Riding a bicycle appears to be simple, and many people even learned this skill at such a young age. This makes people think of this skill as easy and unexciting. But did you know that riding a bike can be turned from boring to exciting? Try doing tricks with it or take it off road to challenge your skills!
But before you do so, we want you to get protected. And we think the best equipment that will give the protection that you need is the Fox Racing Launch Pro MTB Knee/Shin Guard best for riders to protect knee/shin. The fox racing launch pro mtb knee shin guard takes the same platform from the Launch Pro Knee to offer the same perfectly proper, lighter guard with increased coverage.
1. Front plastic knee coverage
The first feature that the Fox Racing Launch Pro MTB Knee/Shin Guard is proud of with this product is their front knee coverage made of plastic. Plastic can be made to be durable and as hard as other material. This will give maximum protection to your knees while biking. The elements also have little effect on plastic, and will not break because of exposure to rain, dust, or wind. Imagine if you’re wearing a knee coverage made of metal and it gets exposed to rain; after some time, you may end up wearing a protective gear that’s starting to rust!
Another advantage of using plastic is that it’s lightweight compared to others. Sure, you can use other materials (and those may be more durable), but plastic makes it easier for a rider to move around while being protected. Plastic also absorbs impact well. This means that even if your knees collided into something, the impact from that collision will not get transferred to your knees and hurt it. With minimal impact felt by the knees, it will not get injured and will allow you to continue with your ride.
The plastic knee protector is also easier to clean. Wash the dirt off with water, or just shake it to get rid of the dust and go on with your activity.
2. Pre-curved ergonomic fit
Fox has also designed their knee and shin guard as pre-curved. Now, you might be thinking that since it’s pre-curved, it could be difficult to wear. However, the opposite is true. Since it’s pre-curved, you already know where specific areas of your knee or shin should go. No more accidents of wearing it in reverse.
Those pre-curves are also a great feature that will help secure the knee and shin guard in place. This is especially true for the knee; since the equipment perfectly clasps in the knee, you won’t have to worry about the knee and shin guard slipping off. Those curves also give enough room for the part of the body where it’s intended to go. This will allow you to move comfortably and continue with your activity without getting hindered.
Think about the time when you have to bend your knees far up; you’ll surely notice that the lower end of your pants will move and expose some part of your feet and ankle. With the pre-curves, this problem is avoided even if you are moving continuously, as there is enough space for your knees, shin, and thigh.
Simply put, this equipment is designed to perfectly fit your knees and shin, and will allow you to move freely and comfortably.
3. Perforated neoprene
Fox’s knee and shin guard is made of neoprene. This material is similar to synthetic rubber, and is used on a wide variety of products such as orthopedic braces, automotive fan belts, and even laptop sleeves. What makes neoprene a good material for this equipment is that it is more resistant to degradation if compared to natural or synthetic rubber. This makes it durable and will not easily break even if exposed to natural elements or even if it’s heavily used.
Neoprene is highly resistant to moisture. This quality makes it a great equipment even if the person usually gets wet, either because of rain or mud. Since neoprene is similar to rubber, using it on something that can be worn implies that the material will surely have a snug fit. Also, its rubber-like composition gives it insulating properties.
The neoprene is also perforated, or have holes in it. Neoprene in itself is already breathable, but the perforations added to this quality. These tiny holes will allow your skin to get air, reducing perspiration and gives a comfortable feeling even when you’re under intense activity.
4. Wrap around hook and loop closures
Riding a bicycle while doing tricks or pedaling through a challenging trail can cause your equipment to fall off if it’s not secured properly. Any protective equipment that easily falls off is not worth wearing. After all, how is it supposed to protect the area that it’s supposed to protect if it’s not even attached?
This is why this Fox Knee/Shin guard has a wrap around hook and loop closure. This feature will ensure that your equipment stays in place no matter how rough the terrain or the activity is. With this feature, you can adjust your equipment to fit tighter to your knees and shin. Since it’s wrap around, it’s also easy to loosen it in case the fit is too tight for you.
This, along with its neoprene material, will properly secure the equipment and will protect your shin and knees from possible injuries. You may fall off your bike, but this feature ensures that your protective gear won’t.
5. Abrasion resistant stretch Kevlar knee
Yes, the knee area of this equipment is made of sturdy plastic. But outside it is an abrasion-resistant Kevlar exterior. This feature gives your protective gear a great look and protects the plastic knee protector from getting exposed. With your protector being protected, the equipment is less likely to break easily even when heavily exposed to elements.
6. Sold in different sizes
Even if this protective equipment can snug tightly to your legs, Fox still wants their customers to feel comfortable while wearing it. With that in mind, this knee/shin guard is available in small/medium and large/XL sizes. This option will allow the users to buy the gear that fits them just fine and is less likely to slip out when in use.
Knee Guards Size Chart