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Post Knee guards
Finally decided to get some knee protection.
Not braces, just something to stop damage from knocks, etc.
Can I get away with cheap and nasty, or is it worth spending some extra money for something like the thor force or similar?
Anyone used the neoprene ones? How are they for ventilation?
As usual I don't have a million bucks to spend, was looking to buy online but don't want to end up with something that doesn't fit right. dontknow

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Tue 10 Apr, 2012 8:40 pm
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Post Re: Knee guards
i wear these and they have saved my knee caps from the odd mishap



http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/FXP ... guard-2012

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Tue 10 Apr, 2012 8:58 pm
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I use neoprene.Top sided bike on last RTCB ride,landed straight down on right knee.Didnt feel a thing.Waterblast after each ride as do get a little sweaty but find them super comfortable to wear.
www.amazon.com search PRYME BOOTLEG.
I got mine from a push bike shop in taringa.

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Tue 10 Apr, 2012 10:18 pm
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Post Re: Knee guards
Think mine are THOR ones i think, will check tomorrow but are realy good.(about 150/160?)

They stay put which is what you want.( no use if they have slid down away from you knee....plus it's a pain in the arse.)


Tue 10 Apr, 2012 10:30 pm
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Post Re: Knee guards
I got thor elbow and knee guards last time torpedo7 had a sale. Cost like $30 a set. I didn't like the idea of wearing them as I thought they would be bulky and uncomfortable but I hardly noticed them during the ride. Definatly a good idea.

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Wed 11 Apr, 2012 4:31 am
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Post Re: Knee guards
Get ones with the hard plastic on them.It saved my knee cap from getting ripped off a couple months ago


Wed 11 Apr, 2012 7:09 am
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Post Re: Knee guards
I wear cricket knee pads like these, they're awesome

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Sorry, that was just an excuse to post a pic of Lara Bingle.

I use 661 cheap knee pads. They've saved me from a few sticks and things. Just get something that has enough padding on the back. A friend bought some where the hard plastic piece slightly overhung the padding. When she crashed the plastic somehow come into contact with her thigh and appears to do more damage than if she hit the ground without the pads.

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Wes, She's got a head like a robbers dog...


Back on topic. I use the Thor Force guards. They have been good. Sometimes if you don't attached the large velcro fasteners to themselves correctly the velcro pins annoy the back of your leg. BangHead


Wed 11 Apr, 2012 8:17 am
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Post Re: Knee guards
Frank400 wrote:
Wes, She's got a head like a robbers dog...


Back on topic. I use the Thor Force guards. They have been good. Sometimes if you don't attached the large velcro fasteners to themselves correctly the velcro pins annoy the back of your leg. BangHead




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Wed 11 Apr, 2012 8:46 am
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Frank400 wrote:
Wes, She's got a head like a robbers dog...


Who's looking at her head?

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Wed 11 Apr, 2012 12:49 pm
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Post Re: Knee guards
http://evs-sports.com/product/knee-protection/option-kneeshin-guard/

Got these today, pretty comfortable with a neoprene pad around the top strap.
$30, felt better than the others I tried on. Will see how they feel while riding on the weekend.
Cheers for the replies people.

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Wed 11 Apr, 2012 1:26 pm
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Post Re: Knee guards
i'm thinking DD silicon implants both knees...the only problem will be trying to stop TRA devos fondleing my knees.


Wed 11 Apr, 2012 4:18 pm
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knee guards -fox pod knee brace - leatt neck brace , there a bit more coin but well worth it !! the cheap shit will do the job for little get off s , but you only have to have a big come off , and there worth the extra $$$

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