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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:36 am 
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Hello all, just thought I'd ask here as I am totally new to this. I'm going to be riding with flat pedals and am keen not to tear up my shins; I still have a rather unpleasant scar there from my Raleigh Burner when I was about 9. I borrowed some neoprene ones off someone a few weeks ago and they were fine, don't need body armour.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:52 pm 
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People seem to like the 661 race lites.

Stay away from azonic ones that are quite generic across a few brands, i have a set and the knee bit tends to flop around and pull shorts and rub legs.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:27 pm 
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Keep your eyes on the sales. I picked up some RaceFace D3O ones for 35 quid. Fit well and nice and flexible.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:10 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
People seem to like the 661 race lites.

Stay away from azonic ones that are quite generic across a few brands, i have a set and the knee bit tends to flop around and pull shorts and rub legs.


Cheers buddy will take that into account


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:11 am 
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BertR00t wrote:
Keep your eyes on the sales. I picked up some RaceFace D3O ones for 35 quid. Fit well and nice and flexible.


Ok thanks buddy, but £35 in the sale? Not sure those will be in my budget, are they just neopreme jobbies?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:32 am 
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I got some of the 661 RaceLites last year - comfortable and seem to do the job.
Edit... Just remembered one Alpine off - bruised ribs, scraped the skid lid up etc - shins & knee were just dandy - so deffo do the job! Bought some 661 elbow pads just after this!

When I got em - CRC were doing them silly cheap- but I just found em here for £21 :)
http://www.discountcyclesdirect.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=9855


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:50 am 
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Carge wrote:
I got some of the 661 RaceLites last year - comfortable and seem to do the job.
Edit... Just remembered one Alpine off - bruised ribs, scraped the skid lid up etc - shins & knee were just dandy - so deffo do the job! Bought some 661 elbow pads just after this!

When I got em - CRC were doing them silly cheap- but I just found em here for £21 :)
http://www.discountcyclesdirect.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=9855


Looks to be a good deal, but don't want armour, just wanting to protect from pedals rather than off's.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:12 am 
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You can get the for around £10 second hand (but good nick) on that dreaded pink site.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:24 pm 
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I've got TSG ones I use for BMXing and they're spot on, fit well and also have a removable plastic insert so there's no chance of a pedal pin getting through!


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