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Offline ellpee

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Knee and elbow protection.
« on: December 09, 2016, 08:22:23 PM »
Hey guys, just a query about what everyone is using for knee and elbow protection.

If so what brands and your thoughts??

Pros and cons if you may.

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Offline CKaos

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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 09:18:00 AM »
I tend to use skin - with mixed results.  It works the best when you stay on!

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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2016, 12:00:35 PM »
Im using G-forms for my knees. Nothing for my elbows.

The g forms are light, but the padding which goes from soft to hard when you crash has started to peel off. Took about 2 years for that to happen though.

If you buy kneepads, try to get one which has a hole at the back of your leg, as the scrunching from the material isn't comfortable.

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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2016, 12:48:40 PM »
Cheers Nate, yeah only tend to damage my knees so something is better than nothing.
Or I could slow down to everyone else's speed.


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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2016, 01:18:44 PM »
Lee - I use fox launch pro guards which I find great.
Excellent hard shell protection on knees and elbows and they have saved me on a number of occasions.
Mate and I have similar falls at buxton and I lived to ride another day and he was off for a month with knee issues.

for me its not a matter of if I fall but when - so a good insurance policy!!!

 

Offline Stitch

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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2016, 06:08:47 PM »
Lee - I use POC VPD knee pads and POC VPD air elbow pads

Once I had worn them in, I don't notice that i have them on, even after a 3-4 hour ride

Pluses: durable, light and flexible. Sizing guide on POC website is good.

Cons: Pricey (shop around on ebay), Australian importer doesn't support local retailers every well.

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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2016, 08:07:48 PM »
And i still havent learnt my lesson Daz.
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Offline ellpee

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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2016, 08:09:51 PM »
And i still havent learnt my lesson Daz.


Assuming you're the mate Daz was referring to..




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Offline Brossie (Tim)

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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2016, 08:21:45 AM »
True. But i have had two crashes in the last 12 months that have busted up my knee, putting off the bike for a few week's. Think its about time i get some knee pads. Some good suggestions above.
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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2016, 04:48:39 PM »
I've also got POC VPD air for elbows. And 661 pads for knees. I mainly use them when riding more aggressive places like Buller, you yangs. But I see Chris had an awful knee injury at Red Hill and is getting plastic surgery so they're always justified...

I suggest try on, don't buy online, fit is so important. Apparently my left arm is weeny vs right arm :-) as the left elbow guard slips down a little. They're super comfy.
I like the fancy technology that is soft to wear but hardens on impact too. Very comfy.

There's a shop in Thredbo with an excellent POC range, but I don't imagine that helps much....actually from memory, ATC up at Buller village has a good range to try on too.

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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 08:28:46 PM »
And i still havent learnt my lesson Daz.
I said a mate!!! ;D

Offline Poppy (Nick)

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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2016, 07:26:17 AM »
Check out mash factory outlet. Fox enduring and launch pro pads at discounted prices.


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Re: Knee and elbow protection.
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 11:00:43 AM »
I bought POC knees, hated them. Hot, didn't offer much protection from size/frame knocks and didn't stay in place when I really needed them too resulting in blood and tears.
Bought 661 long DH, not a fan. Didn't stay in place.

I have a few sets of fox knees in varying degrees of condition.
For pedal up riding I use the fox "Enduro" sleeves. Not alot of protection but will stop most of the gravel rash. For shuttles I use fox launch knees and POC elbows.
Size, protection and staying put are my priorities for shuttles.
Size and longer term comfort for pedalling.
I vary my kit depending on the terrain, eg. rocks, gravity and which bike.
The DH bike brings out full kit. Full face, neck brace, back protector, hard knee and elbow armour.
The Enduro bike, knees and sometimes elbows.
The Trail/XC, Eh? Pads? Htfu.

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