The downhill specific Long Knee DH has VPD protection covered by a hard shell knee cap to reduce friction against the ground in case of a fall. The protector offers great freedom of movement and will protect your knees and lower legs from impacts often associated with pedals, rocks and other objects found on varied terrain. VPD adapts to the shape of your body, but when exposed to impact the, material stiffens and has extreme impact absorption properties.
3D molded VPD 2.0 knee protector
Perforated for heat and moisture control
Flexible low friction hard shell knee caps
Secure fit with kevlar reinforced stretch fabric
Optional elastic strap for enhanced protection and fit
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Rated 5 out of 5 by maksin yeah!
Own now short version of them and 100% happy with this pads.Neopren inserts hold them secure and prevenf from rounding.Preaty wet after some time,but not warming up.Plastic cap hold pads in place.Never crashed,but really feel,that pads will do the job.
19 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by syumassh Solid, reliable, fits great, slightly warm
As expected from POC, the knee guards are a solid bit of kit.
I'm using this in 30C weather in a tropical climate; it feels slightly warmer than my previous 2 knee guards which were the 661 EVO and TLD EG5450. No problems as its not too hot. I have to be honest it feels slightly more restrictive than the above mentioned guards.
As the guard warms up it conforms and flexes easier while you pedal, I guess its a property of the VPD 2 material.
Never had any slippage, inner rubberised material held it in place all day long on trail rides.
If you get your sizing right, you probably don't even need to use the velcro straps; I felt the size chart worked well for me.
Polygiene anti-odor stuff does work so far, we'll see how long it lasts.
Haven't crashed with these, but these things are so robust.
And yes it is a long knee, it goes down a fair bit and covers a lot of shin. I'm 6ft tall and you can see how much shin it covers in the photo I uploaded.
14 August 2013
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