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Old 07-23-2009, 04:51 PM   #141
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Full leathers have the knee pucks, knee pads(solid plastic) and shin guards in place(the ones I wear)

If you attempt to wear your knee/shin guards under your leathers I dont think you'll be able to move very well.

And its an ankle supression brace.
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OK....after reading this thread & enjoying those happy war wound photos I ran down to see the guys at STX and added ICON elbow pads and vest to my ICON knee pads. The juice just ain't worth the squeeze when it comes to riding in a t-shirt and jeans....
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:42 AM   #144
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I used to wear knee pads called Harbingers. They're soft on the outside so they don't wear you pants out instantly if you accidently touch your knee to the ground. They're made for skateboarding so they're not as expensive as some moto brands. They were the kind that slipped on your leg with no straps, were pretty comfortable but they made you sweat your legs off. I can't seem to find mine but I definately would steal another pair, just got laid off.
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I mean they are like 20 bux. I have seen 2 people now, in the last 3 months or so, that have wrecked without knee pads. One of the broke thier arm and chipped thier knee cap. guess what? The arm is fine now and they are still limping.

90% of teh time I have them on. Im tellin ya man, broken bones will heal up, but tear up your knee and that's gonna take some time. It may never be right again.

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so 90 /per cent means that your very smart. the othjer 10/ percent your a da.
yea point takin just sayin 10per is good i just like 100 better

if your gona preach , be 100 per,cent
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:46 AM   #146
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so 90 /per cent means that your very smart. the othjer 10/ percent your a da.
yea point takin just sayin 10per is good i just like 100 better

if your gona preach , be 100 per,cent
If I said 100%, I'd be lying. Because I count riding around the block, to warm the chain, as part of that 10%, as well as, running to the corner store.

And BTW...I'm not preaching...I'm just saying.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:51 PM   #147
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:19 PM   #148
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i wear my knee pads everytime!!

they save my caps, when i layed my shyt down last week

but im ok
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:26 PM   #149
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It just so happens that I've been thinking really hard lately about kneepads. I was actually going to go look at some this last weekend when I found this thread. I went today and bought some. I read reviews of the Icon and A*. The Icons are $60! The reviews of the A* were less than wonderful. I went to look at them this afternoon, and the two places that the review said were the faults of the A* were already messing up on a brand new pair just from people trying them on. The threads that hold the vinyl flexible part to the kneecap cover were already wearing out/coming loose, and the soft part of the velcro was already fraying and fuzzy. Also, although the flexible straps and nice and comfy, they are very weak (IMO) and they wouldn't hold anything well in a crash. I saw another pair from EVS and tried them on. To me, they are more comfortable than the A* and they're only $20! I can't find the digital camera to get pics of the actual kneepads, but here's one from the EVS site.

2009 EVS Option Knee Guards

IMO they are much higher quality than the A* and more durable. The flex strip between the kne cap and shin protector is riveted on, not sewn and the velcro is MUCH more heavier duty. Also, I paid under $20 out the door for them. I'll be rockin these every time I ride now.
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I just got my first set for the forest run on Sunday. The Icon Field Armor ones. I liked them better since the knee floats a little more freely. Works well under jeans and was comfortable wearing for 6-7 hours.

Honestly, I have been riding for about 18 years and I just never thought about it. The first mention I ever saw suggesting it was Matt's post for Sunday's run suggesting minimum gear. My wife and I thank you Matt! Before that it was all basic MSF gear suggestions: helmet, boots, jackett, etc. Nice being part of a responsible community finally. I will not be leaving the house without them now.

QUESTION: Are they supposed to smell like a$$ after 1 day through the forest, heat, rain and gravel?

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I'm sure your wife has a mesh lingerie bag or pick one up at Walmart or Target. I got one at Target and toss my knee pads in there and throw them in the washer and dryer.
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I just got my first set for the forest run on Sunday. The Icon Field Armor ones. I liked them better since the knee floats a little more freely. Works well under jeans and was comfortable wearing for 6-7 hours.

Honestly, I have been riding for about 18 years and I just never thought about it. The first mention I ever saw suggesting it was Matt's post for Sunday's run suggesting minimum gear. My wife and I thank you Matt! Before that it was all basic MSF gear suggestions: helmet, boots, jackett, etc. Nice being part of a responsible community finally. I will not be leaving the house without them now.

QUESTION: Are they supposed to smell like a$$ after 1 day through the forest, heat, rain and gravel?
The pics and stories of the ground down knee cap's got me realllly interested in knee protection. I picked up a pair of the Alpine star ones and they work fine under my field shear jeans...
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I'm sure your wife has a mesh lingerie bag or pick one up at Walmart or Target. I got one at Target and toss my knee pads in there and throw them in the washer and dryer.
You know my wife?
I used my helmet cleaner which worked quite well. Not a bad idea at all though.
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I wear mines all the time I ride and of course they are Alpinestar and they are not so bad when you wear them.
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Ormand, I have the EVS brand and I like them, go try some on and see what ya like.
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Ormand, I have the AVS brand and I like them, go try some on and see what ya like.
link? I couldn't find anything when I googled..do they sell it @ cycle gear?
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My mistake dood, I meant EVS, sorry its late.
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My mistake dood, I meant EVS, sorry its late.
http://www.evs-sports.com/

Cool - thanks Seems like they offer a lot more choices and are cheaper to boot. I'll swing by Cycle Gear tomorrow and have a look at what they have. When I bought my gear, they suggested knee pads and had some for $60 - forget the brand.

I'm going to look even more retarded putting these on and taking these off in the gym locker room but that's ok lol Even babies need knee protection...

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I'm going to look even more retarded putting these on and taking these off in the gym locker room but that's ok
No, you'll look like a if you wear them while wearing shorts
*Cough* OMEGA *Cough* lol
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