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    Best light kneepad setup

    Just move to AZ and already had a pretty light spill...bad thing was it was right into a thorn bush of some sort.

    Thought it might be wise to get the lightest amount of knee protection available. Very hard to tell what is truly light weight from pictures.

    Any ideas?

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    I use these, also got the elbow pads -in black. They are light, stay in place and cooler.
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    29er specific knee pads?
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    29er specific knee pads?
    Of course, because they are entirely different then anybody would use on a 26er
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    Bigger knees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    29er specific knee pads?
    MTBR forum proven to rollover small bumps better.

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    By now that should go without saying!
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    Several on our team ride with those g-form pads on at all times. They are very light and flexible but still a little warmer than knee warmers. Not a bad idea for your area really.

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    I've been looking, too. Haven't bought any yet, but from reading reviews my current top choice is the FOX Launch Pro Knee Pad.

    The g-form look interesting, too, but they seem rather long.
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    I just posted a MTBR classified ad for sale on Troy Lee Knee/Shin guards 5450 size medium. They are awesome but a little to big for me. I just bought another pair size small so I need to get rid of these. Check them out.

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    I use these...the knee/elbow hex pads:

    McDavidUSA.com - Knee, elbow, arm and calf pads

    They're incredibly light and flexible, and absorb a ton of impact. Won't fare too well on abrasion (as in a slide on rough surfaces), but for the spill and whatnot associated with XC they're great and very affordable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polymathic View Post
    I've been looking, too. Haven't bought any yet, but from reading reviews my current top choice is the FOX Launch Pro Knee Pad.

    The g-form look interesting, too, but they seem rather long.
    They are just like knee warmers with a little padding. They are long but that's just lycra.

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    The Fox launch pro's seemed pretty tight and stiff to me when I tried them on in the store. I wear 661 Kyle Straight knee guards, and I wear them in hot weather, and I don't notice them at all. I wouldn't call them a light knee pad setup, but I want good protection along with comfort.

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    I wear the 661 Kyle Strait and they in no way hinder my riding and I really like them alot. I tried the Fox Launch Pro and they are nice but are smaller. I wear a L in the 661s and the large in the Fox were too tight for my liking but if your not a bigger guy like me then check them out.

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    POC pads work best for me, and are the best made i have come a cross.

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    I've had really good luck with my POC's. I used them all season to race Super D with and doing trail rides with my buddies. I can't say anything bad about them. I've also used THE Storm knee/shin guards for days when I knew I was riding stuff that I wanted shin protection as well as knee protection. They're a little warmer, but worked well in the deserts of southeast NM when I was down there. The biggest thing is finding some that fit you. Pads are like saddles. What works for one guy may not work for the other.
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    I like the 661 Straits or Veggies - can't remember but they are pretty similar - I like to take them off and strap them onto the pack for long climbs but I just leave them on for shorter hills. Have hit the deck hard more than once and they took the impact.

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