finally, In my humble opinion, I find that BG really nailed the look of these pads, but I have never experienced such poor quality workmanship/construction. The bottom line is, I have returned them to CRC for a full refund and will avoid Bluegrass products in the future. I think CRC should take these off their product line
if I could rate with zero stars I would!
15 June 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Gorgeous
This guards is excellent. I've never been seen things in Korea. So it's unique and rare in Korea. So I'm very proud of it. And more I took it without tax. It's also good. This is very comportable and look so nice I think.
Good. very good. Thank you for reading... Bye
20 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Good stuff!!
I can confirm after about 10 rides and 4 substantial crashes, these pads are spot on. I was concerned that the fabric on the front of the pad may tear but i have crashed on all sorts and they still look like new,
I takes a couple of ride for the pads to take shape to your legs, but once they have you forget they are on!!
All in all im very pleased 5/5 all day
02 May 2013