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    Knee pads, 661 versus TLD T bones

    Anyone used either of these....
    a) TLD T bone pads - are they a hard cap, or just a soft gel? Hard to tell from the photos....
    b) 661 Metal Mulisha / Kyle Strait slim pads

    I am looking for something that i can wear on all day rides, as my current 661 race knee and shin pads wear holes in the back of my knees and are uncomfy, but I really want some knee pads that I can wear all day - as going for it on the DH is inate in me and I want some protection as bashing your knee is a nightmare!!

    Any advice? Anyone any experience with either? They are not open at the back, but are they comfy to wear on an XC/all mountain ride (4 hours?)....

    Thanks,

    ian

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    EVS nice & comfy, plastic knee cap internal plastic shin protection
    http://www.evs-sports.com/products/?prodCategory=2

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    661 tomcats

    Thumbs up on the 661 Tomcats. A little on the warm side, but for AM/XC rides below 80deg., I pretty much forget I'm wearing them. They stay in place, (so far) with zero chafing.

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    i got the t bones these ones

    there is a hard cap underneath the nylon. they are not removable like the 661s. I had the 661 race knee/shins and could not stand the sizing (sucked). so i opted for the tld's. awesome gaurd.. they are neoprene so they are a bit warm, but comfy enough to do some pedaling in. its got a elastic mesh behind the knee which hasnt bothered me so far. the sizing is also good. much better than 661 imo. one other thing that made me choose the tlds was the belt loops that hold the straps in place. the 661's dont have that. I had problems with the 661race shins because of the straps. the tlds also go almost half way down the shin so you get some extra protection.

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    the Troy Lee Design guards in the picture are backwards. anyways id go the 661 Kyle Strait guards. they hug your leg better and the strap area is larger so they dont get uncomfortable as quickly...

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    theres no left or right on the TLD guards. they also have full elastic straps unike 661 stuff. and it looks like theres no cut out behind the knee on the 661's.

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