- Best knee protection- any 'you don't know its there'?
Been using 661 Evo’s for a couple of years. Not cheap but I’ve used them on 6+ hour rides with no problems. Biggest thing is they are not made of neoprene so do not get too hot or itchy. They use some material in the padding that is soft, but immediately goes hard on impact.Posted 7 years agoStopadoodledooSubscriber
Yep, 661’s are comfy enough to ride in all day – I use mine all winter as it keeps my knackered knee warmer – the only time you really notice them is if you are wearing 3/4 length shorts which are narrow around the knee, and that’s more the shorts pulling than the pads. Plus, mine are the old (and bulkier) ones.
Oh, and chuck them in the washing machine once a month; mud can build up on the inside and rub your skin away.Posted 7 years ago
Will you notice them when you land on a rock
Funnily enough I have a very swollen knee at the moment 🙁
The Evo’s look good. I looked at some Kyle Straits before and they look like you have pillows on your knees!
Question on the Evo’s- are they biggish impact then effectively bin due to the bonding of the matter inside?Posted 7 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
Question on the Evo’s- are they biggish impact then effectively bin due to the bonding of the matter inside?
IIRC, no. I wouldn’t have bought them if that had been the case. Top tip – try before you buy as they come in 3 different sizes and you definitely want to get the right ones to make sure they stay in place but without being too tightPosted 7 years agoStopadoodledooSubscriber
If you want comfort and protection Hora, you’re going to have to pay for it. Anyway, they are cheaper on CRC.
Knowing you though, you’ll get something like Brand X things that will be far too hot and move out of the way when you crash, because they are 20 quid cheaper. Freak.Posted 7 years ago
Knowing you though, you’ll get something like Brand X things that will be far too hot and move out of the way when you crash, because they are 20 quid cheaper. Freak.
You know me too well. This time I want the best for the price hence I’m not using those old Raceface pads.Posted 7 years agoscottidogMember
I’ve got the Kyle Straits and think they’re brilliant. They stay put in a crash and the additional foam bits above and to the side of the main cup give excellent protection. They are barely noticable and don’t fall down when pedalling. Also the new colour in black with purple trim look ace!Posted 7 years agoRusty MacSubscriber
I ordered my kyle straits from here
well worth the investment in my oppinionPosted 7 years agowishiwascalledsteveMember
Only fair to mention the Troy Lee Designs knee pads, prefer them to the 661’s. They’re slightly more bulky due to the padding being more rectangular. But the material they’re made of is more durable and they seem to stay put better than the 661’s…Well they do on my knees.Posted 7 years agoDigbySubscriber
I’ve had the Kyle Straits and now use a pair of POC knee pads. Both are absolutely fine for all day riding apart from the odd really hot sweaty summers day [remember them?]
Both have also saved the skin on my knees on numerous occasions and keep your knees warm in winter! The newer POCs have protection on the side of the knee.
… but then I drive a Peugeot Partner and also have an Orange Mountain Bike so you might not value my opinion! 😆Posted 7 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Love my Kyle Straits, I’ve run one set into the ground, I wear them basically every ride and though I doubt they’ve saved my kneecaps from being smashed I guarantee they’ve saved me ruined rides and limps and pain. All-day comfy, not too hot, not at all chafey if they fit right and you keep them clean… Good side protection too, which is often forgotten. You’ll know they’re there, you just probably won’t care, they’re about as intrusive as a tshirt.
The Fox Launch are very similiar, so similiar in fact that you can bet money in Fox’s Top Sekrit Lab there’s a pile of cut up Kyle Straits 😉
hora – Member
“Tried on the large Kyle strait ones yesterday in Evans but I bawked at the £50 price.”
So get them somewhere that they’re priced correctly?Posted 7 years ago
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