Eurobike 2018 News

Amplifi MKX Knee – super flexible and breathable protection

Introducing the Amplifi MKX Knee. Behind this cryptic name stands a new revolutionary knee pad-concept. It’s is supposed to be super-light and incredibly well ventilated. In addition its level-1 certification should ensure a good level of protection. Here at Eurobike we had a chance to take a closer look.

Despite its minimalistic design the new lightweight Amplifi MKX Knee is supposed to offer optimal protection. It weighs just 250 g (pair) and costs € 80.

The new Amplifi MKX Knee has no seams. The knee pad is consists of a circular-knitted stocking and a silicone polymer-protector which is printed directly onto the stocking. This makes the kneepad very light but also very comfortable. On top of this the manufacturing process doesn’t produce any sort of waste. Thanks to the closed structure of the protector you can also stick the Amplifi MKX Knee in the washing machine.

The stocking of the Amplifi MKX Knee is made following a circular-knitting process and the protector is printed directly onto the stocking
Despite its minimalistic shape the kneepad is said to offer a good level of protection

Despite its minimalistic design the Amplifi MKX Knee complies with the EN1621-1:Level1 standard. This states that the average residual force of a 5 kg weight falling from one metre must not exceed 35 kN whilst no single impact must exceed 50 kN.

The protector is pre-formed to perfectly adapt to the structure of the knee
There are no seams on the Amplifi MKX Knee. Despite its printed protector the kneepad can be put in the washing machine.

The new Amplifi MKX Knee will probably be available from October this year. The price? A very fair € 80.

Soon you’ll find more info on the Amplifi-Website.

Words & Photos: Christoph Bayer

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Christoph Bayer

Christoph loves to be kept on his toes – both on the bike and in his role for ENDURO. He’s known as the guy in charge of the bi-monthly magazine and masquerades as both its editor and photographer. You’ll usually find him tearing up the mountains on his bike, soaking up the flow or tackling technical, narrow trails.