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    Protection for XC.

    I ride, I crash, and I crash pretty often and in spectacular style, and usually my right knee wears the brunt of the force.

    I ride XC. I find TTF's and I ride them despite my size and sometimes skill level deficiencies. I also try to corner like I'm 50lbs lighter then I actually am. So at speed, turning a freight train becomes a dice roll.

    Sometimes it works, sometimes... like this weekend, it leads to tactical dismounts and strategic mineral ingestion.

    So I guess the question is. As a certified nightmare inducing lycra wearing clyde who wants to stop damaging up his knee.. is it a Faux Pas to wear something like Kali Protectives AAZIS Soft Knee Guards? I don't want plastic or anything, just something to slip on over my knees when I ride, but not something that says "12 FOOT DROP OR BUST"

    Any other suggestions?

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    Although I don't have much of it... yet. I really like the POC stuff.

    These knee guards look pretty sharp!



    On the fashion front, I will say that I find lycra shorts and armour a bit of a mismatch. Can't say why exactly but armour just looks better with baggies. My $0.02.
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    Oh I agree about the Lycra and armor, I probably wouldn't do it. I guess the Faux Pas question was more " protection for XC "
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    Quote Originally Posted by 14Stone View Post
    I guess the Faux Pas question was more " protection for XC "
    Oh whatever, let the haters hate. If you're banging up your knees regularly, knee pads just make sense.
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    Race Face has some decent stuff at MEC.

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    Drop the Lycra, Pick up a pair of loose fox shorts, put on the pads, drop the clip-less peddles and enjoy the dirt like it's meant to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bob View Post
    Drop the Lycra, Pick up a pair of loose fox shorts, put on the pads, drop the clip-less peddles and enjoy the dirt like it's meant to be.
    Totally will do everything you said here once the AM bike shows up at my door.

    The XC bike stays clipped. I just like it more for XC riding and racing. AM though, totally going to hook myself up with some nice platforms... though showers don't wash the stink of a geared bike off :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Although I don't have much of it... yet. I really like the POC stuff.

    These knee guards look pretty sharp!



    On the fashion front, I will say that I find lycra shorts and armour a bit of a mismatch. Can't say why exactly but armour just looks better with baggies. My $0.02.
    I've been coveting the POC stuff for a few weeks. Who sells it, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I've been coveting the POC stuff for a few weeks. Who sells it, though?
    I bet Joyride has a wide selection...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bob View Post
    Drop the Lycra, Pick up a pair of loose fox shorts, put on the pads, drop the clip-less peddles and enjoy the dirt like it's meant to be.
    I think we may have found our second moderator!
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    Wear the knee pads. I care about you and want you to enjoy your ride without hurting something as easy to damage and difficult to heal as your knee.

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    a couple of tips... beware of pressure points on your knee. not all pads sit the same. watch out how far the pads sit on the inside of your knee. they might snag on the frame cable lugs of your bike as you pedal. wider straps are better. get pads that breath well, heat rash on your legs is not pretty.

    and lastly always try the pads on, it's like buying a pair of shoes...
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    Thanks for the info guys, its very much appreciated.

    I'll call around and see if there's a couple of places that have things in stock so that I can try them on first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I think we may have found our second moderator!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the bob View Post
    drop the clip-less peddles and enjoy the dirt like it's meant to be.
    Sweet we can turn this into yet another flats vs clips.

    Ride whatever pedals you want.

    There are talented riders riding trails 50x more technical than anything you'll find in Ontario and they are clipped in. It's the rider not the pedal choice.

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    Lets not devolve this. Its a good thread so far filled with positives. I already said. I ride clipped for XC, and flats for pretty much everything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    I bet Joyride has a wide selection...
    Cycle Solutions has them at the Main and Kingston Rd location.
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    you need to tell us

    a bit about yourself before we start emailing votes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    a bit about yourself before we start emailing votes.
    His post count is weak.
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    i am sure he is not

    THAT new...

    must have been "lurking" for a while...


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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    THAT new...

    must have been "lurking" for a while...
    So basically like a forum E stalker.
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    Wink just who is this mystery man

    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    So basically like a forum E stalker.
    Maybe or maybe not
    or might just be an old soul resurrected ,
    or just maybe an old fart that forgot his password and his old email was toast so had to start fresh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I've been coveting the POC stuff for a few weeks. Who sells it, though?
    I bought mine at Freewheel Cycle in Dundas last year. Really like them too.
    I love riding my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Although I don't have much of it... yet. I really like the POC stuff.

    These knee guards look pretty sharp!



    On the fashion front, I will say that I find lycra shorts and armour a bit of a mismatch. Can't say why exactly but armour just looks better with baggies. My $0.02.
    I would get the new POC full face helmet in a heartbeat... I've had questionable dreams about that damn helmet
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