Straps: 4/Sizes: s/m, x/l/Weight: 728g
Modelled on the Race Face pads, the Brand X DH Knee/Shins offer a very high level of protection, but the flipside is that they are a bit bulky, with the hockey player look being mentioned more than once. The full-length lower leg protection stops the pads sliding down your legs when pedalling, but fitting isn’t as easy as some, with the mesh backing having a tendency to end up in a Velcro tangle, and it is nowhere near as secure a fit as the straps and D-loops on the Race Face pads. We had some initial chafing, but at almost half the price of the Race Face pads, these still offer unbeatable value for money.
MBR RATING: 8/10