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    slim knee pads or knee/shin pads

    is there any pads that are slim enough to fit under a pair of jeans? looking to spend no more than 70$

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    If your going under jeans! Go to the many Offroad/motocross stores. Many brands to choose from that go under pants.

    Cheaper too!!!!

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    depends on your jeans i guess. but generally any lo-pro pad will work.

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    661 evo is slim and comfortable, just not $70

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    not emo tight jeans but not baggy jeans, i guess normal people jeans

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    anyone have any experience with the kali knee/elbow pads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOONRock
    not emo tight jeans but not baggy jeans, i guess normal people jeans
    then pretty much any low profile knee should work, something like the 661 evo or poc whatever. though i dont know about doing any serious pedaling in jeans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    then pretty much any low profile knee should work, something like the 661 evo or poc whatever. though i dont know about doing any serious pedaling in jeans.
    I don't know about serious crashing on thinner pads. I can see the increased value riding with jeans though

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    661 Veggie pads would work. Thought they don't have a Veggie knee/shin pad, they do offer seperates will would give you adjustability. I use the shin guards and love them. I could absolutely fit jeans over them no issues. And, the Veggie pads are half of what the price of their EVO set cost. I lucked out and came across the shin guards on Chainlove for $19.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885
    I don't know about serious crashing on thinner pads. I can see the increased value riding with jeans though
    hahaha what? you recomended the 661's and the poc's have d3o so they will be good. when you say riding in jeans all i think of is the worst chafing ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    hahaha what? you recomended the 661's and the poc's have d3o so they will be good. when you say riding in jeans all i think of is the worst chafing ever.
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    I have the 661 Evo Lite XC Knee pads and they are lo profile and fit perfectly under jeans. They don't offer the most protection, as in I wouldn't use them for DH or Freeride. But for AM riding or riding at Ray's MTB indoor park I feel they are sufficient, although I have yet to crash with them.

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    I've got the POC elbow and knee pads.

    They are pretty slim, so should fit under jeans OK. And, they offer serious protection on the areas they cover. However, that area is small.

    I would guess since the OP is talking about riding in jeans, he isn't doing any 20 mile climbs or anything. Probably urban assault type of riding, I guess.

    I would go with POC over the EVO-lites. May have to catch them on sale somewhere to meet your price requirements.
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    MSR (Malcom Smith Racing) knee pads are between $15.00 and $25.00 and are plastic outside and neophrene? inside. Other brands out there just look for moto cross padding.
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