At A Glance
The first feature that sets the Singletrack pads apart from the crowd is the full wrap-round fastening system which allows the pads to be removed without taking your shoes off. This handy feature means they can be easily stashed in a bag on long ascents before being quickly strapped on for when you need them. This closure system is achieved with long neoprene and velcro straps which wrap above and below the knee, holding the pad in place very securely.Buy Body Armour on
On The Trail
The memory foam padding shapes comfortably around the kneecap, moulding to the body and stays in place well. The Terry lining provides a comfortable layer between your knee and the pad and also helps to control any moisture build up on particularly hot sweaty rides. These pads are smaller than some of the others on test, only extending just below the knee, not attempting to give much in the way of upper shin protection. Riding in the cold and wet with these pads I didn't spend much time taking them on and off mid ride, but they have been consistently comfy and stayed in place. The sleek design certainly creates a very flexible pad giving a good range of movement and I didn't feel at all restricted when pedalling and moving around on the bike. The wrap round Velcro is a great feature, and helps not just on long rides, but also when you forget and put your shoes on before your pads!
Good, lightweight pads, ideal for big mountain days out when you want the ability to take pads off easily between descents.Buy Body Armour on For more information visit Endura
By Ewen TurnerEwen Turner is a self-confessed bike geek from Kendal in the Lake District of England. He runs a coaching and guiding business up there and has a plethora of knowledge about bikes with an analytical approach to testing. His passion for bicycles is infectious, and he’s a ripper on the trails who prefers to fit his working life around his time on the bike.