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Ride with your brain.
Sometimes you need to turn your brain off when you're on the trail, but you should fire up your gray matter before you ride and strap on the Alpinestars A-Line Knee/Shin Guards. These kneecap-and-down pads combine hard-shell polypropylene hard-shell padding and soft Biofoam pads to give you full-on impact protection in both high- and low-impact crashes, as well as a quality cushion against abrasion.
The A-Line isn't all gnar, though. Specific panels are ventilated, which improves cooling and prevents sweat from building up and helps keep your pads from sliding down to your ankles. A snug sleeve and large hook-and-loop strap at the top help lock the pad down, while two more straps at the calf and ankle keep the A-Line in place, so your next wreck isn't a season-ender.
- Polypropylene hard-shell pads
- Soft Biofoam padding
- Ventilated panels
- Hook-and-loop strap
- Item #APN000K
- Q & A
How to get striped sunburns
When it's Hot Out...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
When its hot out and you wear these you get these obvious sunburn stripes on the back of your legs from the straps and people will ask whats on your leg. So far that's the worst leg injury I ever had wearing these. So that's good. Great knee/shin guards! I was a bit worried about wearing these biking because they might limit leg movement and they might feel awkward. I was wrong. They weigh nothing and you can move freely. No getting-used-to here! When wearing these, they wont slip either because of the "sock" under the high knee strap. Another concern was the velcro durability. They look like they might peel off from the elastic straps but they haven't yet. just something to keep an eye on. Also my legs get really sweaty when wearing these. I think Alpinestars did all they could though with taught mesh on the inside. Could be a lot worse. They fit very well and sizing is accurate. I think there is a sizing chart on Alpinestars' website.
PS: they come with a logo sticker so pull out your Nalgenes!
Have not used them yet...
I have pretty skinny legs and they seem to fit really well. I think they are going to work out great whenever spring comes and i can actually put them to the test.