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    Senior Member jonbriggs's Avatar
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    Knee Pads

    In MBR a few months ago there was a group test of Knee Pads. A set of Troy Lee (I think) pads got 10/10 and where reasonably priced.

    Problem is, I can't remember which ones they were.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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    None got 10/10 but the recommended the Troy Lee KG500's (9) and Endura MT500's (8)for regular riding. The Fox Launch Pro's got 9 aswell but are hardshell, not flexible.

    Here's the Troy Lee's: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=59945

    Endura's: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=51351

    Fox's: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=60809

    If you need shin protection too, the Scott O-Zero's are good: http://www.scott-sports.com/global/e...ro-black-l-xl/

    That was the order they rated them in, from best down too.
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    It was the Feb issue and you're right they got 10/10. Model KG5450. The test Milky was talking about was an earlier issue and tested different models (ooo I wish)

    I just bought some - and they're very comfortable. I used their size chart and accurately measured my legs as per their criteria. If I'd just have ordered without measuring I would have gone Large - but in fact I was medium!

    For info I also tried the Fox Launch Pro Knee/shin - Personally I would have preferred these because they were still very comfortable and gave more shin protection however the sizing is poor. The small medium I was only just getting contact with the velcro and the Large/Xlarge the velcro was on the limit the other way!! Shame. But we're all different shapes.

    Good luck tracking down Troy Lee stuff - it's going out of stock rapidly everywhere!

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    Sorry, my bad! Forgot about the mini test.
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