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    Looking for some advice on knee pads

    My wife and I just started mountain bike riding. We're both used to wearing heavy knee braces while riding dirt bikes, but need something light. What's a good light weight comfortable knee pad?

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    https://www.troyleedesigns.com/products/5261-02

    I use these Troy Lee knee pads, it is way overkill protection for the typ of terrain that I ride in down here in Houston, but for a beginner like me it was great. Never once had to stop and made any adjustments up or down once I got them on the way I wanted it.

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    They look nice! How do they feel on rides? Are they hot? Lite? Do they bother your legs at all?

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    I have been riding with some G-Form Pro X pads and I like them. They are very light, packable, flexible and comfortable, I don't even notice they are there even on long climbs and pedaly rides. They are light on the protection though but use a very cool material that stays soft and flexy like foam but hardens up when it is impacted.

    I have heard good things about the Troy Lee Designs pads that pzvi posted as well as the POC VPD 2.0 pads (they use the same material as the G-Form but are a bit beefier) but I only have personal experience with the G-Form pads

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    If you are looking for something a bit more beefier i.e something with a hard shell check out the company 661, they make great pads Six Six One
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad-Man View Post
    They look nice! How do they feel on rides? Are they hot? Lite? Do they bother your legs at all?
    I got the knee pads sized just right and they are a little warm but not enough to bothered me in the 95+ (over 100 heat index) temp. But I misjudged the size of the elbow pads and got them one size too small and it is noticeably hotter to the point that it was uncomfortable that I took the elbow pads off. As for protection and quality of construction and material, I can't complain at all. Now, if I lived in a cooler area I would definitely buy another set Troy Lees without hesitation. But since the elbow pads were the wrong size, I am looking at a less bulky and lighter (not in term of ounces) but more flexible elbow pad. HTH

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    Also, another appeal of the Troy Lee's is that the vertical dimensions of these pads are on the short side compared to other pads on the market. Being short stature myself, they don't look like I have a pair of long johns on when I am wearing them. I also like the subdued conservative colors and style instead of the loud and gaudy designs of the others that appeals to the more younger riders.

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    Looking for some advice on knee pads

    I wear Fox Launch Enduro knee pads. http://shop.foxhead.com/store/produc...1880/cat890004

    Nice and light, breathable, and they stay put. I put them on before I put my shoes on at the car and wear them all day. They don't offer a lot of protection but if you're looking for a little armor to protect from skinning your knee or bruises they work great.

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    These hard shell Fox are my go to.
    The matching elbo pads too.
    I cut the mesh off of the elbow pad though.
    These stay much cooler compared to the pro models because they let air in the side and back freely.

    http://shop.foxhead.com/store/produc...134%3Acat20152

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    These here are uber popular in germany and for a lot of pros too.
    Good coverage and stay put and look and feel cool.

    http://sixsixone.com/catalog/product.../category/120/

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    We'll I have a set of the joint pvd in large on the way. I'm going to see how they fit on me and the wife. They might be a little long on my short wife. If so we might look at the Troy Lee or another brand.

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    Looking for some advice on knee pads

    race face ambush. Pretty lightweight

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    The 661 I posted look hot on chicks Google it

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    Just came back from a trip in Italy. A lot of people s wear Bluegrass brand. never heard of it before that trip, but they are really well made. They got a nice helmet to.

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    I just ordered some g-forms , after my fall this past weekend, i needed something.
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    Looking for some advice on knee pads

    I got the POC 2.0 the other day for my wife and she loved them. Fit is great, they did not slide, and she did not notice them while ridding. The only thing she did not like was they got a little warm. I ordered a set for myself, but needed a different size.

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