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Race Face Indy Knee Guards £64.95

Striking a balance between comfort and protection

Getting the balance right between all-day comfort and a decent level of protection in a trail knee pad isn’t an easy task, but Race Face's Indy certainly comes close.

The tight-fitting mesh sleeve has a silicone strip and single Velcro strap up top to prevent slippage. We found that the fit on our medium pads was so snug there was no need to use the strap and even after multiple crashes, they barely budged. Considering their lightweight build and lack of bulk, we’ve been constantly impressed by the protection on offer too.

Initially, we were impressed by their pedalling comfort too, with the pads staying firmly in place and the D3O padding comfortably bending with each and every pedal stroke. But during a couple of long, hot days in the saddle, two of our three testers suffered quite bad rubbing to the shins due to the slightly pointed edge at the bottom of the D3O padding. Although annoying, we found this was easily remedied by tucking the lower part of the mesh sleeve under the bottom of the padding.

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