Tell me all about… kneepads (Kyle Straits replacement content)
It’s finally happened – my Kyle Straits need replacing. They’re now chafing every ride and – TBH – starting to fall apart, so it’s time to relegate them to emergency duties.
So, on that note, I need to hunt for some more kneepads that are comfortable enough to ride all day in, but tough enough to take a few knocks. Slim is nice, but not essential. I like the look of the Fox Launches, but they seem to be discontinued, and I’ve tried TLD Bones, which I didn’t like.
Other than that I’m keen to hear other options.
Whatcha got?Posted 4 years ago
@Messiah Scott Grenades were going to be my first choice. 🙂 Are they particularly bulky?
@sm I’ve always been dubious of D30 – love the idea, but how do you think it would react if it struck something sharp? I live in the flnty sarf and have seen plenty of sliced knees (hence wearing knee pads).Posted 4 years agoteaselMember
I just picked-up a pair of the Launch Pros from CRC and I noticed a few other places have them in stock. They’re okay – very nice fitting pad on my legs, and although they have more side padding than, say, the TLD 5400s, they don’t get too hot.
TLD 5400 are supremely comfortable to pedal in but are getting thin on the ground nowadays. Again, I recently grabbed a few pairs while in stock…Posted 4 years ago
Cheers teasel. A few mates ride with 5400s and they look great – I anticipate them being a ‘need to try on’ purchase. The local shop were matching CRC, but only had a few in stock. Could be worth a visit.
Thanks for the tip prezet.
spocker – Out of interest, what else have you tried?
andyt1054 – How have you found longevity of POC kit? A good friend (and national level DHer) bought a load of POC when it first hit these shores. He loved it for comfort and protection, but it fell apart very quickly (as in ‘a few months’ quickly).Posted 4 years ago
@Messiah Scott Grenades were going to be my first choice. Are they particularly bulky?
I don’t find them bulky but I don’t have a lot of experience with others to compare them with.
Action shot 8)
I had no chaffage in the week of tough use and they took a few hits with no damage to them or me… so they get my approval.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks all. Time to pay a visit to the LBS and hunt online for some deals.
Si – I would offer, but I have limited things that go with orange… 😉
Messiah – cheers for that. Nice pic BTW! Getting all the travel out of that Nic!
jemima – sounds promising. I’m a medium with the Straits, but can wear my other half’s smalls. A slimmer, more contoured fit sounds like a winner.
banks – no idea, but if you find a deal please let me know!Posted 4 years agosprockerSubscriber
pimpmaster – sorry for the delay I have tried
661 D30 ones (iratated my knee as the d 30 goes hard when you pedal)
Kyle Straights – to tight
Fox launch pro – to tight
Poc (can’t remeber the one) – to tight
and know the nukeproof which seem good (and cheap), most of my problems seem to stem from getting them big enough to fit my legs.Posted 4 years ago
and know the nukeproof which seem good (and cheap), most of my problems seem to stem from getting them big enough to fit my legs.
Had my latest pocs 12 months and theyve had some hammer, a bit grubby looking but still as new. :0)
Hopefully Rich either got a bad batch, or the build quality is better now. He bought quite a bit and was markedly peeved because nearly all of it started falling apart. 😕 It does look like great kit tho…
However, decision made in the short term – I’ll pop over to the LBS and see what they can do some Rockets for, and go from there.
Thanks all for your comments and suggestions.Posted 4 years ago
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