- Old knees
Sorry, I know variations of this has been asked before.
As I’m now 50 and my new bike (birthday pressie) has brought back the fun and a bit more speed I figured now’s the time to protect the old knees. I only ride xc and mainly at Swinley but heading to bike park Wales soon.
I think I will get one of these options anyone have any thoughts please?
POC Joint VPD 2.0 Knee Guard 2013
RaceFace Ambush Knee D3O Guard
Fox Racing Launch Pro Knee Guards
ThanksPosted 5 years agoseaversMember
I can’t comment on the ones you have listed but will throw some more in the mix. I have Nukeproof knee pads. Like them a lot, comfortable on all but the hottest of days. Hard plastic cup to protect your knee but it just feels nice and not in the way. Have come off a couple of times and no doubt they work well. Didn’t slip, still in pretty good condition. Also sizing is spot on.Posted 5 years agodaftvaderMember
Gform? I’ve torn the cartilage in both knees and cant afford to have any more time off work and as I mostly ride xc with a few jumps thrown in they fitted the bill… dont slip too much, light enough to ride in all day and not too sweaty. Best to try on for fit tho as sizing is key. Mountaintrax wokingham stocks them… hthPosted 5 years agoSpinMember
Have you riden in pads at all before?
I ask as I simply cannot get on with even the lightest pads for XC. I put them on before big descents and either push them down or take them off completely at the bottom. Gform are the best I’ve used but even they feel restrictive and quickly lead to discomfort on the ups.
On that basis, worth trying before you buy.Posted 5 years ago
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