Straps: 5/Sizes: s, m, l, xl/Weight: 729g
The best thing about the Race Face FR pads is that once you don them you can forget about them. Five straps guarantee that they stay in place when you crash and because the shin padding actually bottoms out on your ankle, the pad can’t slide down when pedalling. Stitch quality has improved over the years but even with that we’ve had some fraying above the knee cup after a couple of rides, and the upper D-loop is already showing signs of coming away from the shin pad. Race Face’s FR pads are not the lightest, coolest, or cheapest on test but they are easily the most comfortable as the four size options guarantee a near-perfect fit. Just remember, a stitch in time saves nine.
MBR RATING: 9/10