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Old 01-04-2011, 02:19 AM   #21
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Dude we ride tonight and this guy with us hit the wall on 610. He had knee lads on and could have gone down. Knee pads saved him fir sure!!! I am def gonna make the investment..
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:09 AM   #22
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i have gone down on i10 with the alpine stars, they held up great in a 45 50 mph crash. the only problem was they moved and i got road rash on one knee the size of a quarter. so in the future i wore the left on the right leg and the right on the left leg...... they have more protection between the legs, i felt i needed more protection on the outside. if you buy a set u will see.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:29 PM   #24
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Dude we ride tonight and this guy with us hit the wall on 610. He had knee lads on and could have gone down. Knee pads saved him fir sure!!! I am def gonna make the investment..
, I'm glad he's okay. Were you guys at the Eldridge and I-10 gas station at one point around 6pm?
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:03 AM   #25
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, I'm glad he's okay. Were you guys at the Eldridge and I-10 gas station at one point around 6pm?
Nah that wasn't us. You need to come and ride my Harley to the next meet. It's in the Garage waiting for you
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:08 AM   #26
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Dude we ride tonight and this guy with us hit the wall on 610. He had knee lads on and could have gone down. Knee pads saved him fir sure!!! I am def gonna make the investment..

I was behind him, his knee rammed the wall, tore his pants up, but he regained control and continued without stopping. Without pads he would have went down and/or shattered bones.

And yes I know it's a Cool story bro
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:04 AM   #27
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I always wear knee pads. I've seen the results many times first hand when a rider goes down without them.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:53 AM   #28
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I wear the cheap Shift ones. I havent had to test them yet. I need to get some good leathers, but these help in the mean time.
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:06 PM   #29
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Knee armor is probably the most under-rated peice of equipment.

I can attest that it should be worn, with helmet and gloves. besides, once you get used to wearing them, they get comfy, and worn all day at work. :P


I WOULD highly recommend actually going to several different shops, and trying on different sets. Just like a properly fitting helmet, knee armor should be sample fitted, prior to riding. If they cant stay in place, and can roll around your leg, or slide up and down, find a different size, style or manufacturer of them.

my scenario is that i have bird legs..the adult size is to wide/large for the securing device, and the childrens knee pads are a perfect fit, yet arent long enough, and the retention devices arent long enough to wrap/snap around in place.

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Knee armor is probably the most under-rated peice of equipment.

I can attest that it should be worn, with helmet and gloves. besides, once you get used to wearing them, they get comfy, and worn all day at work. :P


I WOULD highly recommend actually going to several different shops, and trying on different sets. Just like a properly fitting helmet, knee armor should be sample fitted, prior to riding. If they cant stay in place, and can roll around your leg, or slide up and down, find a different size, style or manufacturer of them.
What kind have you tried and what do you currently use? Can you share your personal experience?

I've settled on the Thor force knee protector because of the specific protection and features it has. I'm planning to purchase it in march but still looking for alternatives. Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:29 AM   #31
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I have the Icon knee/shin ones and I feel naked and scared now when I don't wear them. They are comfortably worn in conjunction with AStars SMX boots. The entire lower leg gets covered. I will say this...if you wear them for over an hour, make sure you wear long tube socks. I rode for over 5 hrs this weekend and I have blisters from the velcro straps on the backs of my calves.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:34 AM   #32
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I want those Icon ones that wrap around the leg. they look comfy as and looks like they would stay put. Alot of ppl down icon, but I think they are a good brand, and affordable for us non-rich, non-sunday riders lol
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:19 AM   #33
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I have tried the Aplinestars Reflex and these Thor Quadrant.

The Thor ones fitted better so that's what I wear under my draggin jeans. I also wear these as you can never wear too much protection.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:14 PM   #34
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I have the alpine reflex ones and wear them in reverse order. Feels ccomfortable and gives me peace of mind under my jeans.
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out of all the ones i've tried on, the Icon ones are the only ones that didn't move at all while I was wearing them. They are a little more expensive, but what's the going rate for a new patella these days?
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