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    Knee pads?

    Hi all,

    I'm curious to know what most of you are using these days.

    I've gone through a few pairs already; Fox and Daniese (their ratchet system) and now use G-form. They all seem to start slipping eventually.

    I'm thinking of getting another new pair. Which do you suggest? I want them to be ultra light and have good coverage (ideally a knee/shin combo).

    Thanks

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    If only there were a subforum to discuss Protection and Apparel for mountain biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARandomBiker View Post
    If only there were a subforum to discuss Protection and Apparel for mountain biking.
    They need one!

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    These days I'm wearing Troy Lee 5400's. They have a hard shell, moderate coverage and are pretty comfy. I've worn lighter pads and more substantial pads too. Depending on how much protection you want, pick one to try.

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    I'm a big fan of ixs flow pads. Very comfortable to pedal in, offer really good protection despite not being hardshell and rarely readjust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARandomBiker View Post
    If only there were a subforum to discuss Protection and Apparel for mountain biking.
    might you have a link??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    might you have a link??
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    Ultra light and good coverage? Not sure if that truly exists. I guess it defines how you define good. Most of the ultra light just don't offer enough protection for me when I chose to wear pads.

    I really like Raceface Ambush. I have tested them properly a time or few. Went OTB off a big drop, huge hit. Quite sure I would have shattered my knee cap had I not had them on. I wear them rugged trail and DH bike parks. You don't have to take your shoes off to get them on so they are easy off on long climbs.

    I do have a pair of Alpine Star Paragon elbow pads, they stretched pretty quickly, I should have ordered a size smaller as I was on the cusp anyways. Plus they run a bit large. I have had a crash and they did their job, surprisingly cool to wear. If you are just needing something for xc light trail you might give them a try. At $40 no huge loss to if they don't work out.
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    I'd try tld speed, I use the elbow sleeve and like it a lot! my knee pads are ixs carve but not even close to be ultra light

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    Race Face Ambush. Comfy. Good protection. Goes on without taking off shoes.

    I'm on year 3 with my first pair. I ride year round. I'll buy another pair when these ones wear out.
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    I prefer pads with straps like 661 comp or Fox Launch, instead of sleeve type. I find the sleeve type too hot.

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