O'Neal Dirt elbow pads review£34.99

Unobstructive padding

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These pads aimed at dirt jumpers have plastic inserts rather than just the usual padding, meaning if you come down hard or end up sliding on your elbow, they can take a fair whack and they won’t slide off your arms.

They’re held on with grippy silicone inside the top of the pad, then a strap as well as more silicone around the forearm. They might not be too comfortable to chill-out in, but they feel fine on the bike.

They allow plenty of arm movement and didn’t slip down when we were riding. Once you’re holding the bars, the plastic protection is in just the right place.

Freelance Writer, UK
Jake comes from a downhill background but now spends most of his time smashing shorter-travel trail and enduro bikes down those same downhill trails. He's well known for pushing components and gear to their limits, and a little further.
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 170cm / 5'7"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
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