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Best Knee Pads for Mountain Biking

Best MTB Knee Pads 2022

Whether you’re just getting into mountain biking or you’re pushing the limits of your riding and want some extra confidence and added protection, then you’re going to need a decent set of knee pads.

The chances are if and when you do crash, your knees will take the brunt of the fall, so it’s worth investing in a comfy pair of pads.

There are plenty on offer from slimline lightweight sleeve type pads all the way up to hard shell bulkier models. The ones you choose will be down to you, based on the type of riding you’re doing, the kind of protection you want and the style of pad you prefer.

Best MTB Knee Pads – Tried and Tested

Let’s take a look at our top 5 picks!

What to look out for when buying a MTB Knee Pads?

We’ve complied a list of the best mountain bike knee pads based on our experiences with them along with price, protection and looks! Helping you make your decision easier.

Best MTB Knee Pads 2022 - Fox Racing Enduro D30 Knee Guard

Fox Racing Enduro D30 Knee Guard

Lightweight and comfortable, these Enduro pads from Fox feature D30 inserts for added impact protection. D30 is a material that’s soft and flexible in normal use and upon impact immediately works to absorb and dissipate crash forces, far more than ordinary foams can do.

As well as that they’re made using a moisture-wicking, open stretch mesh at the back of the knee for added breathability. 

  • Price: £74.99
  • Ideal for: trail pads for spins in the mountains and woods.

Bluegrass Skinny Knee Guards

Bluegrass Skinny Knee Guards

A minimalistic design, the Bluegrass Skinny Knee Guards are a no-frills pad perfect for most trail riding adventures.

Designed to be comfortable and provide a level of protection; the Skinny Knee Guards use breathable fabric to ensure you don’t sweat but stay protected.

Silicon grippers at the top and bottom of the guard helps it stay in place! This is simply a no nonsense guard for your knee.

  • Price: £49.00
  • Ideal for: Most short spin trail riding.

Endura MT500 D30 Ghost Knee Protector

Endura MT500 D30 Ghost Knee Protector

Introducing Endura’s lightest and most flexible pads to date – the MT500 D30 Ghost Knee Pads are the ultimate knee pad protection.

Using revolutionary new D30 Impact Print technology to create the lightest and most flexible protection yet.

The D30 insert allows perspiration to escape quickly thanks to its open print design whilst the stretch ripstop sleeve is quick to wick sweat off the skin too!

  • Price: £84.99
  • Ideal for: those all round MTB riders.

IXS Flow Light Knee Guards 2022

IXS Flow Light Knee Guards 2022

The IXS Flow Light Knee Guard combine comfort, safety, high impact absorption and breathability all in a lightweight package.

They use tubular mesh body and highly-vented NockOut padding and shock-absorbing Xmatter foam protection to deliver unrivalled flexibility, comfort and superb breathability.

  • Price: £79.99
  • Ideal for: those who want near invisible protection.

Leatt Knee & Shin Guard 3DF Hybrid EXT

Leatt Knee & Shin Guard 3DF Hybrid EXT

If you’re after a little extra protection which extends to your lower leg, then consider these pads from Leatt. Using a 3DF AirFit ventilated soft impact foam, they keep you cushioned in comfort if you hit the deck.

Anti-odour MoistureCool and AirMesh wicking fabrics offer really good breathability and their perforated neoprene sleeve is comfy and breathable too.

  • Price: £119.99
  • Ideal for: those big time risk takers.

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Tom Adams

Tom is a bike enthusiast! Originally a mountain biker, Tom enjoys going fast on two wheels, whether it's on the road or on the gravel, mountain bike or commuting! Tom has been riding bikes for almost 18 years and loves nothing more than getting out on the roads or trails and testing out the newest and most innovative things on the Chain Reaction website!

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