Tech features: Above all, G-Form
strives to make a pad that you’ll
forget you’re wearing. The compression fit aims to keep the padded
protection in the optimal position
at all times while also being highly
breathable. The pads are offered in
four color schemes to pair with anything from humble trail apparel to a
high-visibility downhill riding kit. Pads
quickly become sweaty, stinky and
covered in dirt, which is why it’s nice
the Pro-X pads are machine-wash-able. They’re available in five sizes
(XS, S, M, L, XL) at
a cost of $70.
On our elbows: Pulling the Pro-X
pads on, they fell right into place
and were immediately forgotten.
It’s nearly impossible to notice any
comfort difference between the Pro-X
pads and a standard compression
sleeve. The pads breathe incredibly
well and were the go-to when heading out for any quick summer ride.
Unfortunately, they didn’t live up to
our standards for their sole purpose,
which is protection. Though they’re
easy to slide on, they require very
specific placement to ensure the pri-
mary protection point
is centered right over
the ball of the elbow.
Once the pad slid
down the arm even a
which it often did, the
pads lost most of their
effectiveness. On the
upside, the ability to
ensured they were
always the cleanest
and best-smelling pads
in our arsenal.