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 Post subject: Knee and Shin Guards
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Location: Brentwood
Hi,

I know there's a post on this a little further down the page but I thought i'd get some advise on knee and or shin pads.

I thought it was about time I stopped buying bits for the bike and brought some bits that would stop me hurting myself lol

I have a budget of about £60 and will mostly be using them for DH/FR but will also use them in the summer for some Trail/XC so the question is do I buy Knee and shin together
(Something like this http://www.evanscycles.com/products/six ... s-ec034283)
or do I buy them separate
(http://www.evanscycles.com/products/six ... s-ec034285
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/six ... s-ec034287)
or would you just go for knees.

I was looking at 661 but if you know any other that are better for about the same price, suggestions would be appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: Knee and Shin Guards
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:12 pm 
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I would go with the knee and shin all in one less hassle. I picked up the nukeproof knee and shin guards last summer and they have saved me a few times. Everyone raves about the 661s but the nukeproof have that important ride and forget factor.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=68524

have you checked out the lopes tld ones

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=25230


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 Post subject: Re: Knee and Shin Guards
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Location: Dovercourt
I have knee and knee/shin combos but only wear the knee/shin pads if riding dh or its really cold.


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 Post subject: Re: Knee and Shin Guards
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Location: braintree , and leytonstone
I wear my knee shin combo for xc and dh/fr

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 Post subject: Re: Knee and Shin Guards
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:03 am 
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I've been looking at the "one industries" knee and shin to replace my nukeproofs

I might order them and the lopes ones from crc and send back which ever I dislike

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 Post subject: Re: Knee and Shin Guards
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:39 am 
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From experience I would just go for knee pads. The only damage you can do to your shins is from your pedals anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Knee and Shin Guards
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:55 am 
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Which is a lot hence the knee n shin

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 Post subject: Re: Knee and Shin Guards
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:11 pm 
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See what you mean, though I rarely slip pedals. With decent shoes and pedals I haven't found it happening really at all.


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