Hans Rey is one of the most enduring legends in mountain biking. Known for his incredible trials and backcountry trail riding, Rey knows all about risk. Any mountain biker who rides at Rey’s level for decades is going to crash and knows the value of great protection.
When iXS needed to enhance its Flow Evo+ knee guard, Hans Rey was part of the feedback loop. The design objective was to create the best mountain bike knee pads that would not restrict movement, and the result is a knee guard that's extra comfortable, without sacrificing protection.
Hans Rey is all about balance and intricate movements on the bike, when riding up or down urban or off-road trail features. The iXS Flow Evo+ design team interpreted Rey’s inputs with a blend of advanced materials that allow for optimal airflow and rider comfort.
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The Flow Evo+ is easily stowable, which means you can put them in the backpack for a long climb during hot weather. But if you wish to pedal in these knee guards, they are airy and stay in place, without the risk of chafing.
Silicone grippers and LoopLock closing keep the Flow Evo+ knee guards true to their fastened position. Nothing is more annoying than sagging knee guards.
Nobody enjoys that sweaty feeling generated by knee guards with a weak breathability profile. To counter potential thermal discomfort, iXS uses AeroMesh for the Flow Evo+ knee guards.
AeroMesh is an advanced material that is moisture wicked and impressively breathable, it uses a 3D construction to keep you comfy, without sacrificing the material properties required.
The iXS Flow Evo+ knee guards might be lightweight with excellent fit and pedaling freedom, but they aren’t light on protection. Xmatter foam is a flexible viscoelastic polymer that uses an open cell compound. The Xmatter foam is structured to absorb multiple impacts without a reduction in energy dispersion.
The iXS Flow Evo+ knee guards are EN1621-1:2012 safety certified. And they are good enough for Hans Rey, which is all you really need to know.
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