G Form Protection
Has or does anyone use these pads;
I’ve seen them advertised and like the idea of a low profile, flexable pad however wonder about real life impact protection and whether the padded secetions would tear easily?
What say the hive mind?Posted 5 years agoelredsoMember
me and the misses both have them – they are great for all day rides – hardly notice them
elbows tend to stay in place OK, but knees can bunch a bit – not an issue when you have shorts on , as easy enough to re-jig
protection wise they seem fine, although not had a massive spill yet – would say XC riding only really though, figure if nothing else they could be the difference between hitting a bit of slate and walking away, or heading over to a+e for stitchesPosted 5 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
I have the leg and elbow ones – best pads I’ve owned for XC/trail centre stuff. The first set of leg pads I bought were too small (despite me ordering the right size as per their guide) but the next size up has been great. I’ve only had one decent off involving landing on my knees, they worked well and I just got a bit of a carpet type burn where I guess it moved when taking the impact force. I wash them after every ride to so no minging pads and they’ve held up very well (inc. 1400 rpm spin dry).Posted 5 years ago
At this time of year they’re not much different to wearing arm warmers comfort/convenience-wise, used them in Spain last year (up to about 35c ) and they’re hot but bearable, easy enough to take off quickly anyhow though.roddi18Member
The elbow pads are brilliant. I use them for dh and some trail rides. They are light, very comfortable and have stood up to some big hits against rock. I have had the POC ones before and would rate the g-form as far, far better. POC is shite in my opinion. They are on sale on Sport pursuits at the moment. I have just ordered the impact shorts.Posted 5 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
My pre-g-form pads were 661 Evo’s but I always found they were hard to get tight enough not to slip (elbows) yet not cut off my circulation, they also started falling apart fairly quickly. The knees stayed put a bit better but you’re much more concious of wearing them than g-forms. I’ve also used POC veggies and bones and both are nowhere near as comfy as the g-forms but granted the bones probably offer better protection and I still use those for DH.Posted 5 years agoMaster Of NoneSubscriber
Bought a set of the knee pads a few weeks ago for Enduro use. Had a shake down ride and seemed to work well. not used pads before but these were not really noticable and no hindrence to pedalling.
Only problem i have is they are now half price on Sport pursuit! 🙁Posted 5 years agojsyncSubscriber
I have a set of elbows in large for sale as I ordered them along with the mediums but was too slow to return them. I use mine for piece of mind in rocky terrain or when I’m not too confident. They are very low profile and fit under my long sleeved tops without issue. Comfort wise they are fit and forget.Posted 5 years ago
Anyone know what size I need if I’m a L in 661 Kyle Straits? Ta.
The biggest ones. I’m a (snug) medium in Kyle Straits, and the XL G Forms were borderline too tight – I managed to tear them putting them on, but I did get a refund on them.
Now wearing Bluegrass Bobcat D30 ones, which are much closer to the Kyle Straits.Posted 5 years ago
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