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Pedaling is difficult when your knees are trashed.

Go big or go home, but don’t go home for the season. The Fox Launch Pro Knee Pad will make sure that you get to go home after going big, rather than going to the hospital. Silicone grip behind the knee keeps the pad from slipping down your leg or shifting in flight, and the pre-curved ergo fit sits comfortably without bunching. The perforated neoprene breathes better than Michel Phelps in the final 50 meters, and the elastic straps on the top and bottom could give your old skate pads a lesson in comfort.

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4 5

Solid Option

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

While longer/taller than the One Industries Enemy and the 661 Comp am knee guards, these seem more comfortable to pedal in. The side and rear material is ergo formed and very pliable out of the bag. The upper and lower velcro traps make a secure and comfortable fit. Similar options would be the Kali Protectives Aazis Soft Knee Guard and the Troy Lee T-Bone

2 5

slide off/can chafe back of knee

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought a pair of XL 661 Rage knee pads at the same time I bought a pair of L/XL Fox Launch Pro knee pads, and I alternate them on my daily mtb rides (6 days/week). I ride 1.5-3.5 hours per day. I wash the pads every 4 days in a front loading machine on delicate.

First of all, I think the Rage knee pads are poor imitations for the 661 Kyle Straight knee pads. Supposedly, the Rage knee pads also have a hard plastic cup covering the knee, but I cannot detect it, so it can't be that hard. In contrast, the Fox Launch Pros have beefy knee protection, so my initial impression was good.

Both knee pads fit snug, but the Rage knee pads stretched out, so I had to tighten the velcro straps more and more.

After 5 months of use, I had four low speed crashes while wearing the Fox Launch Pros, and during the last two crashes the left pad slid off my knee, and I ended up scraping my knee cap pretty good both times (AZ desert trails).

For comparison, while wearing the Rage knee pads I had one high speed crash and a couple of low speed crashes, and I walked away with no damage.

Sometimes while wearing the Fox Launch Pros I got chaffing on the back of my knee from the neoprene(?). On one long ride the chaffing was bad enough that I couldn't wear the Fox Launch Pros again until the sore healed(~week).

The quality of the materials used in the Fox Launch Pros is much better than the Rage kneepads. The velcro on the Rage knee pads has almost completely worn out making it hard to keep the straps sticking. The Fox Launch Pros look and work as they did when new (except for the Fox logos which washed off the first time I washed them).

However, based on my crash results I can't recommend the Fox Launch Pro knee pads.

4 5

Good product for the price

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I managed to tear my right knee up pretty bad on a trail back in august and have worn cheap kneepads since. I upgraded to these recently and am pretty happy with them. My calves are quite large so getting them on is a chore. I ordered the L/XL size. Once on, they were snug and comfortable to rid in.

4 5

They're great knee pads.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I 'm returning them for a size L, but even with the wrong size they still were relatively comfortable. I heard that they were designed to be in a peddling position but I didn't really understand it until I felt it. Don't let your first minutes walking around in them decide if they're the right fit . They get roomier once your feet are pedaling.

5 5

Amazing Knee pads

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Comfortable and they don't slip. a little hot for xc but provide great protection for DH. Forget there on most of the time. Two seasons of use and they still look good. I even use them snowboarding because they work so well. I use them longboarding because i'm a beginner and i fall a lot. They work well but they will get trashed out if you wear them over your pants. shouldnt complain though because there made for mtb and do a great job for that. Highly Recommend.

3 5

Not for people with big legs

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

It's too tight, and does not fit. My legs are large (I run, bike, and climb) and this just doesn't cut it. The opening on the back needs to be bigger. It's a case of where less is more... as in more comfort. Maybe it's something you get used too, but it's not for me.

5 5

Tough and good looking

I was nervous about getting these because of bulk, but they are nice. 6'0, 165 lbs and the sm/m fit perfect. Forget the cost, if you're riding without gaurds, it won't be for long.

5 5

Good Fit and Great Comfort

These fit me well and are very comfortable. I bought the L/XL and they fit very snug (secure). My legs aren't huge, so I imagine that these would be two small for some. For me, they're perfect. Fortunately, I haven't tested them in a crash yet. They feel really solid, though, and seem like they would protect me well in a crash.

5 5

Awesome fit and protection.

These are the best knee pads I've ever worn! I've literally driven home with them on a couple times because I forgot they were on, even after an entire day of shredding.

Awesome fit and protection.
4 5

Nice!

These knee pads fit well and aren't "grabby" at all. Nice pads that, for all intents and purposes, appear well made. Only time will tell on wear and tear and how long the straps maintain their elasticity. I'm not at all disappointed in the purchase. So far, so good!

5 5

Perfect protection and perfect fit.

These are a great fit and an awesome product. I'm very happy with the purchase.

4 5

GREAT FIT but...

Cut me up a bit in the back. Didn't slide AT ALL. To be fair I was using them on a trail for 2 hours with A LOT of peddling, not DH.

5 5

Best Knee Pads Made

Great knee pads that do the job. They are super tough an take punishment well. I go down fairly frequently and these babies keep my knees from looking like hamburger. The pre-curved fit is great and I don't mind putting them on before heading out to ride. These can get a little warm in the summer but not unbareable. I have rocked the LTD Lopes, Alpinestars Moab and by far these are the best I have used. Be aware that you have zero shin protection. My shins are frequently scabbed from wadding up but its not enough to keep me from wearing these.

5 5

mtn

awsome pads i cant even tell i am wearing them sometimes the only this i can say is order a large save the trouble

5 5

Snowboard and Mnt Biking

I am a creature of all seasons. So when i set out to buy knee pads i need something that i could use on both the snow park and on mountain biking trails (jumps and hardcore single tracks). Well these Fox Launch Pads are simply perfect!! when i first received them they were super tight, but after using them 3-5 times while snowboarding they broke in and now fit perfectly!! Also i just starting mountain biking with them and have to say that even after a full years use they still stay in place and don't move no matter what!! I have taken some nasty falls with these and i have yet to walk away crippled. On last thing: I am 5'8" I70lbs athletic build; i went with the S/M size. Again... they were snug at first but fit perfectly now after break in!!!

4 5

Fox puts out Good S%@t!

As usual if you are bigger then your average midget you may know what I am about to say. These come in two sizes S\M and L\XL. I am 6' tall with kinda big legs. I wear the L\XL, they fit better then my Kyle Straits but still are a little small above my knee and bunch a little in the back. Bottom line, better fit then the 661 and feels like more protection. I wear then all the time.

4 5

Good Pads that stay where they're supposed to be.

The Fox Launch Knee Pads are well made. They have a solid plastic guard over the knee cap with lots of additional softer padding to protect below, above and to the side of the knee. The best thing, I put these on and they stay right on my knee when riding hard.

5 5

Essential Gear!

I have enough scars on my legs and it was time to get some protection. I love these pads. They are comfortable to wear and don't slip while riding. They give me a lot more confidence riding in rough terrain. Luckily, I haven't tested them on impact yet, but they look and feel like they will do the job when needed.

Essential Gear!

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