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Get protected with the Alpinestars Moab Knee/Shin Guards. These guards fit slimly over your knees and shins for solid protection as you bomb down the trail. Articulated panels allow full freedom of motion, and vented caps help you stay cool all day long.
- Lightweight design offers protection without compromising mobility
- Vented caps improve airflow to prevent overheating on hot days
- Adjustable hook-and-loop straps for a secure fit
- Dual-density Biofoam offers effective impact absorption
- Silicone gripper strap prevents slippage without causing skin irritation
- Item #APN0045
- Q & A
Love these for downhill
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Moab is my go-to protection for downhilling. I really like the hard shell exterior, it helps me glance off of rocks so I don't take the full impact of a hit. There's plenty of velcro straps to keep them in place. They're durable and hold up to seasons of abuse. The sizing is good, at 5'8" and 155# the S/M is great.
I am 6'2" with a 32" inseam, and these did not provide enough coverage for my taste. They end about 4" short of my shoe, with the hard-shell plate only covering part of the front of my leg, with almost no coverage of any kind on the sides below the knee.
The knee cup is very deep and forms a great pocket for your knee when it is bent at 90 degrees. The way these are sewn, however, keeps them from articulating much at all, making them difficult to pedal in, and forget about walking. So when you are in the attack position on your bike they fit pretty well, but otherwise not so much. I really wanted to like these, and wore them for several hours around the house, and even riding the bike out in my street a bit, but the fit never got any better. I had to keep them uncomfortably tight to keep them from slipping and rotating, probably because they have no silicone or elastic against the skin to prevent this.
A BIG plus of these is that they should be relatively cool on hot days. They also look pretty good, and are probably all you need for the bike park. The price isn't bad for what you get.
so nice not to have to worry about shins & knees. wish I had them before this permanent lump on my leg!
If you slip pedals or find a lot of rocks firing at your legs give these knee/shin pads a try. The strap system is great and the pads are really well constructed. My only complaint is that they sit kind of weird when you are standing, but once you get on your bike and are slightly flexed these are perfect.
Wow, these are the best ever!
My title says it all. I've used 661, Fox, and Roach knee/shin guards. NONE of them compair to the fit and non-slip of these Alpinestars Moab guards. They don't slip all all during an entire day of riding. You can't go wrong with these.
A little hard to make out from the picture. Are they 'slip-on', or are they just held on by the straps, i.e. do I need to remove my footwear to put these on/off? Thanks
No you can leave your shoes on they have plastic buckles and Velcro for adjustment
Hey guys, When will the size S/M be...
When will the size S/M be available?