I was looking for some armor that could be taken on and off without needing to remove my shoes. These were by far the best fitting and simplest of the bunch. However, they also had some disadvantages. Mainly that the connection between knee and shin is too thin, at times allowing the plastic to dig into your leg. In the end I was lucky enough to find my misplaced original sixsixone 4x4 - knee and shin pads (light and comfy), and simply cut the backing off leaving the 4 velcro straps for quick on/off use. However, the Fox guards offer greater protection in sharp rocks so they are worth considering.
I would give these a 5 star rating if the Fox Launch Shorty shin guards would stay in place while pedaling. I'm 5'11, 185 lbs and every 2 minutes I'm having to keep these shin guards from sliding down which is very annoying. I have the original Fox Launch full length shin guards, but those are too long ang dig into the top of my foot so I purchased the shortys. The problem with the shortys is the X-strap velcro placement. The velcro patch is only 4 inches long. The tighter you pull the strap, the velcro no longer lines up. Instead of sending these back, I created a hack by stretching the lower right X-strap velcro patch over to the left side velcro patch. It feels a little tight, but at least it now stays in place. Fox can fix these by putting the velcro on the full length of the straps for a true one size fits all.
Jenson USA ships worldwide, including APO/FPO addresses. For a quote, simply add the items you are interested in to your shopping cart and look for the "Shipping Options" box. You don't have to login or create an account to see shipping charges.
Some manufacturers restrict where we can ship their products. If this item has shipping restrictions, they are listed below. If you'd like to buy an item that we cannot ship to your preferred address, we can accept your foreign credit card and ship to a USA address for you.
Get free 1-day California shipping with your $50 purchase today, on most orders. Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in California(no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items
Alpinestars Moab Knee/Shin Guard Swathe in safety, style
and confidence with the Alpinestars Moab Knee/Shin Guard! Employing lightweight, high modulus triple injected Impact Dispersion Shield (IDS) protectors, the articulated panels enable full range of leg movement to keep you loose ...
Fly Racing Lite Knee Guard protection revolutionized The
Lite Knee Guards feature Fly Racing's HDM (High Density Memory) protectors, which are constructed a special blend of viscoelastic foam with memory function, providing optimal comfort and protection. Soft, lightweight, and low ...
JensonUSA Basic Knee Shin Pads Jenson's Basic Knee
Shin pads offer better-than-basic protection. Comprised of solid EVA shells, they flex at the knee joint to deliver ease of movement. The open-back design allows them to be easily removed or put ...