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Connacht66
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Post by Connacht66 on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 7:09 pm

Cb'ers  when I first went biking I was a young lad and didn't care/know about armor.Now that I've returned to biking many years later, my age and family have made me rethink on armor. So I have the gloves/jacket/boots/Kevlar jeans. Problem is the knee armor drives me mad  Mad doesn't fit comfortably can't walk in them and slips in all compass points.So I've taken to having none. My question is, strap on knee armor which is best/comfortable ? I don't care about the looks I'll wear them outside so when off bike I can throw in the box.
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Post by chromedome on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 7:50 pm

Not used knee pads on a bike, but had to in another job on a building site. Very good protection, provided it didn't slip downwards (and it did on many occasions).

In a spill where your knees hit the tarmac, reckon it could be a major factor. 

At least with armoured overtrousers the padding has nowhere to go (annoying though this may be) but far safer in my opinion.
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Post by Dext37 on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 9:42 pm

Right, use D30 armour, so so soft, but it does the job upon a potential impact. I'm a M/C clothing expert (trade I work in) ask me anything. 

Don't use 'Route one' from Inshitiny Motorcycles (cheap rebranded Frank Thomas stuff that is overpriced)
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Post by GlenAnderson on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 10:38 pm

I'm lead to believe there are many and varied ways of securing knee armour in place, and that there are some jeans/trousers that have means of adjustment so you can get it in just the right place. It may be that getting a different pair of jeans solves the problem better than wearing protectors over your existing ones. 

I've tried several sets of strap on knee pads whilst working on the house and car, and they all end up uncomfortable due to the strap(s) bunching material behind your knees, which also affected the circulation. The solution was a pair of trousers with pad holders sewn in; so I'd imagine you'd suffer the same issues on a bike. 

I've bought a few bits from sportsbikeshop.com, and their review system has helped me decide which way to jump.
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Post by Beresford on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 11:19 pm

I wish I could find biker jeans - kevlar or armoured - in my size. I've ended up with ebay leather jeans 'cos I couldn't find anything else that would fit.

If the armoured knee pads are inserted in the same way as the elbow protectors in jackets, I can see that that would be uncomfortable so maybe kevlar lining is the best option to resist friction if not impact.
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Post by Stooby2 on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 7:26 am



Hood jeans - I've found these to be the best around. Armour stays in place, the jeans are excellent quality and fit well. Kevlar (or Para- aramid as they call it) lined from waist to knee. I really like my pair.

But - accurately measure your waist size, and then go for a pair slightly bigger and go for a longer leg so the jeans don't ride up when you're on the bike.
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Post by stevew on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 8:39 am

+1 for Hood stuff................well made here in the UK and long lasting.
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Post by Beresford on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 10:53 am

stevew wrote:+1 for Hood stuff
Too small, unfortunatly

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Post by muttley1 on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 1:23 pm

I'd always thought it that feet - ankles - shins - knees were the most vulnerable (apart from your head!) so knee and hip armour + abrasion resistance well worth getting right. I've carrera leathers and the armour (soft type  velcro's in so you can get it so the stuff cups your knee/elbow etc.
Might be worth going into a dealers/clothing shop and slotting different armours in and seeing which fits well.

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Re: new for me so advice appreciated

Post by Connacht66 on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 11:01 pm

lots of advice , me likey like Very Happy . I,ve kissed the dirt a few when younger, once had a nurse tweezer the tarmac out of me ass No so the Kevlar jeans are a gift. They fit just right, got them of German wear.de, anyhow as I said the knee pads - yuck- so I,m torn between the d30 types or strap on knee/shin type. My (odd!!) thinking is this... strap on type may act as windbreakers  keep a bit more rain off. Ya see I wear knee inserts at work all day doing boilers and they drive me mad whilst the cheap Aldi ones my wife got me strap on fit well and don't annoy me. Maybe I have unusual knees !!

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