Thanks! I appreciate all you said, and you definitely raise some good points to think about! However, I am a design student and have a pretty good grasp on the design process, how to identify a problem and go about developing a solution. At this point i am looking for direct rider feedback (user research), not the process of how to design a pad. But again, thank you for your suggestions.
So, with that being said, do you ride with pads at all? If so, can you give me some of your thoughts on them? Do you wear them on extended rides? Only on the descents? Do you have to take your shoes off to put them on/off?
If you don’t ride with any sort of pads, why don’t you? What new features or new type of pad would make you want to buy them?
This is the type of information I’m looking for, i want to develop exactly what us Mountain Bikers want and need so I’m looking to the forums for as much feedback as possible!