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    Young, Shawn Young
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    Just curious what everyone is using for arm and shin protection. Body armor? Something light weight and not to stiff? Able to wear in the hot summer months is a must. Hit me with some suggestions.
    My bud got pretty shredded up yesterday and it got me thinking about preserving this old body of mine.
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    Don't fall?? LOL
    In all seriousness though, been riding her for almost 10yrs and never needed armor. BUT where are you riding, north or south? Big difference in terrain.

    I know Nurse_Ben will wear shin/knee pads on occasion but not something that is regularly needed in the north unless you are doing big AM type lines. For summer riding, definitely want something on the thinner side, heard good things about the POC lines as being pretty breathable, and also the Kali Protectives.

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    I ride all over depending on my mood. Don't fall is good advice and I try to adhere to that but sometimes. ... .we all wreck, I have just decided to cover up a bit )))

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    "Im just going to explore a little bit..."

    Dont make me be the bad guy...

    Do I need a pass to ride this trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmon View Post
    I ride all over depending on my mood. Don't fall is good advice and I try to adhere to that but sometimes. ... .we all wreck, I have just decided to cover up a bit )))

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    Very true... so maybe "Don't fall...better?!"

    Riding in Vegas area or up near Reno??? Again, terrain is very different.

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    I ride in Vegas, and during my more rowdier days i wore these year round, up and down and never felt hot or uncomfortable. (i dont think they make these anymore)

    linky1

    But now being 45 and coming back from a knee surgery, i have been wearing these and really like them, comfy to wear all day and year round.

    linky2

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    I use the Gform knee pads, super flexible, stay put and are pretty thin, breath, and flexible. They have a knee/shin guard too I might get next time. Also elbow and everywhere else I see looking at the website. https://g-form.com/shop-sport/bike

    The knee pads have saved me quite a few times at the Burbs, if you know the sharp rocks up there!
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