661, Kali and Fox Knee/elbow pad current products question
I am looking at getting a set of Knee/Elbow pads.
I looked around on here for a while and all the info I find is on older model pads.
Does anyone have any feedback on the current pads made?
I am looking at
Kali AAZIS Soft knee and Elbow pads
Fox Launch pro Knee and Elbow pads
661 Rage knee and Elbow pads.
I am leaning towards the Kali for now. Problem is no one near me carries any of this.
any info/reviews/feedback would be awesome thanks.
I searched on here for this info but only seem to find info on older model stuff.
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I just picked up some POC knees pads from chainlove for $70 shipped. I got the newest version and they are very nice. No experience with the others mentioned.
I went with the Kali Aazis super comfy.
I bought the Fox Launch Pro knee pads a few weeks ago and love them. I haven't tried any of the others.
One problem I had with my previous softshell kneepads (661 Veggie's) was that they would slip down my leg in a crash. Although they would take the initial impact, I still ended up with a few bloody knees.
Although I haven't crashed yet in the Fox pads I can't push them down my leg at all because of the hard cup that goes over the kneecap.
I love my Kali Aazis 130's... Super comfy and they stay put.
Originally Posted by William Blake
The Fox Launch Pro knee and elbow pads are all small for their size. I am 6'0" 170 pounds with big thighs, average to small calves, and small arms. I am built exactly like your average XC or road cyclist.
The knee pads can just barely get around my thigh above the knee, which isn't surprising to me, but also doesn't have a lot of extra adjustment for the 2 calf straps, which does surprise me.
I bought the medium elbow pads because of my slim arms, and they still just barely fit, I'm at the end of the adjustment. A riding buddy has more average sized arms, and he couldn't wear the large/xl Fox Launch elbow pads at all.
I don't believe 661 has this issue. I am buying a set of 661 knee-only pads to find out, because I also don't need shin protection for every ride. I expect the large size to fit with adjustment to spare.
I like my Kali Aazis also (the ones without shin protection).
I use them for XC/AM kinda rides. They do drag a bit on you, and they are warm but it's not horrible in NorCal.
Quoting myself for context.
Originally Posted by ColinL
661 Evo knee pads arrived. They are a bit larger than Fox in size L, but I question how well even XL will fit some of the biggest guys I've ridden with on the trail. They fit me great, no problems.
The lower enclosure is fixed elastic but works on my calves. The upper is still near the end of the adjustment, but it's larger than Fox L/XL and it also seems to grip and stay in place better. However, to be fair, my Fox Launch Pro pads are knee+shin and that will be heavier and tend to try to slide down more than a knee pad.
I love the Kali Aazis knee pads I have. Much better than the simple knee/shin I had before, minus the less protection. Only issue is they seemed to get torn up quickly, but are still holding together so I don't know how that will last. The front knee part has held together fine though through crashes.
I have the Fox launch (not pro) elbow guard and it works fine. Saved me a couple times at least and fits decent.
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