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    Soft knee pads.

    So, what name some good soft knee pads. Please! I just got my Alpine Stars Paragon Knee protectors, they look awesome on the website. I havenít tried them in yet, but, if the elbow guards are any indication, Iíll need stitches after two or three miles!!

    Any help? I ďkneeídĒ something that Iíll wear. Or, Iíll go without.

    Any ideas?


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    Soft knee pads.

    Troy Lee Designs Speed elbow and knee. Not much there but surprising protection for how slim they are.


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    Awesome. Iím keeping the elbow pads, (not as much movement in the arms), but, Iím returning the knee pads.

    Iíll look at the Troy Lee Designs speeds tonight!!


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    With the Speeds being a sleeve design, do they rely on the silicone to maintain their position, or is there some level of compression fit? If so, enough so to provide a small amount of support to the knee area?

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    I used the Race Face Ambush and Indy knee pads. They are both comfortable for multi-hour pedalling efforts. The Ambush provide a lot more protection.
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    Anyone ever used the G Form knee pads??
    https://g-form.com/mountain-bike-knee-pads

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    I bought Alpine paragon and decided they wouldn't work after 1 ride.

    I replaced those with Leatt Airflex Pro, and have no comfort issues. Much more flexible and stay in place better.

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    A friend f mine swears by higher end volleyball knee pads.

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    I have g-form knee pads. They are sleeve design and therefore have the associated issues with sliding and fit. I bought large and found them really tight (I have kinda big legs), but they stretched and are now quite comfortable. For the most part they stay put, but after an hour or two the migrate slightly. I've had crashes with them and found the protection to be pretty good. Not sure about the durability, as after 1 season they already seem to be un-stitching a bit. I'd give them an overall grade of B+

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    I recently picked up some Kali Mission knee pads. They are light, pretty comfortable, and priced reasonably @ $45.

    I also had dome G-Form...they were pretty good...when they didn't slide down.

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    Specialized Atlas knee pads are the best light weight pads I've used. I've had mine for 2 years and still going strong. The TLD speed ones aren't super durable, tore my elbow sleeves on the first crash...

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    I also have Leatt Airflex Pro. They are well-shaped and very comfortable.

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    I would love to try the Leatt Airflex Pro, but, all those holes freak me out.

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