uncomfortable, flimsy, and very restricting. do not buy.
EVS Strata Hybrid Knee/Shin Guards [obs]
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Had a total of 2 rides before the first hinge broke. I repaired and reinforced it. Third ride, other hinge on opposite leg broke. After that I repaired and reinforced all remaining hinges. They look great, but that's about it. Really ticked that EVS put these out...garbage.
I wish I read reviews on these first, everyone speaks the truth about the hinges...they work great up until about 3-5 rides. Then one day I came home after a ride and took off my gear only to find the plastic hinge broken on the left knee guard. I bought these to replace my good old fox raptor knee guards (of which the straps were worn out) but I'm going back to those because they have lasted me for 5 years! not 5 rides!
Originally when I purchased these knee braces, it rubbed the skin off the back of my knees. I needed to purchases knee skins which helped. After less than 10 rides, for no reason the side plastic hinge broke in half on one of the knee braces. I only noticed it when removing my riding pants. I did not go down or hit anything to cause this.
these knee pads worked good for a couple rides,then the plastic hinge broke on one of them
i dont review anything unless it is deserving of one. these deserve it becuase of how awful they are. the plastic hinges broke after maybe 3 rides. not that comfortable. and the two straps dont hold them in place at all. dont waste your money
Realy they are nice fitting guards with good articulation. They fit well under the boot. But after five rides the plastic cracked in 6 different spots and broke compleatly in 4 spots. They are now unusable. I dont know were they get the plastic for these guards but they are not even fit for a bubble gum machine. Weres is the R&D with EVS? Waist of my time and money!
These were great knee braces up until the second ride. The inside pivot hinge on both braces broke after only two rides, so if you grip your bike with your knees like you are supposed to I would not reccomend these braces at all. Plus theres not much padding in between you and the hinge, so the hinge digs into your knees.
If you are looking for good knee braces and do not have the budget to get the expensive ones. These are the way to go. They are comfortable and light weight. Really happy i got them!
There have been no questions asked about the EVS Strata Hybrid Knee/Shin Guards [obs].