Paul has been using the new gear for a while earlier this winter, spending extensive time filming in UT, AZ and training for the upcoming season. So we decided to head to the Black Rock trails in Oregon to spend some time riding and gather some of his thoughts on the new knee pads.
Bass is using the first knee guard that combine an industry-first Boa lacing system with a powerful impact protection. These new pads don't have buckles, velcro straps or zippers. Just a simple dial to fine-tune the fit. With these knee guard Dainese aim to solve the problem of kneepads that don't stay in place. We all know this bad routine, pedal and stop to adjust the kneepads over and over during your ride. With the Boa system you adjust on the fly and you pull to release. That means more time for riding, less time fiddling around.
For Dainese working with athletes has always gone above and beyond merely sponsorship operations, it expresses a deeper collaboration linked to research and development for innovative solutions that protect riders while setting new standards. The collaboration with Paul sets new goals in this direction, compliments of Paul’s experience with pushing the limits of what is possible on a mountain bike.
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