Those riders who don't want to feel hampered by their knee protection should consider the AlpineStars Paragon Knee Guards. Lightweight, durable and flexible, the Paragon Knee Guards do not impede range of motion when pedaling and can easily be overlooked while being worn.
The simplistic compression sleeve design allows for a low profile that could be worn under other riding attire. A large polyurethane impact material offers solid protection against impacts while being extremely lightweight.
Breathable and well-ventilated, the AlpineStars Paragon Knee Guard allows solid airflow for the rider. The back of knee design is perforated with stretch mesh material to keep the rider cool all while being CE certified as impact protection: Knee EN 1621-1.
In 1963, a leather craftsman by the name of Sante Mazzarolo brought forth a future icon. Based in the small Northern Italy town of Asolo and with the perennial Alpine star flower as it's namesake, Mr. Mazzarolo began producing the first products bearing the Alpinestars moniker. At that time a new sport called motocross was establishing itself and becoming quite popular across Europe. Very much aware of the sport, Sante realized an opportunity to apply his talents and technical acumen to design a new type of footwear that would meet the protective needs and demands of this beautiful yet brutal form of athleticism. The revolutionary boot that Mr. Mazzarolo produced would become an archetype for motocross protection.
Early on, Alpinestars boots caught the attention of motocross legend Roger Decoster who became one of Alpinestars' first brand ambassadors and sponsored athletes. Right from the outset, the company's vision and desire were to continually introduce innovative products that took performance to new and higher levels.
Thus a rich heritage in motorcycle racing was born, which would branch into road racing in the late seventies and eventually into nearly all discipline of motorsports from motocross to Formula 1. Though Alpinestars has evolved over the years, the timeless rebel-style of motorcycle racing and the refined Italian aesthetic of the early sixties continue to drive the brand.
Now, over 50 years later, Alpinestars has outfitted countless world champions past and present and produces the highest level of performance and protective footwear and apparel. To this day, Alpinestars' legacy of motorcycle racing and its roots in Italian artistry are stitched into every garment.
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