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Old 03-23-2009, 03:19 PM   #41
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because i like to look like a gangster.RISKAYYYY

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jk jk they look crazy on the outside of my pantalones...
but i will be buying some soon : )
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:25 PM   #42
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I bought mine from Javi. They are a little more expensive but they seem to be very stiff/ hard and they fit nicely, very comfortable. They have four velcro straps, the shin is very protected. I believe Icon makes them. If we touch one person with this and they get some, then you have made progress. Great post Brandt.
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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.

you calling me a horse ??? ....and yeah while i dont think theyre "cute" i have worn knee pads on the last 2 back roads rides ive done since i went down.....thank you very mucho...
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befor didn't think about it, but thanks to the members on MH, dont leave home without 'em.


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chics dig scars. and besides those knee pads would look silly showing with the big holes in my pants.
Go buy some new pants you cheap !
Next time I see you wearing that raggity I'm gonna rip em even more
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:00 PM   #46
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i dont know where to get baggy pants anyways so i guess i will wear them over my pantalones and your ****er can suck it muah
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i'm getting some before i get back on the bike... if i can - get back on the bike that is.
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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 ...now that ive been down, with no knee pads i understand the importance. sometimes it takes that too for people to get it. and yes near 4 mos later my knees still give me ....wish i woulda had em on...all i can say is wear em people.... good post brandt.
+ a bazillion to your whole response!

3 months and 2 weeks and my knee is still giving me problems, the bone is healed, but i think there's something else going on... once the new insurance gets the letter of coverage from the old one, i'm going to physical therapy!

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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.
it is. that's what did my knee in. the rolling didn't do anything but annoy me.
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it is. that's what did my knee in. the rolling didn't do anything but annoy me.
I can do without the tumbling and rolling. It sucks even worse whenever you see you bike doing cartwheels in the distance like I did a year ago But I had my leathers on and didn't get a SCRATCH on me Wrecking is against the rules at trackdays apparently so I follow all the rules now
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I ride with the Icon ones. Had them for a year then bought riding pants with integral knee pads. The slopped all over and I took them out and went back to the Icons. They stay secure and gentle floor tests between the Icons and the riding pants: Icons no problem from standing to impact, integral ouch from 1 foot bent leg to impact. I recommend the shin gard but even the knee only will help (roller hockey experience).
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I wear them NOW- even though ppl laugh at my 'fat knees'
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:42 PM   #51
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I'm in the same boat with the people saying it doesn't fit underneath my jeans.
That's why I went the route of the A* Bionic Knee Pads - they go over the pants; CG has them, I bet Motorcycles Unlimited can get them fir a better price.
They're bulky and somewhere between knee pads and offroad knee braces, but they have 3 main advatages over knee pads, IMO:
1. Considerably better protection. Not only do they protect the cap, they also keep the (lower part of te) leg from moving sideways this reducing fracture risk.
2. Unlike k-p, they also have a strap to secure *above* knees. There's no such thing on most k-ps.
3. I can put them over any pants, any size, this increasing the likelihood of wearing. The best of gear is worthless if you don't wear it.

Y'all should consider it. As an added bonus to me the more people buy it the less I look like Robocop's idiot cousin
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I been riding with mine on into work the past two days. Actually, they probably kept me a bit warmer this morning cause it was a bit chilly. They don't bother me at all. I'm gonna start wearing them EVERY time I go out on the bike. I got the AVS(?) EVS (?) brand. I forgot.
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I wear mine whenever I ride, I feel naked without them.
We keep the Alpinestars Reflex knee pads in stock.
Picked up a pair of these today. Fit very nice and seem to be very solid for the money. Less than $30 bucks to save some serious knee shredding is a no brainer to me.
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If you have to put these knee pads on, why not wear your leathers? Go one more step for safety. You got helmet, gloves, jacket, boots, knee pads, why not make it leather to complete the package? I don't wear it because I ain't got one besides, they don't fit under my jeans. Kudos to anyone that wear gears.
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I prefer to wear leather pants under my over-size FUBU Jeans. I even zip the jacket and pants together.

On the street, I also wear a back protector.

Now, I also wear the alpinestars shin/knee guards.

At the track, I wear knee pads under my leathers for extra cushioning.

I dress like I'm suiting up for football (but at 100+ mph)

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Old 04-08-2009, 01:00 AM   #57
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Bought some A*'s after my first forest ride and I def feel much better protected. But like some of you others have said, I don't wear them on quick runs or daily commute.

Still have gear left over from my cycling days and on long trips I sometimes wear those shorts with the padded crotch/ under my jeans. With the shorts, kneepads and cruiser boots, I had to buy some boot fit jeans one size larger and longer.

Now it all fits perfect.
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I wear Bohn Armour Pants at all times when I'm on the bike. In addition to knee pads they have hip, thigh, and tailbone pads as well. I figure they will at least reduce the severity of an injury in case of a crash.

There's a saying the Chinese use concerning motorcycles.

In a car there's steel covering flesh. On a bike there's flesh covering steel.

I will cover my flesh that covers the steel.


On a side note I've seen a couple of wrecks on the street where knee pads saved the person from more injury. I think that your knees are way worth more than $20. Most of us spend that on lunch or something. Worth every penny invested.
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