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    Knee warmers with a good gripper?

    Any recommendations? I've heard that without a good drip they just keep falling down. Was looking at the PIs, but they didn't appear to rate well in the grip department.

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    I just bought a pair of Smartwool wool knee warmers to replace my old PI. They don't have silicone grippers like PI, but if you pull them up high enough they'll stay put.

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    My PI's does not have silicon grippers and I just pull them up high but still manages to slide down after a few hours of riding.

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    I have a set of Hincapie knee warmers that don't slide down. I think the key is that they come up really high--like, all the way if you want 'em to--so they're not being tugged down with every pedal stroke.

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    knee pads.

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    Capo - used them for years. Much nicer than PI.

    Realcyclist has a killer deal on them - 60% off at $27.98

    Capo Limited Edition Knee Warmer from Realcyclist.com

    -Shane

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    Double check what size you really should be wearing. I'm a large for everything else but being thin made my medium PI work very effectively.
    Also a tip I observed on a group ride (this may be obvious to others, wasn't to me) is to put them under your bikeshorts/bibs up top. Doubles the grip.
    I've been pretty happy with the PIs but don't use them often (S. AZ).
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    On a slightly related tangent, how in the heck do you get arm warmers to stay up? I wear large leg warmers and they stay relatively in place under my shorts/bibs. But arm warmers in medium still just slide down my, admittedly pencil thin, arms. Should I just admit defeat, learn to sew, and put velcro hooks on them to ruin my jerseys with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadghost View Post
    On a slightly related tangent, how in the heck do you get arm warmers to stay up? I wear large leg warmers and they stay relatively in place under my shorts/bibs. But arm warmers in medium still just slide down my, admittedly pencil thin, arms. Should I just admit defeat, learn to sew, and put velcro hooks on them to ruin my jerseys with?



    Try a small? I dunno, I usually use long sleeve base or jersey and layers to avoid using arm warmers entirely.

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    I like my Louis Garneau knee and arm warmers.

    Large and medium sized respectively.
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    I have a pair of Descente Knee warmers and so far so good. I did notice that after a while they will fall down but that's when walking or running. No issues when biking.

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    Specialized. Capo. Tinelli. LG.

    All of them are good. PI make nice stuff, but the lack of silicone grippers kind of spoils it a little.

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