Answer Racing Alpha Knee / Shin Guard

Motocross Gear Review

Posted by Brad

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Answer Racing Alpha Knee / Shin Guard Knees are valuable items, and protecting them doesn't hurt. Aside from bad puns, off-roaders know the value of knee guards. While on the move, a knee guard protects from branch-whip and also covers the shins from the occasional roost of gravel or larger rocks delivered by the person ahead of you. During unplanned stops (crashes, duh) a knee guard protects your knees and shins from boulders and trees and even your own motorcycle.

Wearing one of these can, to some degree, help keep you from having to eventually go to the next step, the much more expensive and bulky knee braces.

Answer's latest entry in a field of knee guards, the Alpha, promises to deliver the very protection you seek. As with other guards, this one has a "floating, self-centering" knee pad-in reality, it's polyethylene foam padding with perimeter fastenings that allow it to flex behind the plastic shield out front. Simple, yet effective. It also has three Velcro straps for quick donning and doffing and which keep it in place while riding--three straps being far superior to having only two, by the way.

While Answer hasn't broken any new ground here, the Alpha is a fairly attractive option, and the price is right in the range of most others in its class.

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