Scott Grenade Pro II knee pads – Best bikes and gear of 2012

Knee pads are a staple of most riders’ wardrobes and the Scott Grenade Pro IIs are the best we’ve come across, making them a no-brainer for our ’Best bikes and gear of 2012‘ wishlist. They use that wonder material, d3o, which is flexible when pedalling but hardens instantly under impact. They’re not cheap, but for the performance they deliver it’s an anti-injury investment well worth making.

Why we like them:

  • Broad coverage
  • Don’t slip or twist, due to clever strap placement
  • Pre-articulated shape is comfy for long days in the saddle
  • Custom-shaped d3o padding

RRP: US$136 / £95 / €100

More info: www.scott-sports.com