Two-part moulded Road Rash Guards snap onto the cycling kit covering your vulnerable hips, elbows and shoulders for those nasty slidy bike crashes.
Dr Rob Weiss is what the Americans call a Physician but to us here in the UK he's a GP; either way as a cyclist he gets to see wincing and wounded riders at bike races as well as treat the painful and long-lasting after-effects of road rash at work.
"I knew there had to be a way to protect ourselves in the event of a crash," he says. His solution in the form of the Road Rash Guard product he developed is to attach at least four of the two-part snap-together Road Rash Guard plastic shells to the points most likely to hit the deck so that they take the abrasion from hard asphalt. And not your precious skin.
An added bonus is that expensive shorts, tights and jerseys are protected, as the video below from a Masters race in Bethel, Connecticut shows.
There is no UK source yet but the price from the USA is $28.95 + $4 shipping which should come to just over £20. It seems worth a look to us.