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Price $54.00 at REI
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Pros Very lightweight, excellent when pedaling, sleek and slimExceptionally comfortable, great balance of protection and pedal-friendliness, stylishWisely-placed protection, dialed fit, reasonable priceHigh levels of protection, quality constructions and materials, secure fitWell-rounded, attractive price, dialed fit
Cons Knee sleeve a little short, lacks protection, durability concernsExpensive, durability concerns, quirky fitNot the most pedal-friendly, sleeve could be longer at topHeavy, not the best for substantial amounts of pedalingPoor ventilation, could be prone to ripping
Bottom Line A minimalist knee pad with a quality fit that lacks protectionA premium knee pad that pedals well and boasts absurd levels of comfortLeatt strikes a perfect balance of protection and pedal-friendliness with these quality padsA burly and aggressive knee pad built for hard-chargingA highly functional and sensible knee pad with a well-designed fit
Rating Categories Speed Knee Sleeve POC Joint VPD System Leatt Airflex Pro 7Protection Project Knee Dakine Slayer
Protection (30%)
3
8
9
10
8
Fit And Comfort (20%)
8
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9
Pedal Friendliness (20%)
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Ventilation And Breathability (20%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Speed Knee Sleeve POC Joint VPD System Leatt Airflex Pro 7Protection... Dakine Slayer
Weight (per pair, size L) 228 grams 346 grams 257 grams 420 gram 366 grams
Padding Material 4mm D30 impact foam VPD (visco-elastic polymer dough) 3D molded padding, hardens on impact Sas-Tec kneecap pad with flexible hard cap/polygon foam DK impact foam
Body Material Abrasion-resistant material high-tenacity nylon Moisture Cool, Airmesh Pro-knit breathable sock Aramid fiber
Adjustments? No No No Center strap system (top), Velcro from both sides No
Safety Certifications CE EN 13688:2013 EN 1621-1 CE EN 1621-1 CE EN 1621/1 EN 1621-1 Level 1
Available Sizes XS/S - XL/XXL S - L S - XXL S-XL S - XL
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