- Knee guards…..What you wearing ?
There are some gel ones which harden on impact. I’ll be trying them next. Sorry can’t remember who makes them
661 Evo fit the bill – pretty comfy (although I’ve not tried anything else to be fair) and they might not be the most protective but they did their job the one time I’ve needed them so far.Posted 7 years agochvckMember
I have no issues with my Kyle Straits either. Wore then for 7 hours the other week and had no probs, I just forget that I’m wearing them! Some of the foam in some of the side padding is starting to pop out now but i do also ride DH with them and fall off a bit when i do!
I think that finding a pad that fits right for you is fairly key for pads.Posted 7 years agosteve_b77Member
Again, Kyle Straits here.
Comfortable for all day with enough protection for XC/Trail riding and even rad core too 😀
One thing I’ve noticed that may well also affect you TLR, the pads on the inside of the knee occasionally rub on the top-tube pivot bearing caps on my Nicolai – but I may just be a bit gimpy 😳Posted 7 years agoRusty MacSubscriber
Currently riding with Kyle Straits, find them very comfy even for long rides, the only time i have had a problem was on a very wet day when them and myself got soaked through and they began to rub.
If i was buying now i’d be having a good look at the g-form pads as well as trying on some kyle straits and evos.
here is a review for the g-form ones if you are not familier with themPosted 7 years agoMrSynthpopMember
661 evos, only crashed hard twice but seemed to work okay, do slightly worry about the D3O-flint interface mentioned above but they seem pretty good overall and very comfy for long days on the bike.
As for long term degradation of the D3O i’m unsure – partly because any padding is going to lose value after repeated impact/compression but mainly because the non-newtonian stuff is appearing in more and more sports kit (boxing gloves, focus pads, body armour for other sports) where it will take routine multiple impacts and I haven’t seen much on long term failure. Interested in any research anyone turns up as I’m trusting my knees to it.Posted 7 years agoratadogSubscriber
Have G-form knee and elbow and they certainly meet the lightweight and comfortable requirement. Haven’t landed heavily on them yet. They basically serve the purpose of thin arm or leg warmers as well although still a lot less sweaty than heavier weight pads.
Also use race face Dig knees and find them very comfortably. They also make a decent XL for the large kneed amongst us. D3O ones didn’t work for me, tended to twist with movement and then do their going hard trick and dig in.Posted 7 years ago_tom_Member
I find my Kyle Straits quite comfortable but they’re way too big for me now and slip down a lot. They are quite bulky though and I’m planning on something slimmer next time. Thikning of some shadow conspiracy slim bmx pads, either that or going full hard shell with shins.Posted 7 years agoHerman ShakeMember
I’ve got IXS hack knees and elbows (not had them long, end of line CRC bargain). They work well but are a bit rubby on longer rides. If it’s more than 3 hrs I wear short bits of tubigrip stretch bandage under them for my delicate, silky soft back-of-the-knee area which also supports the ol’ knees.
A friend has the 661 rage knees, he finds them a bit bulky but not rubby as there’s a good gap on the back. They’re padded on the sides as well as front.Posted 7 years agohuntaMember
+1 G-Form. Fit and forget, all day long.
Most compelling is that there really is no downside in terms of comfort, so I wear them every time I go out, when maybe I might not bother with anything even slightly bulkier (which obviously is when you come off). Consequently so far (2 months) they’re the ultimate protection in that I’ve not had to put them to the acid test.Posted 7 years agoswedishmattMember
Fox Launch Pro. I’ve got knee pads, and they are ace. Got elbox pads too, ace.
I bought some 661 long arm pads but found them too large and sweaty and I ended up not wearing them, bought fox launch pro elbow pads there too and truly I don’t get bothered by them.
The only niggle on one of my knee pads is that after 4 hours riding it grinds slightly on the middle of my knee cap at the front, don’t know if I’ve managed to bash them slightly or something or if the knee slightly swells up after longer rides like that. Apart from that, ace, don’t get bothered by them.Posted 7 years ago
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