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Old 09-21-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Knee pads/braces that stay in place.

I have a pair of Thor quadrant knee pads. They're really like hockey shin guards. I stopped mid ride yesterday and noticed that the pads were basically on the outsides of both my legs. These pads are not going to be where I need them to be when I take a spill.

I am wondering what you guys wear for knee protection? Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:46 PM   #2
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http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/f...eld-limb-tubes
Or the sturdier Forcefield Zeus pads.

I have an earlier version of their limb tubes,they do not shift.
Usually wear over a wicking under layer.

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Old 09-22-2014, 10:03 AM   #3
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Step up to the Thor Force.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:51 PM   #4
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I have the Acerbis X-Strong. With ankle-high hiking boots it is difficult to prevent them from shifting a bit. However, when worn with the lower portion of the knee protector inside of tall moto-x or dualsport boots, they stay in place extremely well.

I have tested these protectors several times at slow speed when I dumped the bike on a steep, loose hill climb. I feel they protect very well---much better than other sets I've owned (I have not owned the top Thor model). They are also the most comfortable set I own, with a fabric liner that you put on first, like a legging or bottomless sock. Both the upper and lower leg bands have double Velcro closures securing them.

My only complaint is about an inch of loose thread on one. May eventually have to re-stitch that.

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Old 09-23-2014, 09:43 AM   #5
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Step up to the Thor Force.
Must be brand new. I have a set of those after about the sixth ride, the velcro on the big patch would roll up and start stabbing me in the back of my leg. About halfway into a ride, I've have my pants around my ankles trying to unroll the strap to get it to stop stabbing me. By the end of any multiday rides, I'd end up bleeding.

I've since gone to the Leatt 3df knee guards, and love them. Not quite the same level of protection as hard armor, but the comfort is so much better. I haven't had a proper crash in them, but I've still banged my knees on some rocks and trees and came away with no pain. They don't move on me, even when they aren't tucked into my boots.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:30 PM   #6
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:10 AM   #7
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I wear the Fox Titan Race. You can generally find them for around $30. Not a hi-tech shin guard, but I've whopped a few branches and they do te job of displacing the impact.
To address your issue of staying in place, what seems to set them apart from other entr and mid-level guards is that the straps actually snap into place on the side of the protector. you adjust the strap with velcro, then snap them on And the shape of the protector itself seems to keep them from 'walking' around your shin.
I've pulled the soft pads from the shin area of my Olympia riding suit and I strap these on underneath my Gaerne boots.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:15 AM   #8
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For trials, I use the leatt knee pad. It has worked well so far.
Does NOT cover like a full guard.
http://cdn2.coresites.mpora.com/dirt...13/01/pads.jpg

For a full guard, I use the...dang. I can't remember the name right now.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:21 AM   #9
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For trials, I use the leatt knee pad. It has worked well so far.
Does NOT cover like a full guard.
http://cdn2.coresites.mpora.com/dirt...13/01/pads.jpg

For a full guard, I use the...dang. I can't remember the name right now.
I'll get back
That's the one I use for everything. Although I was able to find the gap between the knee guard and my SG-10s a couple weeks ago.
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