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Pro-Tec  Double Down knee pads
#1
I bought a pair of these this week from ebay because I was after some minimal pads. What appealed was that the padding and the plastic cap can be removed depending on your preference.

I ordered the L/XL and when they turned up I struggled to get them on even with with both bits of padding removed. Once on they were very tight which made them uncomfortable.  I am 6 ft and 12 and a half stone for reference.

I am considering either race Face charge or G-form now. Any opinions on these or other suggestions.
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#2
It's verry annoying how companies sizing can be so much different from one another. My Alpinestars body armour for instance is a L when everything else i wore at the time was a M and it was still a bit too tight around the arms, and tighter still now i've put on some weight. You really have to measure carefully before buying and where possible try on in a shop. I am pretty happy with my Endura MT500 knee pads now. initially they felt all wrong as they aren't articulated enough, but now i'm used to them they are pretty comfy. Am thinking of getting some IXS Daggers for DH though for a bit of extra protection as there is no padding round the sides, but for minimalist pads the Endura's are spot on.
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#3
I do think this hilights the benefits of buying certain items from a shop, where possible / practical. Sizing varies so much in all forms of attire
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#4
How strange Iv been looking at getting a pair of the G form pads for a couple of weeks now. My endura ones are falling to bit and I have granny skin so all the pads Iv ever tried rub me raw :o wanted something more minimal than the endura ones but think the race face ones look to like they would stave off gravel rash but wouldn't be enough for a hard impact. So I'm going to give the g forms a go. Have read that you need to go a size up with these though so even my Mincie legs will need a large :o
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#5
The bike shop in Gillingham High st had some G forms a few weeks back if you wanted to try them.
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#6
"Lee G" Wrote:The bike shop in Gillingham High st had some G forms a few weeks back if you wanted to try them.

thanks for the shout dude. couldn't find any one local selling them, so ordered some a couple of nights back. fingers crossed they fit.
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#7
I have a pair of the Nukeproof knee pads. The few times I have worn them I have been impressed. Rode 55km in Bansko with them on & around Cwm Carn on red trail in hot sunshine & were good
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#8
"MobileBikeClinic" Wrote:I have a pair of the Nukeproof knee pads. The few times I have worn them I have been impressed. Rode 55km in Bansko with them on & around Cwm Carn on red trail in hot sunshine & were good

I have them too and are the most comfortable pads i've ever had, but they started falling apart after a month and are now full of holes! Very dissapointing.
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#9
My friend has them and they seemed good when I tried them so I will probably get them.
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