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Knee Pads - Help Reqd
#1
Ive asked this before but cant find the thread...so could I trouble somebody for some expertise or opinion?

Im looking at 661 knee pads... either

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Sizing is my concern. Ive tried a few LBS's but cant find any to try on. The CRC site gives a sizing chart but I am loath to rely on this alone. That said, I measure at 38cm below the knee adn 42cm above. Which suggests I must have freak legs according to the chart.

Does anybody have these to comment on sizing? And whether the top and bottom straps are adjustable?

Cheers
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#2
i tried some fox pads recently, i am super skinny so went for the stick leg option of small, they still came up far too large, so i have had to go without. I am using knee pads combined with football shinpads for gnarly moments
Keep it foolish...
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#3
661 Kyle Straights are a very popular option, very comfy and worth every penny. I won't ride without them!

And for around £30-35 you cant really go wrong.

As for sizing. My knees are a fairly average size and I fit a large quite comfortably. A medium would perhaps be better but they're quite adjustable, and if you go wrong, simply return and replace. Simples.
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#4
Jon there is no way your a large, your a fecking rake :o  661 sizing is very odd. I am a medium everything and acording to the CR size chart i am a med-lrg, so went with med Evo knee pads but i reccon a should have sent them back and got a small Undecided  and the elbow/forearm pads are even worse sizing wise. The pad itself is the right size, but the velcro straps are massively too long. I'm going to have to get busy with the sowing needle before using them again.
Mike- i am not surprised you had problems. Have you tried any other pads, as 661 have just got it soo wrong.
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#5
only tried the fox as the only 661s in stock were really heavy duty dh things. full length footy shinpads with under foot strap seem a better bet as i am a stick insect, my mate gave me them. use a bmx style knee pad without shell as i can combine it with a knee support strap which i use due to dodgy knees. its a bit of a heath robinson affair, but it all seems to hang together well, and i can pretend i'm john barnes.
Keep it foolish...
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#6
&quot;Treehugger&quot; Wrote:Jon there is no way your a large, your a fecking rake :o

True, but I wear large pads and they're a near on perfect fit.. Abit of adjustment and hey presto!

And I do have quite big legs and ungodly knees.. Will show for money  Big Grin
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#7
&quot;Blackers&quot; Wrote:Ive asked this before but cant find the thread...so could I trouble somebody for some expertise or opinion?

Im looking at 661 knee pads... either

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=9590&nbsp;&nbsp;or&nbsp;&nbsp;http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=24928">http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=24928</a><!-- m -->

Sizing is my concern. Ive tried a few LBS's but cant find any to try on. The CRC site gives a sizing chart but I am loath to rely on this alone. That said, I measure at 38cm below the knee adn 42cm above. Which suggests I must have freak legs according to the chart.

Does anybody have these to comment on sizing? And whether the top and bottom straps are adjustable?

Cheers

Hello Mark... right, i have just gone out to the van and got my pads and a tape measure... please note the time of this post!!

So its 3 in the morning and if anyone should walk into the living room right now i'm sat with my trousers round my ankles and i have my tape measure out....  the things i do for people!!

Ok so i own 661 Kyle Strait knee pads in an Adult Large... they fit me perfectly and are superb... i measure 38cm below the knee and 45 above so i would suggest that a set of these quite frankly excellent pads in a large would be ideal...
Mei securis turpe meus vox<br />            
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#8
Wiggle have them at £40.48
CRC have them at £39.99
Uk Bike Store have them at £34.99

Buying from Wiggle by clicking the banner on the forum brings a few quid to the forum...
Mei securis turpe meus vox<br />            
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#9
Cheers. Large from Wiggle it is then.

My GF looked a little confused last night when i dropped my strides and reached for the tape measure.
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#10
+1 for Kyle Straits - I wear XL's due to my tree-trunk legs.

Can get hot with them on, but after an hour, dont know you're wearing them.

The knee pad isnt plastic (well, hard plastic) but does the job very well.

I took some stick at Afan for not having full knee/shin pads, but long distance riding with the full ones on everyone was complaining of rubbing, when I was still going without issues.
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