The Tahoe kneepads are competitively priced, but can they hold their own when compared to the performance of the big guns of mountain bike pads?
Well, they're reasonably slim in profile thanks to the d30-style VEP padding, and they fit under straight legged jeans for those who like the more casual look.
The main VEP part of the pad covers the knee well, and there's a small amount of foam side protection sewn in too.
The pads are held in place by two straps, above and below the knee. The inside of the upper part of the pad is covered with non-slip silicone too, which means the pads fit securely when you're riding. The straps aren't kept in loops at the rear of the pad so they tend to wander toward the back of the knee when pedalling long distances, causing some discomfort.
We haven't had the same issue on less pedal-heavy rides though. They've handled the washing machine treatment pretty well too.