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    Elbow protection

    I got taken out by a car a few months ago commuting and the scrape/ulcer on my elbow took a while to heal. It's still a bit raw/sensitive but good enough. I went over the bars today and scraped my elbow (luckily the opposite one) but am wondering if elbow protection is worth it for someone who doesn't ride aggressive enough to fall that often. I imagine it gets pretty hot and sweaty and moves around a bit. But maybe it would be worth it for me for a couple months while I get used to my new bike and while my elbow fully heals. Any recommendations if you think it would be worth it?

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    Dianese trailskins. Light, breathe good and stay in place pretty good

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    I have some stretchy elbow pads that are like a thick neoprene with an extra layer over the elbow. They wouldn't offer the same protection as a full pad but they'd be better than nothing and once they are on you forget they are there. Thin enough to be worn under clothing too. Something like that might do for protection against scuffs and scrapes.

    This is the knee version of the pads I have.

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    I have not found a set of elbow pads that didn't get hot, so I opt for more protection and wear the 661 comp Six Six One Comp Forearm Elbow Guards | Backcountry.com truthfully I don't wear them unless I am riding harder trails.

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    Thanks for the replies. I would only toss them on when I'm riding technical stuff trails w/ lots of rock gardens. But it gets so hot and humid here, that maybe I'm better off just getting an occasional scrape / contusion once or twice a year. I'm more concerned hitting my head, face or coming down hard on a shoulder

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