Fox Launch Pro elbow guards review£45.00

Protection without restriction

BikeRadar score3/5

These elbow guards from Fox follow on from their successful Launch Pro kneepads and are every bit as comfortable. Protection comes courtesy of a hard shell cup wrapped in perforated Neoprene with additional foam padding on either side. 

The fully enclosed, sleeve-like fit coupled with the double Velcro strap at each end means they stayed put while we were riding – and crashing! The ergonomic design enabled them to articulate well when we were moving the bike around and they didn’t hinder movement at all. We'd like to see an extended version that offers more forearm protection though. 

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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