Endura is known for its durable riding gear, fit for all possible weather conditions. But the brand also makes an array of mountain bike protective wear, some of which has just come on sale in the Black Friday cycling clothing sales.
The most impressive bit of protection kit from the Scottish brand are Endura's MT500 Lite knee pads. With input from the legendary Atherton downhill racing dynasty and Scottish riding phenom, Danny MacAskill, the MT500 Lite knee pads deliver certified impact protection, without being too restrictive.
The MT500 Lite knee guards look very different compared to many of the best knee pads for mountain biking. Viewed front-on, you’ll notice that the knee impact protection zone is divided in two. On one side is a traditional knee guard fabric surface, and the other half has breathable mesh, revealing the orange D30 LP1 inner structure.
Endura’s development goal with the MT500 Lite design was to create a knee guard with great ventilation. By adding the mesh section to the impact pad’s side section, Endura retains the EN1621-1:2012 level 1 safety certification, while making these knee guards very comfy to ride in hot weather.
At the core of the Endura MT500 Lite’s, are D3O impact inserts. Unlike other knee guards, that use a solid impact absorption material, the D3O LP1 inserts are shaped with a series of triangles that allow for a lot of airflow.
By using the mesh side cover on its MT500 Lites, Endura can leverage all the airflow benefits of those D3O impact inserts. The improvement in overall ventilation is 45 percent, which makes a big difference to rider comfort if you will be pedaling all day, on a mid-summer trail ride.
To balance the excellent ventilation and protection properties of these MT500 Lite knee guards, Endura uses the proven Jacquard loop system to keep them securely in place.
If you dislike the clammy feeling of pedaling in knee guards that don’t have adequate airflow, the Endura’s MT500 Lite’s are a great alternative.
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