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    Recommend a 'summer' or XC set of light armor

    Dag.
    I rode the Burner yesterday and fell 2 times pretty badly. One off to the side and roll, one over the top, almost kissing a rock, not the mention the knee damage. (But it was a fine ride all the same )
    I haven't fallen badly in 3 seasons and made me think about wearing my Roach armor again. But they're so hot to wear in the summer, being the heavy duty full coverage product that it is.

    Would you recommend a cooler, lighter set for me? Even the XC here is very rocky.

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    It's carbon dontcha know.
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    You could go for some of the 661 EVO pads, bendy "intelligent foam" which hardens at impact.

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    I have used Dainese pads for the last two summer trip to the alps - didn't find them too hot or sweaty despite temperature from 28 to 34 C

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    rockgardn knee pads (lz shorty), and a 661 roost guard should do ya well.
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    I use 15-y/o rollerblade knee pads & RF/Roach Rally full length arm pads.
    Forearms and elbows are landing gear. It only takes one unexpected fall to rip em up. Also when you don't have the armor to rely on, you can't count on using your arms to spread or redirect the impact. You're protecting your arms by sacrificing everything else including your shoulders/collarbone.

    Heat sux but scabs suck more.

    Knee pads b/c sooner or later I slip/wheelspin on a climb and slam my knee into the shifters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasea04
    rockgardn knee pads (lz shorty)
    I just ordered these... I think DW recommended them in a post?... will report back when I try them. Have had bad luck with knees

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    661 evo knee pads

    http://chainreactioncycles.com/Model...?ModelID=24926

    pricey but so sweet and comfy
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    Race Face Zero Lightweight Protection

    Havn't tried it but it looks promising.

    http://www.raceface.com/apparel/protection/8/
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    I have used dainesse for the las 5 years and wear them all the time they are comfortable and cool.
    If i am hitting larger stuff or dhing i wear my raceface pads which are big heavy and sweaty but will stop any impacts ,they are just too hot to wear for xc/trail.

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    D2. Rock Gardn Trailstar. TLD T-Bone knees. Oakley carbon gloves.
    All about the ride

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    661 KS Knee pads

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    661 KS Knee work well, easy pedal. Looking for elbow pads after my recent mishap. Either KS or Evo(pricy).

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    661 Kyle Strait knee pads are great - I am still experimenting with arm / elbow pads since my race face ones slid down my arm upon impact last time I crashed contributing to some serious rash / blood.

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    I ordered a set of EVOs from [email protected] yesterday. He wears them, so I'll give them a spin. The videos about the material are pretty cool on youtube.
    Thanks for your input!
    We told you 650b rocks! Riding converted RFX for years!

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    It's carbon dontcha know.
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    A buddy of mine crashed pretty hard last weekend while at Diablo, the octagonal imprints left on his knee where the foam had hardened on impact were pretty cool

    Hope you like them, hope you don't need to use them too often

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    I've been wearing the xc lite evo knees quite a bit lately and "using" them. I've had one minor abrasion from them sliding off, the small size needs to be smaller for me. I'm happy with the protection and looking forward to more similar products.

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