Knee Guards provide knee support and protection during those long races or trail rides.
sean in SC
I bought these for myself and my kids when our riding style progressed beyond just needing impact protection. They are relatively low cost and work great for our needs. My kids and I both measured at the top of medium and youth, respectively. I opted for the next size which was a good choice because they are meant to fit snug. A sleeve underneath is a must otherwise you'll rub the back of your leg behind your knee raw. That area on our legs was a little sore the first couple of times that we wore the braces, but after they broke in, we don't even notice them when we're riding. They offer good side-to-side stability, hyper-extension prevention as well as the impact protection for the knee cap. You can't adjust the hyper-extension setting, but it's not something I found was necessary. These do slip on which, I think by design, is what keeps them firmly in place (I've had no problems with them slipping or moving). So, the only disadvantage - if you might call it that - is that you have to take your pants off completely in order to get these off. They don't strap on like some other designs - but again... I think that is an advantage.Read All Reviews