At Chromag we simply want to produce things that the staff want to use, day in, day out, which is why we're very proud to announce the Rift.
We saw an opportunity to produce a knee guard that ticked some boxes that we felt were currently left empty, and in partnering with the engineers at RHEON™ Labs, we've managed to create a guard that we're extremely proud of, but most of all, keen to slip on whenever we head out for a ride.
The majority of the protection is located up front provided by RHEON™ and encased in an aramid skin to provide resistance to abrasions and tears. Additional lateral foam inserts keep the pad low-profile and allow for unrestricted movement, without bumping the cost 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.
The Rift comes in 5 sizes from XS to XL, and is fully machine washable.
The RHEON™ material is made from highly strain-rate sensitive polymers that stiffen momentarily while absorbing energy. These properties make this material ideal for a trail kneepad, which has some unique requirements. It must be comfy enough to pedal in all day, but provide significant protection for the way down.
Utilising this material, and combining it with complex geometries that fold in on themselves when impacted, we collaborated with RHEON™ to develop a kneepad that feels great to pedal in but also provides a very high level of protection.
Check out the videos below to see it in action.
Everyone knows knees are anatomically identical to papaya!
Some phones were harmed in the making of this video...
|Size||Thigh (5" above knee)*||Calf (fullest part)||Overall Length|
|XS||13.75 - 15.25"||11.25 - 12.75"||14.5"|
|S||14.75 - 16.25"||12.25 - 13.75"||14.5"|
|M||15.75 - 17.25"||13.25 - 14.75"||15.0"|
|L||16.75 - 18.25"||14.25 - 15.75"||15.5"|
|XL||17.75 - 19.25"||15.25 - 16.75"||15.5"|
* measure 5" from the center of your kneecap. You should be sat down, with your knee at 90° and your leg relaxed.