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As trails get faster and bikes get more capable, it only makes sense that protective gear needs to  evolve at even rate. That's where the G-Form Elbow Pads enter the picture. When you put them on, they feel like summer-weight arm warmers. However, the rate-dependent pads stiffen under impact. So, you get the protection that you need, without having to resort to hockey pads in the process.

G Form's pads start with a close-fitting sleeve to which its pads are attached. The upshot to this construction method is that the sleeves are breathable and highly flexible -- much more so than traditional pad constructions. But, it's the PORON® XRD™ impact panels that really set these apart. Essentially, this is a rate-dependent material, which is a fancy way of saying that it stiffens under impact. Basically, when you're wearing them, it feels like a regular arm sleeve, because the articulated impact pads move so effortlessly with your arm. Additionally, the pad remains soft in that case, enhancing your freedom of movement. But, if you take a tumble onto the pad, the impact causes the pad to stiffen. This way, it effectively dissipates the majority of impact energy before it's absorbed by your body.

These pads provide effective protection against scrapes and bruises, but for applications that require maximum protection, such as freeride or downhill, these aren't as protective as a true hard-shell pad. However, the blend of barely-there comfort and protection makes these pads ideal for trail riding.

The G-Form Elbow Pads are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black and Yellow.

Tech Specs

[pads] PORON XRD
Protection Area:
Closure System:
tapered elastic sleeve
Recommended Use:
trail riding
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

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So far, So good....So far, So good...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Being a "BeefCake, Clydesdale, Lunker, Hunk o Burnin Luv" it ain't easy finding gear large enough to fit correctly.

Height 6'2"

Weight 225 lbs.

Arm #'s

Lower Forearm (2 inches below elbow) 14 in.

Elbow 13 in.

Upper Arm (1/2 way elbow/shoulder) 15 in.

The XL's fit so good I forget they're on. Once in place, I haven't had to readjust. I haven't however, had a Get Off and put them to the true test. Been DH'ing with em and hitting the bike park. It's only a matter of time before I " Fall Down Go Boom". I tried everyone else's XL's and my hands woulda fallen asleep, which tends to put too much stress on a man's helmet.

Keep you posted.

Not for crashing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these for BMX racing. Or should I say it used.... I took a spill in an asphalt corner. These pads did absolutely nothing. The pad on my knee was completely ripped off and I had to have a synthetic mesh on my leg because there was not enough skin to sew it shut. The pad on my elbow also spun completely around and ripped a hole through it which then left bare skin grinding on the asphalt. I also purchased the same pads for my son who will no longer be using them after I seen the performance. Yes they are extremely comfortable and allow plenty of movement but you might as well wear a pair of cut off socks on your knees and elbows

Can someone explain how to measure for...

Can someone explain how to measure for size for elbow pads? Thanks!

Measure around bend of elbow

Size In, Cm

XXS 5.5-7, 14-18

XS 7-8.5, 18-22

S 8.5-9.5, 22-24

M 9.5-10.5, 24-27

L 10.5-11.5, 27-29

XL 11.5-12.5, 39-32

XXL 12.5-15.5, 32-39

XXXL 15.5-18.5, 39-47

Excellent Product

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Better to be safe than sorry, this product helps protect you. These sleeves are comfortable, barely notice them. They provide a little bit of warmth for your arms on a chillier day, yet aren't too hot on a warmer day.

I wear them every ride now, but haven't fallen on them to really test them out. They have protected well against tree scrapes thus far. I think they are perfect for backcountry biking, maybe not for purely downhill.

I'm 5'9" and 165 lbs, with stocky arms and the large fit really well, not loose and yet not too tight.

Light Duty Trail Protection

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Have been using these pads most recently in Moab and have been very impressed so far.

I am a particular fan of how small these pack down to keep in your pack for the descent down, they provide arm warmer type warmth on the colder rides and certainly do not take away from mobility in the arms or elbows.

I must say that I have not crashed hard on these pads and don't feel that they will hold the test of time if you will be on your elbows or in the rocks much.

They are a go-to pad for that piece of mind protection 'just in case' but feel a harder shell pad would be a better option for someone looking to spend a good amount of time shredding the local bike park.

I am 5' 11" 175lbs and the med fit perfect for me.

G-formed opinion

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Tonight was first ride after having Bursa removed from left elbow. Surgery unrelated to MTB. During the down time I researched pads as I'm an intermediate rider and ride with an expert and another intermediate rider. We have hit some higher speeds going down hill so researched and pads seem appropriate. I bought the G force knee and Elbow pads. It was super hot here in Cali and we were doing a simpler trail with a lot of switch backs. I threw the elbow pads on the protect the elbow with surgery and not the knee as the heat was mid 90s. I had a low speed slide out on gravel into some brush. Hit the left elbow.... Not a scratch bruise or sign of crash. My knee has a little road rash but would have had none if pads were on. I felt nothing on the elbow. Pads were as advertised. Obviously these are not for intense FR or DH riding. Oooooo also if you sized properly don't even know they are there and do not slip from ride or slide. Great product for my riding.

G-Form Pads

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pretty Cool Product , works well without restricting movement. It's great for low impact activities or learning how to throw that new snowboard/ski/skate trick. A Little extra cushion when you need it.