Kneepads that you can pedal in?
Quite happy to wear my 661 Kyle Straits all day long. They do get a bit sweaty, and its not nice if you get a bet of mud/grit caught down them, so I do take them off for long climbs.
Wouldn’t mind a lower profile pad, but not going to change them until I need to.Posted 4 years agoprawnyMember
To be fair I think all the soft pads are pretty decent these days. I’ve got Kyle Straits and I’ve done over 30 miles in them before without being uncomfortable. If I was buying now I’d probably go for the evo’s or whatever they’re called, got a good write up in WMB this month, the leatt one’s came top.Posted 4 years ago
I smacked down hard at swinley at the weekend – minor wheel washout but the surface when dry is very unforgiving, and one knee looks like it’s been hit with a baseball bat and then grated. In particular, I’ve landed spot on my tibial tuberosity, the lumpy bit just under your kneecap, and i don’t fancy doing it again. Just pressing with a thumb enables me to attach myself to the ceiling by my fingernails!!
I’ve never ridden in kneepads – I do own a pair of old, second hand ‘stormtrooper style’ 661 knee and shin pads that i bought for a peaks trip that i never went on, and tried them for size and found them very odd even round the block. However, I’m now considering a pair of more XC style ones just while the bruising disappears from this current injury.
What are – not too clumsy, not too ridiculous looking, not too pricey, and won’t interfere too much with the actual getting on and pedalling bit of riding? Any recommendations?Posted 4 years agoBoardinBobSubscriber
I like my Bliss basic knee pads
For some reason the link says girls, but knees are kneesPosted 4 years agobanksMember
Without starting a debate or whatever.
Wouldn’t bother with the more XC orientated pads, only prevent smaller injuries are useless when really needed.
Look at/demo if you can the fox launch, nukeproof critical, poc stuff, race face ambush, scott grenade.
Something with D30 or a proper hard capPosted 4 years agoaracerSubscriber
I’ve got Troy Lee ones following recommendations on here (the response seems far more varied than last time). The sizing’s a bit funny though – I’m in XS which cay they’re for people weighing up to 90lbs, and I’m getting on for double that – maybe I’ve got especially small knees.
Tried some g-form ones, but found they rucked up and rubbed on the back of my knee (oh and those were medium and possibly a bit tight!) The TLs are a lot more comfy and I did manage to forget I was wearing themPosted 4 years agowozza180Member
Raceface rampage,they undo from the back so no pissing about with shoes or slipping them down your shins to cool off,slim profile don’t even know you’ve got them on, just got back from a week in France and they were the nuts, I had 661 Kyle straits before but these are way better.Posted 4 years ago
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