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    Knee Pads for XC

    sorry if this has been asked before but ...Ive recently hurt my knee (again) and I normally ride XC but I do go places where is a bit more mountainous and technical (more rocks and such)...and I need some knee pads that I can ride in but aren't so bulky..but protect me as well..what do you suggest?
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    Same here a bit. I went to sport authority store and bought knee pads kina thin for 8 bucks.

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    Six Six One makes an evo knee pad in varying thicknesses (so do others). Pick the amount of protection you want. I find the thinner stuff to be only a little more than scuff guards. But every little bit helps

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    G Form pads work for me. Light, and not bulky at all.
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    Far less bulky then my Lizard Skins, which are not too bad to pedal in, for what it's worth. But hard shell pads are huge overkill for XC.

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    661, TLD, Fox, RaceFace, POC etc all make decent kneepads, some might not be too bulky for XC.
    How much protection do you want, and what is "too bulky"?

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    do you use the 661 evo?
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    well..I use to have some fox launch pads w/ shin guards and even tho I liked em...it seemed to be a bit much..I know they make shortys in those..so thats what I was leaning toward.
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    there are times I am riding more than XC...some of the places I go have alot of rocks and such...kinda mountainous..but there are times I need some more protection...but I am also riding some long distances as well.

    I got some rock gardn pads that seem to be a bit bulky...maybe I just have to get use to em.
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    I have tried 661 but have the new iXS Barrecloth now and they are awesome!

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    do you have any trouble riding in the pads?...what kind of riding do you do?
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    No trouble at all, Minnesota riding, trees, cross country

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    661 but have the new iXS Barrecloth
    Never heard o.f it. Where do u find it?

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    Hans Rey wears them. Unreal cycles.

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    id try 661 evo, poc, or g form. all light and thin.

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    Another g form vote here. You don't even really notice them with all the pedaling us XC guys do.
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    I have used]d 661s for many years. I just got POC 2.0s last week and they are really nice. They offer more side knee protection
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    661 Evo Lite XC for XC riding.....There are bigger pads for bigger applications but these are pretty sweet for XC.

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    Depending on how much coverage you are looking for, these may work for you.
    Knee Caps / Men's / Arc'teryx
    I know it isn't the same but i have walked hundreds of miles in them here in Afghanistan. They are the best kneepad I've ever worn and see no reason they wouldn't work on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturally Aspirated View Post
    Another g form vote here. You don't even really notice them with all the pedaling us XC guys do.
    I just picked up a set of g-forms for my long board riding. I was thinking they would work great on a bike as well. They have a nice compression effect on the knees and feel really comfortable with no binding or rubbing in my first ride.

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    Ive got some 661 Rhythm Knee / Shin Guards work great quite thin but feel like i could land on stone and still be able to get up......cost was £32 which i thought was reasonable .and they give me great protection yet remain comfortable....i did buy some thicker knee pads ( name escapes me but well known make) but found they made my knee cap feel like it was about to pop off after a couple of hours riding so not brilliant

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    I have 661 EVO (too hot for summer) EVO lites, not bad but need a size smaller and gforms, nice and light, don't know there on. However ripped them trying to pull them up while riding since they slipped. Can't decide whether to replace or not. I only used them @ 1/2 dozen times.Going to try some others on this weekend.

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