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    inexpensive arm and knee/shin protection

    I am looking for a good set of elbow/forearm and knee/shin protectors on a budget. I'll need them for a few times each summer (as an alternative to nasty rentals at bike parks).

    I have it narrowed down to

    Sette Strike for $60: too cheap?!?

    Sette Impact for $83: looks good, but no reviews...

    Rock Garden Landing Zone w/MX shin guards for $70

    Rock Garden Landing Zone w regular/long shin guards for $80

    For the landing zone shin guards, it looks like the regular goes all the way to the ankle, MX goes mostly down the shin (and shortys don't really offer any shin protection). I think I'd be happy with MX style.

    Anything else good in this price range that I should be looking at? Are any of these pads junk? Gotta order soon, I'm going to diablo in a week and a half!

    Thanks!
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Six Pack
    Sette Impact for $83: looks good, but no reviews...
    Thanks!
    By the way, I like the plain dark look of these, compared to the white plastic on the rock gardens.
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    i have the lizard skins soft cell elbow/forearm ($30.60) pads and knee/shin pads ($41.25)...they have served me well for am/fr/dh...saved me more than once and still going strong...price match for cheaper i bet

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...hin+Guard.aspx

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...bow+Guard.aspx

    or just tape a few issues of mbuk on you shins....
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    man, if you want cheap you gotta go ghetto. duct tape some cut up pieces of carpet to your shins and forearms. works great.

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    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...r2+Leg+06.aspx
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Arm+Armor.aspx

    Picked these up a little while ago. They have treated me well so far.

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    '17 Hatchet Carbon
    '17 Troy Carbon
    '16 Django Carbon
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    those Landing Zones look pretty dope
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    Well since it doesnt look like you are going super cheap with the ones you posted above i would recomend the "THE storm" shin guards. Crazy comfortable and dont move and inch. You can get them on universalcycles.com for like $60. As for arms i dont know...i tried the fox extremes, arent horrible arent great. THE is also supposed to be coming out with storm arm gaurd which if they are anything like the shin gaurds will be the shizzat but i dont know when they are coming out.
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    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/130...-Leg-Armor.htm

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/130...-Arm-Armor.htm

    what i ride and i wouldn't want anything else. If your on a budget dont get the arms, ive never really needed them, but you may.

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    another vote for the lizard skins. good stuff, dirt cheap.

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    TLD: got these and love 'em

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...nee+Guard.aspx

    super comfortable, stay in place, light weight, good breathability, super cheap now too..

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    Roach or Sette

    I'd go for the Roach or Sette armor. I have both, both work awesome. Price is great, and most importantly you are not paying the extra $$ to have the FOX logo smeared on your gear. lol...

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    im looking into protection as well. id say roach. im looking into either their freeride or DH shin/knee armor. they're only 50$ at the moment?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak06
    I'd go for the Roach or Sette armor. I have both, both work awesome. Price is great, and most importantly you are not paying the extra $$ to have the FOX logo smeared on your gear. lol...
    Yeah, I didn't see any reviews on the sette stuff, did you use the impact line or the strike line? The impact looks like a little bit higher quality. As long as it isn't uncomfortable, I like the way it looks.

    I am about 5' 9", 160 ish lbs- would regular medium size be a good fit for me?

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    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    Roach DH's are one of the best out there, but note that they are hot....I've gone through at least 6 different types of pads from 661's to Fox and other brands. Roach/Race Face have been the best by far for me.

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    im goin with the roach fr for sure. they are really comfortable and they are only 45 bucks on pricepoint.com

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    here's a review of the lizardskins...if anyone is interested

    http://www.sicklines.com/reviews/liz...in-combo-pads/
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    4 busted condoms over your arms and legs - even if they're all previously used they are still less nasty than any rental gear.
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    I have gone thru a few Rockgardn LZ's, Roach, had an old set of Fox.. But by far the best i just got them are the TLD Lopes they rock bro and I am not a huge TLD fan type guy I mean I have a TLD D2 the Hot Wheels one cause I am a huge Hot wheels fan But anyway the Lopes are the Sh*t they are super comfy I dont mind them on long ass rides, I used to switch to my 661 Veggies for longer rides but not anymore and the 2 piece system is real nice too. They dont slide on me They just feel great and protect awesome too which is the most important but for me comfort is key, cause the LZ's give great protection but I could not keep them on for a long time and they were restrictive...But the Lopes really feel like my veggie shins with a hard shell I am not sure how the Lizard Skins are they seem similar but the 2 piece aspect od the Lopes are a real plus..
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    Check out Qbike, they will lead you to all kinds of great deals.....

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    I use these babies B2 Bombshell

    really light weight. Super vents,

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