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IB17: G-Form adds protective gloves, updates knee pads and bibshorts

2018 G-Form Pro Trail Glove with protective knuckle padding
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The new G-Form Pro Trail Glove extends their protection from the joints to your hands. Across the knuckles and digits is their RPT (Reactive Protective Technology) pads, which hardens on impact to instantly disperse forces to a broader area. The rest is a lightweight breathable mesh top to keep you cool.

2018 G-Form Pro Trail Glove with protective knuckle padding

On the bottom is a seamless palm with touchscreen compatible fingers, with minimal padding along the heel of the hand that provides a bit of cushion, but also reinforces a high wear area. The shape is precurved mold to prevent bunching. It’s finished off with a micro terry cloth thumb. Retail will be $59.99, available in March.

G-Form bibshorts with protective hip and leg padding

Their padded bibshorts get a complete redesign with a wider but lighter strap, using a more breathable mesh that continues all the way down, sitting very low on the front and back to keep it cool. They’re meant to wear under baggies, so they could get away with that material across much broader sections.

The hip pad gets CE1621 certification, which is a moto standard that absorbs 90% or more of an impact up to 60mph. Mini pockets on the lower back and thighs, finished with a roadie-style 1″ flat gripper with micro silicone dots on the inside to keep them place. Inside is a triple density chamois. $149.99, available in March.

The Elite Knee pads (right) get a graphical touch if you want something other than solid black. The lighter-weight Pro X (left) gets a camo back panel for its own hit of color.

The Pro X Knee is updated, with a new thermoplastic outer layer on the armor and uses a higher quality stretch fabric on the body with double lock flat stitched seams. The calf opening is opened up a bit, helping it fit a wider variety of riders more comfortably.

2018 G-Form Elite and Pro X knee pads for mountain biking

Fun fact: The padding is manufactured in Providence, RI, and as they’ve grown, warehousing has moved to St. Louis. Sewing was moved to Dominican Republic to help them keep up with demand and keep quality consistent. All of these moves have helped them drop the prices a bit…Come March, the Pro X pads prices will drop to $59.99 for knee and $49.99 for elbow (both are $69.99 now).


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