- Elbow armour recommendations
- Jon TaylorSubscriber
I found the 661 Rage ones very comfy for extended periods of riding. Good shape and a hard plastic elbow outside. Like the knee pads though, the Riot pads are very poor in comparison.
From the reviews, these seem to be based on the old Veggie pads, which were awful.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The Riots are the latest version of the Vege/Chicken Wings, which were absolutely useless. Too small and stiff so they had to be strapped on incredibly tight to have any chance of staying in place, I had to choose either really noticable discomfort and restriction, or ending every descent with them round my wrists. Just rotten.
My POC Bones look silly, but they’re comfortable, protective, they stay in the right place and they’re not even very sweaty as they’re so open- the pad is made right so it wants to stay in the right place, it doesn’t need to be forced on with massive straps and socks. But they are expensive.Posted 4 years agostMember
My current Dainese 4X elbow pads are starting to fail, they’ve done well but the velcro is working loose and the elastic traps are stretching so I’m on the look out for some new ones.
They aren’t used for general riding just rides out on the local DH trails and the occasional uplift.
I’ve got 661 Kyle Straits for my knees and they seem pretty good so I was wondering about these 661 elbow guards http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=72460
as I fancy trying some sleeve types ones rather than the palstic covered strap on (fnar) type.
I don’t want to spend more than I need to but don’t want bargain basement crappy ones either.
Ta.Posted 4 years ago
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