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Chromag collaborated with RHEON™ to develop a kneepad that feels great to pedal in but also provides a very high level of protection
The majority of the protection is located up front provided by RHEON™ and encased in an aramid skin to provide resistance to abrasions and tears. Additional lateral foam inserts keep the pad low-profile and allow for unrestricted movement, without bumping the cost sky high.
The RHEON™ insert is located on an airprene backing to provide structure, and also moderate temperatures on those all day epics.
The calf gusset is designed to keep the pad in place, combined with the generous silicone band around the top, and the upper stretch mesh which allows movement of your leg while keeping everything where it needs to be.
The Rift is fully machine washable.
The RHEON™ material is made from highly strain-rate sensitive polymers that stiffen momentarily while absorbing energy. These properties make this material ideal for a trail kneepad, which has some unique requirements. It must be comfy enough to pedal in all day, but provide significant protection for the way down.
Utilising this material, and combining it with complex geometries that fold in on themselves when impacted, we collaborated with RHEON™ to develop a kneepad that feels great to pedal in but also provides a very high level of protection.