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post #11 of 32 Old 07-03-2010, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are awesome! Thank you all very much for helping me. Going to have to just get through this week with what I got and figure out the best set up when I get home.

Adding to my stupidity I just had to stumble into a face plant section right before I go out for my first week long ride. HAHAHAHA

Going to be a fun week and I hope you all enjoy and ride safe!
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post #12 of 32 Old 07-19-2010, 04:10 AM
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Lockjaw,
Why do you wear the icon knee pads on the outside? do they not fit under your pants? And how would you rate them for comfort and safety?
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post #13 of 32 Old 07-19-2010, 02:56 PM
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They fit pretty well. I wear them over my pants so I can take them on and off easier. I think they are a good product. I played soccer my whole life and my calf muscles are big. Any bigger and the guards wouldn't fit. That's my only complaint. Never gone down with them on, but they seem rugged. If I were going to do it again, I would try on a few others, but the Icon are good and if you have normal sized calfs, they'd be even better.

They're about as comfortable as knee pads can be, I think.




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post #14 of 32 Old 07-20-2010, 08:16 AM
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I'm in the process of buying some knee pads, as well as a back protector.
The Icon's are my top choice for the knees right now.
You say you'd try other brands - which ones? are there specific ones you're thinking of?

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post #15 of 32 Old 07-20-2010, 02:36 PM
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No nothing specific. I'd just go try some on. But I think you'd like the Icons...I got them cause they were on sale at NewEnough, but they're a good product.




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post #16 of 32 Old 07-23-2010, 11:13 AM
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Perfect. I'll get a pair of those then.
Thanks for the feedback.

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post #17 of 32 Old 07-23-2010, 03:45 PM
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Sure thing.




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post #18 of 32 Old 07-27-2010, 10:31 AM
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Smile Feedback on the Icon Knee Guards coming...

They're in the mail. I'll try to put a couple of hundred miles this weekend and let you know how they feel. Do you use them when you go to work also? if you do, do you take them off when you get to work, or keep them on all day? My ride to work is only 10 miles, but they say you always get into an accident closest from home.

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post #19 of 32 Old 07-27-2010, 02:32 PM
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This is the conversation I hate because I wish I could say I wear them every time I touch a bike, but I just don't. If I am going offroad or doing an aggressive ride I will. Otherwise its kevlar long johns and hope. It's stupid. I wouldn't let me daughter or anyone I love ride without knee protection. It's like when I used to smoke. Different rules for me. I am stubborn as a mule but not as smart much of the time.

My hypocritical advice? Wear them ALL the time. And yeah, you're gonna want to take them off when you're not on the bike. They aren't that comfortable for walking.

I'm glad this all came up actually. I need to think on this...




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post #20 of 32 Old 07-29-2010, 01:41 AM
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I think the exact same way you do Lockjaw.

I try to wear all of the equipment I have all of the time. I just started riding 2yrs ago (3rd season this year) and so I don't have all of the equipment other people have yet - I've been buying it slowly as time and money allows.

But now, I've just purchased a back protector, and the knee guards. And this is where I'm questioning whether I'll wear it all of the time. My brain is telling me to wear it all - ALL of the time.

The back protector is another good example. If it's hot, as it's been in the last few days, and i take my jacket off as I go into a store to buy some more water, do I take the back protector off? Do I keep it on and does it look weird?
I guess I'm old enough that I don't care if it looks weird.

But it's like you say, I'm always pushing for my riding friends to improve their safety, so i have to make the effort also. We'll see when my stuff comes in the mail tomorrow.

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