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Old 04-14-12, 09:05 AM
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Mountain Biking Protective Gears

Hi,

Where do you guys normally buy from for protective gears such as knee/elbow pads, body armours, helmet?

The knee/elbow pads page at Xsports doesnt work.
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Protective gear: SixSixOne

Helmets: Urge (or 661)
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Old 04-14-12, 09:58 AM
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What about Troy Lee Designs? I found a lot of positive reviews on it.
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Good stuff I suppose. Overpriced because of the cachet-factor IMO.
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Hucknroll.com always has good stuff and decent pricing. As far as what brand Ive become partial to POC. Kali also makes nice pads. My experience has been mixed with 661. Theyre stitching sucks and usually wont last a season though the helmet I had was great.
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WHERE do i buy from? there is this cool shop in fruita, colorado, i like....
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I use a bashring to protect my gears
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See if you can find a shop where you can try some stuff on. When I was buying my knee/shin guards, I tried on RockGardn, SixSixOne, Fox...and finally bought Dainese, because those were the only ones that fit.
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
Good stuff I suppose. Overpriced because of the cachet-factor IMO.
I found some 661 pads and they are twice as much as Troy Lee.

What's the difference between Riot & Rage of 661 knee pads? I see one price is alittle higher than the other.

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Rage cover appears to be Kevlar where the Riot is Cordura and the Rage is probably a bit cooler to wear with the mesh back panel. Never had experience with either as I have always needed knee/shins.
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i can tell you for a fact the g-form stuff actually works. found this out yesterday.
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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
I use a bashring to protect my gears
I stick to spin class, much easier on the gears.
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Originally Posted by pablosnazzy View Post
i can tell you for a fact the g-form stuff actually works. found this out yesterday.
g-form?
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G-Form armor. Material appears to be another reactive impact-absorption like D30.
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Guys,

Do 661 knee pads run small? My size is between M & L. Which size should I get? They are currently having this on sale for Kyle Strait knee guard. What do u guys think?
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my experience with 661 is that they run big.
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I just realized they only have size in small. No wonder they are having a sale on it. Sux.
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Can someone post feedbacks on G-Form pads? I couldn't even find the right size with 661.
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Can someone post feedbacks on G-Form pads? I couldn't even find the right size with 661.
g form are super light, you can ride in them all day and they don't feel bulky. they actually work, as i said, i found this out by wrecking spectacularly on rocks. they aren't great for racing super D downhill, but for basic protection, they do the trick, and you can thrown them in the washer and wash them.

http://g-form.com/

for what it's worth, the yellow ones (which i have) look dorky. if you get them, go with black.
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g form are super light, you can ride in them all day and they don't feel bulky. they actually work, as i said, i found this out by wrecking spectacularly on rocks. they aren't great for racing super D downhill, but for basic protection, they do the trick, and you can thrown them in the washer and wash them.

http://g-form.com/

for what it's worth, the yellow ones (which i have) look dorky. if you get them, go with black.
Thanks for the feedback. Are they run small or true sizing? I am looking for elbow pads as well.
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they seem true to size.
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G-form pads are not for DH. I'm assuming they don't come with the hard plastic cup that protect the knee & elbow?
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Theoretically they don't need to, since the material is supposed to give hard-shell-like performance. Key operative here is 'supposed to' - - I have not yet been able to bring myself to trust it as much as I do tangible hard plastic cups so can only speculate.

But judge for yourself:


Should at least protect you from the wife coming after you with an aluminum shovel .

Then there's the North Carolina D30 test:

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Originally Posted by Discusman View Post
G-form pads are not for DH. I'm assuming they don't come with the hard plastic cup that protect the knee & elbow?
no they don't come with a hard plastic cup, they harden on impact, and no, they are not for "downhill" but i landed on rocks, bounced, and my knees and elbows were fine. the rest of me got nicely scratched up and gouged.
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Interesting stuff. But I feel majority of people are still prefer 661? I'm going to try them. Thanks for posting the clips
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