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Old 03-22-2009, 11:14 PM   #21
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i made the dumbest mistake went and bought knee pads. was getting ready to go ride got dressed and forgot to put them on so instead of going back in the house and putting them on i said what the i'll be ok.....2 hours later i went down didnt get any road rash but knee still hurts if i step on it wrong and i still have huge knot on it.......lesson learned
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:18 PM   #22
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That's why if I wipe out, I try to land on my back
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I just want them to take that initial blow. If they stay in place, thats just a bonus. Its probably the initial impact that causes the most damage.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:20 PM   #25
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If they stay in place, thats just a bonus.
Word, but I don't wanna rely on that "bonus" factor anymore.
I wanna be confident that they will do their job and do it well

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Its probably the initial impact that causes the most damage.
Thats probably true. The initial impact (voluntary) definately puts a hole in your jeans
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I know of 3 separate people who've gone down with them and had them stay in place.
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Oh, and if you have chicken legs, go with the youth sizes as they will fit better, thats what I did after I got rid of my adult sized ones
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knee pads are for gays i have brass knees. lol but look at this guys knee. owch
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:31 AM   #30
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I have knee pads. I don't wear them because they don't fit under some of my jeans. (Might be a girl thing?) My leather pants have knee pads built in and I like that, but when the weather is hot I don't wear leathers either. We all know the risk of throwing our leg over that bike, gear or no.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:33 AM   #31
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i wear 'em, they really came in handy when i use to have my fiddy...now i just got used to riding with them...on the street that is...do ya'll wear 'em at the track too?
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I have knee pads. I don't wear them because they don't fit under some of my jeans. (Might be a girl thing?) My leather pants have knee pads built in and I like that, but when the weather is hot I don't wear leathers either. We all know the risk of throwing our leg over that bike, gear or no.


I know a girl that complains about them too. I guess it's cuz yall care what ya look like when you ride. I said, get baggy pants! But she said .

O well. You can lead a horse to water, but ya..... well you know the rest.
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I had bought some bionic knee pads those are like freaking armor, but they did not fit right. They cut the circulation on my thigh when I went out riding. I returned them and havnt found any that fit right. I guess Im too fat hahaha...
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sometimes a little education rules the nation......i had never thought about knee pads....and no one had really ever mentioned them. all i ever saw was make sure you wear a helmet, gloves and jacket so i thought i was covered ...
I thought the same. Now, I wear riding pants and knee pads almost anywhere I go. I do have to admit I sometimes wear jeans and no knee pads, if its somewhere short or what not, but I feel naked the entire time.

I guess the second thing is that since you are just going to the store, or to lunch, and not going to ride aggressively, you don't think you are going to take a spill, so you lag on protection.
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I had bought some bionic knee pads those are like freaking armor, but they did not fit right. They cut the circulation on my thigh when I went out riding. I returned them and havnt found any that fit right. I guess Im too fat hahaha...
Try the Reflex, less expensive / less bulky.
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I feel naked when I'm not wearing my leathers. they've got the padding built into the knee and shin.. ofcourse the main objective is to not go down.. but sometimes as we all know.. happens.
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I was motosplorin the other day on the mini and hit a big branch.
Popped up and slammed me in the knee/shin.
Of course, I had my trusty knee pads on, soo no problems.

They don't fit good under most my jeans, but they fit great under my riding pants.
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I usually wear them but they are a pain to put on under my jeans.

I really need to get some leather pants or overpants with knee protection so suggestions welcome.
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