We don’t take our recommendation of the iXS Trigger knee pads lightly. Over the course of our mountain bike media careers, there are few things we’ve tested more of than knee pads. We wear knee pads on nearly every single ride, so if you tally up how many rides we’ve been on over the last several years, that’s a lot of time spent wearing knee pads. From heavy duty, downhill specific protectors to glorified knee warmers aimed at the enthusiastic pedaler, we’ve ridden ‘em all. iXS is a brand well known in the protection world and we’ve been huge fans of their Flow pads, which we reviewed last year. When they showed us their heavier duty Trigger pads for the first time many months back, we were excited to put them to the test.