May 29 2009.

Dedicated to protection. The new Knox Cross Shorts are designed for anyone who rides a motorcycle on road, track or dirt. However, the innovative hinged thigh protectors on these light and well-vented shorts make them ideal for use across a variety of extreme sports, including mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.

Research* into motorcycle accidents shows that half of the injuries to the somatic (external) regions of the body affected the ankle/foot, lower leg, knee, and thigh/upper leg. However, while most riders guard their foot/ankle with boots and knees are covered by armour, motorcycle clothing rarely contains adequate protection for the hip and thigh area. So Knox designed their new Cross Sport Shorts to be comfortable to wear under motorcycle trousers, but with the reassurance of CE protectors covering the hips and thighs, plus an extra protector for the coccyx.

Tested and approved to EN1621-1, the European standard for motorcycle armour, the hip and thigh protectors are hinged, an innovative design feature that allows total freedom of movement, yet retaining total coverage without any gaps in protection. The body formed protectors are very slimming and hardly show and only weigh in at just 225g for the pair. The hip protectors have vent holes and the thigh protectors are grooved to allow air circulation and prevent over-heating.

Cross shorts are manufactured a breathable airtex mesh and the protectors may be removed so that the shorts can be machine washed. Knox Cross Sport Shorts are available in sizes X-Small - XX-Large. The suggested retail price is £69.99 inc. VAT.

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