Protection has a come a long way in development and seems to have settled on a few distinct styles. For trail and downhill use the 661 Kyle Strait (now known as the Rage) exploded in popularity and is now the model used for most knee pad design.
These Nukeproof pads follow a similar direction. Using a Kevlar coating around the hard plastic protection and foam padding in the key areas, you can feel safe in the knowledge these pads can take a beating and will last.
Silicon strips at the top and bottom to reduce movement work well, which is a common complaint, but they stayed in the same place during an entire day of hard riding. The straps work well but for getting the right size as a whole it’s recommended that you try them out before buying, as there is no industry standard to sizing.
What was most impressive about the pads was the “fit and forget” feeling – putting a set of pads on at the start of the ride and not having to constantly fiddle with them was a breath of fresh air and certainly a huge plus point. The ventilation worked well and added to the overall comfort.
At £44.99 they are suitably priced in the market, the weight is desirable and come in black with a choice of white or yellow Nukeproof logo.