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    Fox Launch Pro Elbow Strap Wonkiness

    I ordered a set of Fox Launch Pro elbow pads from Niagara Cycles via Amazon last week. I popped open the box and discovered that the set had a single strap and not 2 straps as various pictures show such as the product page at Amazon.com: FOX Launch Pro Knee Pad: Sports & Outdoors

    This is an issue as I need two straps per arm to contain the guns of the navarone if you know what I'm sayin' (and I think you do).

    It turns out that the distributor (Fox? QPB? someone else?) released a prototype image for this product that shows this item with two straps instead of what it actually comes with - single strap.

    Since we are now in 2013 one could easily deduce that the Launch comes with 2 straps (Google and see what I'm talking about) but this isn't the case. If you are on the lookout for a dual strap elbow pad the Fox Launch isn't for you at this time.

    Niagara Cycles customer support has been excellent while slogging through this issue.

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    Is having only one strap a problem?

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    For me it was as I had the single strap Launch Pro for several months and didn't find it to work as well as say a 661 Rage elbow with two straps.

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    silentG, I am looking at both the 661 rage and launch pro elbow pads.

    So I take it you would recommend the 661 rage over the launch pro?

    How did the sizing run for you in the sixsixone rage elbow pad?

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    I liked the Fox but I like the rage better. I'm in a medium in the rage which is snug but comfortable. I'm 29mm above and below elbow. About 11.5 inch.

    With a medium I have the straps at the point where they are barely on but the pad stays put and I don't really notice the pad at all.

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    I'm 5.10 and 190 lbs geared up

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    I have had the launch pros for a while. They get damaged easily and the velcro won't stay in place leaving me with ugly foam bracelets.

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    nicely played on the ugly foam bracelets, heh

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    In fairness to Fox, I also have the Launch Pro Kness with have been perfect. Funny story...You know how you grab a knee pad and, more often than not, it is for the wrong leg. Well, I got my new Launch pros and I could not believe what a run of knee pad luck I was having. Every time I went to put my left leg on I grabbed the left pad. I was thinking I should buy some lottery tickets till one day I looked at the pad on my right leg and realized it was also marked left. Turns out, i'm glad I saved the money on the lotto tickets.

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    Would the guy with the two right knees please step forward. I think we could work a deal.

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