You started out riding only smooth XC singletrack, doing some light trail riding now and then, and telling yourself knee guards were overkill for the kind of riding you were doing. But that was years ago, and as mountain bikes have become more discipline defying, so have you. Don't leave your knees bare and unprotected in the line of duty--encase them in 7 Protection's Transition Wrap Knee Guard to make sure a routine tip-over in a tough switchback doesn't leave you spending the weekend wrapped in gauze. For it's most minimal knee armor, 7 Protection uses a stretchy blend of polyester and spandex to keep the Transition breathable and well-suited to trail rides when you don't want to be weighed down by DH pads. The flexible pads harden on impact and are equipped to perform beyond CE safety standards.