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What do you guys use for elbow/forearm protection

ChrisRobin

Turbo Monkey
Jan 30, 2002
3,029
61
Vancouver
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)
 

Da Peach

Outwitted by a rodent
Jul 2, 2002
12,685
2,109
North Van
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.
 
Oct 11, 2012
28
0
East Bay Area, CA
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.
 

4gnegative

Chimp
Sep 10, 2010
99
0
Orange Curtain
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.
 

hellbilly

Chimp
Apr 22, 2013
11
0
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.
 

ChrisRobin

Turbo Monkey
Jan 30, 2002
3,029
61
Vancouver
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.