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    Elbow pads

    Anyone wear them for technical trail rides?

    Thoughts? Reccos?

    Thinking of some non-hard shell ones. I"m not riding any downhill.

    thanks.

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    A friend of mine recently purchased the Fox Launch Pro pads and said they were really comfortable. I was looking into getting a pair myself. I have some Race Face DIY hard elbow pads but they're pretty bulky and I would use them probably only for downhill or really rocky technical riding.

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    I don't have elbow pads, but am thinking of getting some. I do have the G-Form shin pads & really like them. I started with a more traditional shin pad that's hard, but I didn't find it comfortable. The G-Form is pricey, but very comfortable & surprisingly protective.

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    I have the G-Form knee pads too - and I'm looking at their elbow pads, esp because they would easily fit under long sleeves. But the elastic at the top of the knee pads irritates my skin a little, so I pull the top of the elastic over the bottom of my liner shorts. I wouldn't be able to do that with the arm ones. Also, I'm wondering if the sleeves will be hot?

    I'm also looking at the Troy Lee Elbow Guards 5500.

    I'll take a look at the Fox Pro Launch ones too now.

    And anyone know anything about "women's" pads?
    Race Face Womens Khyber Elbow Guard 2013 > Apparel > Protective Gear > Arm Armor | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    My bruised/swollen/scraped elbow will thank me.

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    I have G-Form elbow pads. I've only worn them about twice, but they were nice and flexible... didn't feel like I had pads on! Haven't tried them in summer months, so I have no idea how hot they are.

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    I have Troy Lee elbow and knee pads, easy to bring along on trails and throw on when needed. Lightweight, comfortable and not too hot (my complaint with the Gform). Only complaint is the elastic wears out a bit. sometimes finding myself pulling them up. Consider a size smaller.

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    hey cleop,

    which model of Troy lee are you usin

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    It's the EG 5550 and 5450

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    5550 + 5450 looking goodish...

    Thanks! I have been looking at the exactly those two models online today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleopatra999 View Post
    It's the EG 5550 and 5450
    I have these. They are comfy, flexible and light. They prevented damage in a couple of recent crashes. Too bad my hips weren't similarly protected, ouch.
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