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IXS Carve Evo+ Knee Guards

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Product Description

Partner with the Carve Evo+ Knee Guard and make shredding hard with unrivalled protection a real ‘joint’ effort. Perfect for improving the levels of safety surrounding the knee, this impressive IXS creation is extremely stylish and doesn’t compromise on durability despite its lightweight design.

Offering an extremely comfortable fit, the Carve Evo+ Knee Guard produces high-end technology for an afternoon ride infused with safety. Crafted to be so lightweight you forget it's there, rough edges and unforgiving terrain stand no chance of causing injury should you suffer an unexpected accident when pinning the trail.

Outstanding Technology

Durable and ready for battle, the Carve Evo+ Knee Guard deploys an integrated Xmatter protection foam padding concept for high impact absorption and protection. Helping to avoid injuries, cuts and bruises, adding this extra layer of safety to your session ensures that kickers and hucks can be nailed without fear.

Ready to keep you cool when the mountain demands more, the Carve Evo+ Knee Guard utilises breathable technology courtesy of the Aeromesh feature, wicking away sweat and removing the build-up of odours to help you stay dry and focused.

Comfort

Bringing LoopLock closings for an adjusted fit, the Carve Evo+ is an extremely high performer that doesn’t compromise on its unrivalled comfort.

Thanks to the ergonomically designed pads ensuring for maximum protection with minimal volume, keeping your ride safe morning, noon and night inspires confidence in any trail ride.

Key Features:

  • Ergonomically designed pads
  • Highly ventilated
  • XmatterTM protection foam (exchangeable)
  • AeroMeshTM, light, moisture wicking, breathable, anti-bacterial, added structural strength, high level of comfort
  • LoopLockTM closings
  • Silicon stopper
  • EN1621-1:1997 certified

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

IXS Carve Evo+ Knee Guards Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.2
out of 5
4.24
Build Quality
4.50
Performance
4.25
Value For Money
4.00

Customer Reviews (2)

4
Very comfty
by Anonymous user on 01/12/2019

I have old version of those and was really happy so I got new one and im not dissapointed. With removal insiders makes them even more easy to keep clean. Very comfty on long rides. I lake it.

I have old version of those and was really happy so I got new one and im not dissapointed. With removal insiders makes them even more easy to keep clean. Very comfty on long rides. I lake it.

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3.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 3/5
5
Knee Guards. They are the business
by Anonymous user on 09/05/2019

I was reading a review that you should order a size up. Ordered the XL. These knee guards are awesome. Within minutes they somehow blend and become one with the leg. Most comfortable to wear. Have not crashed in them however ample knee protection and over part of the shin too. Highly recommend and would definitely buy again. Have had other brands but would choose these again.

I was reading a review that you should order a size up. Ordered the XL. These knee guards are awesome. Within minutes they somehow blend and become one with the leg. Most comfortable to wear. Have not crashed in them however ample knee protection and over part of the shin too. Highly recommend and would definitely buy again. Have had other brands but would choose these again.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

IXS Size Guide

IXS Protective Size Guide

Circumference Upper leg - Measure 2cm above knee

Length Lower Leg - Measure from knee center to ankle center

 

 

Kids Small (cm)

Kids Med (cm)

Kids Large (cm)

XS (cm)

S (cm)

M (cm)

L 9cm)

XL (cm)

Body Length

120-130

130-140

140-150

150-160

160-170

170-180

180-190

180-190

Upper Leg

30-32

32-34

34-36

36-38

38-40

40-42

42-44

44-46

Lower Leg

33-34

34-35

36-37

38-39

40-41

42-43

44-45

46-47

 

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing. 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Knee Pads Guide

 

Knee Pads Guide

Falling off is all part of the fun when you are mountain biking. Of course, you don’t want to hurt yourself, so wearing some protection is always a good idea. After a helmet, kneepads are probably the most important bit of protective equipment you can wear. This is because, if you do fall, your knee will likely be the first part of you to hit the ground.

Kneepads come in many shapes and sizes but can be split into two basic types: heavy duty knee pads offer the best protection levels while lightweight kneepads are more comfortable.


Types of Knee Pad

Heavy-duty knee pads

If you want the best protection for your knees, then heavy-duty knee pads are whet you need. These have a substantial protective layer around the kneecap that protects from impacts as well as abrasions. While a hard shell combined with a shock absorbing pad is the traditional way of offering high levels of protection there are also softer options that deliver similar impact performance.

A downhill mountain biker wearing Fox Launch knee pads

Shock absorbing materials that mould to your leg shape and allow you to move freely make the pad more comfortable. D3O and VPD compounds do this while offering high levels of protection. Some heavy-duty knee pads borrow technology from the motorcycle market. Look for pads certified to the EN 1621-1 standard to be sure that you are getting the best levels of protection for your knees.

Some of these knee pads also have padding around the side of the knee. This offers extra protection that is especially useful if you bash your knee on the top tube of your bike. Adjustable straps ensure a secure fit to keep the pad in place when you hit the ground.


Lightweight kneepads

With only a thin protective layer around the knee, lightweight kneepads offer protection from abrasions rather than impacts. This means that the pads are much less substantial making them more comfortable, especially when you are pedalling. Lightweight pads also tend to be better ventilated and tend to keep you cooler as you ride.

An enduro mountain biker wearing lightweight knee pads

Some lightweight kneepads offer a little more impact protection than others. Look out for D3O padding or an EN 1621-1 rating for impact protection. Keeping things light these pads don’t tend to have straps to keep them in place. This makes them more likely to move after an initial impact.


Which pads do I need?

While heavy-duty kneepads are aimed at gravity riders and lightweight ones for trail riders, there is a lot of crossover. Many trail riders will opt for more protection while some gravity enduro riders like to keep things minimal.

When choosing a knee pad the things you need to know are: how much protection you want, and how much comfort you’d like. If you want the most comfort with some abrasion protection, then a minimal lightweight kneepad is all you need. If on the other hand you want to reduce the chances of a painful injury and don’t mind riding with a little restriction around your knees, then a heavy-duty pad is what you want.


Ventilation

Another key comfort aspect to consider is ventilation, especially for summer riding. Look for breathable materials, perforated padding and open backs that allow more airflow around your knees. This will allow sweat to evaporate to keep your knees cooler and drier.

Knee pads with holes in the shell offer the best ventilation making them especially good for long mid-summer trail rides.

Knee pads with ventilated padding for better airflow around the knees

Shin Protection

As well as offering protection for your knees some knee pads also protect your shins. These pads are longer and extend down your calf and shin. Most of these pads only cover the top part of your shin. This is to guard against pedals strikes when you slip your foot off, which is the most common way of injuring your shin.

Both lightweight and heavy-duty shin guards are available with extra shin protection.

Ion knee pads that are extended to cover the shin

Fit

Getting the right fit is key. If the knee pad is too small, then it will be uncomfortable and if it’s too big it will move around as you ride. Adjustable straps help to adapt the pad to your individual leg shape but there is no substitute for getting the correct size.

To choose the right knee pad size you’ll need find out your leg size. First measure your calf at the widest point (a) then your thigh about 10cm above your knee (b). Now you can compare your measurements to the manufacturers size chart to get the perfect fit.

How to measure for knee pads

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

Please Note: Due to the current circumstances we are experiencing high demand so we may take a little longer than usual to despatch your order. Our Warehouse and Bike Build team are up and running as normal and we are taking active measures to ensure that we are following the government guidance with social distancing and additional health & safety measures have been put in place throughout the business. Please rest assured we will do everything we can to get your order to you as quickly as possible.

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.