First Look: Shred’s Vary of Knee Pads Use Proprietary Slytech Foam – Throughout the Pond Beaver
The model Shred has been round since 2006 however its foray into mountain bike merchandise is a more moderen occurring. Born as a collaboration between Olympic gold medalist and World Champion Ted Ligety and skier/composites engineer Carlo Salmini, Shred and its companion firm Slytech have been began by creating shinguards for skiers, shortly including goggles and different safety. The operations heart initially in Ligety’s Park Metropolis, UT attic has grown and now Shred have plenty of different merchandise together with helmets, again protectors, sun shades, and goggles. Shred’s objective is to mix efficiency and elegance whereas retaining riders secure.
Shred’s pads make the most of its proprietary Slytech foam. The froth is designed to intelligently and progressively adapt to completely different forces and affect speeds to supply thorough safety, even in decrease vitality crashes. Shred claims that its specifically formulated materials and construction supplies distinctive vitality absorption, permitting it to unfold and handle the affect vitality extra successfully by dissipating it in a number of instructions. The fabric is skinny, mild, and promotes air flow. It stays versatile whereas driving however hardens to supply safety while you crash. There are a number of completely different types that the Slytech foam is made, relying on the supposed use.
We have our arms on their line of MTB knee pads so let’s verify these out beneath.
Flexi Knee Pads Lite
The Flexi Knee Pads Lite are designed with path driving in thoughts. They make the most of Shred’s Slytech foam for defense and are skinny, versatile, light-weight, and breathable.
There’s an anatomically formed Spandex stretch sleeve that holds the pads in place and Armortex cloth over the froth that gives abrasion and puncture resistance.
The pads meet EN 1621-1 Stage 1, Ok Sort A safety requirements, can be found in sizes XS-L, and promote for €84.95.
Flexi Knee Pads Path Zip
The Flexi Path Zip Knee Pads are made to be versatile whereas providing up ample safety. The complete zip-on fashion aids in simply donning the pads with out taking off footwear with the YKK SOFLEX zipper staying comfy and versatile whereas driving.
There’s a neoprene sleeve that retains the pad in place with an Armortex entrance to provide the pad abrasion and puncture resistance with the Slytech pad being detachable for cleansing. The pads meet EN 1621-1 Stage 1, Ok Sort A safety requirements.
The Flexi Path Zip Knee is out there in sizes S-L and sells for €129.95.
Flexi Knee Pads Enduro
The Flexi Knee Pads Enduro provides an added degree of safety for extra aggressive path and enduro driving. Like Shred’s different pads, they make the most of Slytech foam for defense and are made to be versatile, skinny, and lightweight. There’s Armortex cloth for abrasion and puncture resistance. Along with the padding on the knee itself, there’s padding beneath and to the aspect of the knee. The pads have an ergonomic Spandex sleeve in addition to a high strap to maintain them in place.
The pads meet EN 1621-1 Stage 1, Ok Sort A safety requirements. The Slytech affect pad is detachable in order that the pads will be cleaned. They’re accessible in sizes S-L and promote for €99.95.
NoShock Knee Pads Heavy Obligation
The NoShock Knee Pads Heavy Obligation are Shred’s most sturdy knee safety providing for mountain bikers and are engineered with DH and Freeriders in thoughts. The pads use a Slytech foam protecting NoShock component to dissipate impacts. The NoShock component is a honeycomb construction that provides to the safety of the usual Slytech foam. They’re rated at EN 1621-1 Stage 2 safety. There’s a neoprene sleve that retains the form of the pad adaptable to the form of the knee and straps on the highest and backside of the knee.
The entrance panels are made with DuPont Kevlar to provide a excessive degree of sturdiness, abrasion, and puncture resistance. There’s extra safety on the perimeters of the pad. The pads are available sizes S-L and promote for €119.95.