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What do you guys use for elbow/forearm protection

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by ChrisRobin, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. ChrisRobin

    ChrisRobin Turbo Monkey

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    Just looking for something to protect the elbows and forearms a bit during AM riding. I don't think I need anything super heavy duty and I'd like to have some coverage on the forearms.

    What do you guys use? (if anything)
     

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  2. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    nothing. for DH, i use POC VPD when i do wear elbow pads.
     
  3. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    Nothing here either. Then again I don't mind the cuts/scrapes/bruises that accompany that. I'll take those to the uncomfortability and hotness of pads.
     
  4. HardtailHack

    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Skin and excess fat for padding.
     
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    when "trail" riding (ie not dh, or not xc) i typically wear a jersey with at least 1/2 to 3/4 sleeves.
     
  6. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Nuthin' here.
     
  7. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Depends on the gnarfactor. I often go without.

    When I've got hairy descents, I wear my POCs. They're pretty small and in my pack.
     
  8. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Since I always wear a helmet I just make it a point to land on my head.
     
  9. denjen

    denjen Certified Lift Whore

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    I bought a pair of TLD 5450's last summer and have liked them a lot. Biggest thing is to go down at least one size possibly 2 to get the right fit. For reference a pair of XL TLD T-bone knee pads were still to tight when I tried them on. A pair of medium 5450's fit just right. Very light and perfect for long rides, I don't even notice them.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/Leg-Armor/Troy-Lee-Designs-KG5450-KneeShin-Guard
     
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    i use fox launch pro elbow pads.
     
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    I use the fox launch pro elbow pads (light) and some 661 knee/shin guards. Believe me you'll want to them wear the one time ya don't you'll end up like me. Breakin both of your elbows and suffer a concussion and remembering none of it.
     
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    I use troy lee eg 5550 elbow/forearm guards. They fit me pretty good and don't slide around. They offer decent protection from sliding injuries and light impacts. Last summer I took a good digger from about a 6 foot drop where I fell on my forearm and got a bursitis on my elbow, so they aren't exactly bullet proof. But if I wasn't wearing them a lot more damage would have been done. They are also pretty compact and fit well in a pack.
     
  13. hellbilly

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    I don't wear anything but a helmet. I ride the same trails every day, I know where everything is and nothing sneaks up on me. Only time I wrecked up there was when I did it on my bmx bike. Damn 20 inch wheels don't get over rocks as well as mtb. I still made a pretty good time though.

    On the occasional chance that I do go somewhere new, I wear a full face and shin guards. But no elbow pads.
     
  14. ChrisRobin

    ChrisRobin Turbo Monkey

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    I wish I could just wear and a helmet and be done with it but I can't do that.

    I ended up removing the shoulder cups on my Dainese jacket (I might even unstitch the shoulder padding altogether), makes things less bulky. The important stuff for me is the spine protector and elbows/forearms.
     
  15. Casey-Ryan

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    G form pads on my more extreme days. I think they work the nuts!