Chromag Rift Knee Pads
Chromag partnered with the engineers at RHEON Labs to develop a knee pad that feels great to pedal in all day yet also provides a very high level of protection.
The majority of protection is located up front provided and encased in an aramid skin to provide resistance to abrasions and tears. Additional lateral foam inserts were added to keep the pad low-profile and allow for unrestricted movement, without bumping the cost up 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.RHEON TECHNOLOGY
The RHEON material is made from highly strain-rate sensitive polymers that stiffen momentarily while absorbing energy. These properties make the material ideal for a trail kneepad, which has some unique requirements. It must be comfy enough to pedal in all day, yet provide significant protection for the way down.
Utilizing this material, and combining it with complex geometries that fold in on themselves when impacted, Chromag collaborated with RHEON to develop a kneepad that feels great to pedal in but also provides a very high level of protection.