7 Protection has some of the most advanced high end mountain bike protection on the market. From lightweight soft foam to hard shell full protection products, their pads span a wide variety of off road protection while all meeting and exceeding CE standards. With everything from joint protection, helmets, chest and back protection, to gloves, 7iDP covers it all. They are known for their innovative design, durability, quality and comfort. Here in this review, we are taking a closer look at the 7iDP Control Knee Pads. The Control pads are built for the ultimate protection, designed to be used for both downhill and enduro racing. Utilizing a recycled polymer hard shell with a rounded shape, the Control pads are designed to glance off rocks and roots.
The Control knee pads are the strongest and most protective pads from 7iDP. Inspired from a traditional bmx hard shell pad, the Control pad uses additional side protection, a smart strap system, and specific joint mobility details to ensure a pedalling efficient pad.
The Control knee pads didn't slide down or migrate what so ever while riding. The calf strap kept everything where it was supposed to be. The curved shape of the hard knee cap was comfortable and felt natural when bending the knee. I am riding in a size medium pad and they did seem to fit tighter around the calf than they did around the thigh. After wearing the pads all day long, they did start to dig in to the fronts of my shins. Overall I would give the 7iDP Control a 7 of 10. They are engineered for the ultimate protection but the fit can be a bit uncomfortable when wearing them all day.
Max Morgan is 25 years old, and lives in Brevard, North Carolina. Max grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and started racing downhill at the age of 15. He has now been racing professionally for the last 7 years, competing in the U.S. Pro GRT series and UCI World Cup series. Check out Max's rider spotlight here!
Max Morgan Racing in the Control Knee Pads - Mountain Creek Pro GRT 2016