Knee/shin Guards? Should I?
Posted 13 October 2010 - 03:39 PM
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:12 PM
I have some long MSR socks (thigh length), and strap the guards on under my riding pants.
I use elbow guards too. Fell once a while back hard enough to make a bruise on my arm the size and shape of the elbow guard. Hate to think what the outcome would have been without it.
Posted 13 October 2010 - 05:35 PM
They cost about $100...
Well, any knee/shin protection is better than none. I will not ride without them and they have saved me countless times when I have landed on rocks and such. BTW, I just run some cheap Shift Enforcer guards. They work great and are super cheap ($13 through Motorcycle Superstore).
Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:05 PM
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:26 PM
I have the knee/shin guards that cover the front, and if I get into a sticky situation I always tend to wack the inside of my knee against the tank and it ends up sore for a couple weeks
Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:30 PM
They can make the difference between getting up and dusting yourself off, or going home with a broken bone. I recently had a head-on collision, and I can't imagine what would have happened had I not had all my gear on. Chest protector, knee guards, elbow guards, boots, helmet, all took a beating. Replaced the helmet. Hind sight is always 20-20. Be safe, not sorry.
Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:38 PM
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:36 PM
People ride with out them?
No kidding. Is there a disposable part of our bodies?
Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:42 PM
I have a set of Fly knee guards. They were only about $35 if I remember correctly. They pivot at the joint and give some frontal thigh protection. They were uncomfortable for the first ride, but after that I didn't even notice them. I've bashed into a few rocks and whatnot and they do the job. I bought them after going down and getting nasty sore spots on my elbow and knee. I also have a 661 pressure suit, it's more comfy than a chest protector and strap on elbow guards. Knees and elbows are exposed and get dinged up easily. They're also quite a nagging soreness after the simplest of get-offs.
Having knee guards around could also come in handy if you need to do tile work in a bathroom:excuseme:
Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:59 AM
Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:41 AM
I use simple $15 kneepads and they work great.