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    Knee warmer confusion.

    I was given a set of Pearl Izumi knee warmers for Christmas and I can't seem to figure out how to keep the darn things up. They keep sliding down my legs, they seem to be the right size, whats the trick to wearing these things?
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    Upper end under the legs of your shorts.

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    I got that but the things still won't stay up. Do I need to tape velcro to my thighs?
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    Mine have silicon grippers that seem to help but slipping down seems to be a continuing problem. That's all I've got.

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    I got PI knee warmers a while back and couldn't get them to stay up either. They really should have gripper strips.

    I solved the problem by adding my own silicone gripper strips...http://forums.mtbr.com/8598303-post5.html.

    Haven't had a problem since adding the strips and I highly recommend it.

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    Excellent tip.

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    Had same issue with my cannondale warmers. They slip some but pulling them higher on the thighs and under the shorts helps.

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    I've found that having the bottom elastic sit not quite so far down the leg helps quite a bit.

    I always had mine stretched out too far and they would always pull down from under my shorts until I adjusted the bottom elastic just a little higher.

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    yep, I messed with mine a bit last year and found the same thing - run the top farther than I think should be necessary under the shorts and run the bottom a little higher than I think ought to be necessary so they aren't stretched out lengthwise at rest.

    Mine are just the Trek ones my LBS carries. once I figured that part out they worked fine.

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    Knee warmers are for the knees. They should not extend any more than a few inches below the knee (above the calf-muscle). Knee warmers are, generally, used in mild weather (50F-60F, think spring). If you want more coverage get some leg warmers. They are full length and generally for temps. from 40F-50F, Anything lower than 40F in the winter, I recommend insulted bib shorts, leggings, or leg warmers. Also, over-the calf wool socks (Darn Tough is my choice). Good luck and stay warm. Sub-freezing temps. call for generous outer layers of neoprene and base layers of wool.

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    I'm glad its suposed to be 78 tomorrow here in phx

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    Quote Originally Posted by K3N View Post
    I'm glad its suposed to be 78 tomorrow here in phx
    Woot PHX! No warmers needed here. Night riding rules in the AZ.

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    I've not had a chance to test the knees warmers, might end up returning them to REI.
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