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Knee Guards & Leg Armours? - September 29, 2007, 09:38 PM

Does anyone wear special knee guards under their leathers?

I had knee surgery last year after a nasty wreck @ Summit T10. ACL (repaired), MCL (cadaver's) & meniscus (removed)...10 months of physical rehab. My doctors dont want to see me again.

So I'm looking into a few different products (below), and need some input as to how they fit under your track leathers.


Link1 (looks huge, not sure if these are meant to be worn under leathers)
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Link4 (not sure of these -- bicycle website)
Link5 <- ur suggestions

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A* Bionics are prbably too big to fit under leathers...


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bump. anybody ever wear them?
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I wear the Icon leg armor. I havent had a crash with them on but I certainly feel like they will help make a positive difference in my condition if I do crash. As for fitting under your leathers, I don't think that will work. I wear them with big jeans and they are snug at the knee.


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September 30, 2007, 11:37 AM

The Icons are nice they work well with a race boot. but if you wear any other shoes they can slide down on you. People cant even tell you have them on under your jeans. I had them, I liked them, I sold them and I might be buying them again soon. I know someone who has crash tested them and they held up well. the knee guard hit the ground and cracked in half and did its job. He did get a little rash from it moving out of place after the initial impact but I think if he wasnt wearing them his knee cap would have been brocken.

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RRonin got some and seemed to like them though I think he only wears them under jeans.


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No exp., but saw a bunch here.

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This is a good writeup talking about moto protection. It mostly deals with back protectors, but the concepts translate well to all armour...

http://www.highvelocitygear.com/menupages/products.html
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I don't know if you're going to find many that fit well under properly fitting leathers. You may have to get them tailored to fit right.


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The Icons are nice they work well with a race boot. but if you wear any other shoes they can slide down on you. People cant even tell you have them on under your jeans. I had them, I liked them, I sold them and I might be buying them again soon. I know someone who has crash tested them and they held up well. the knee guard hit the ground and cracked in half and did its job. He did get a little rash from it moving out of place after the initial impact but I think if he wasnt wearing them his knee cap would have been brocken.

That was me that crash tested the Icons. It held up and did its job but I wasn't going that fast at the time I went down. They kept my kneecap intact and if I was wearing race boots, it may not have slid down and I wouldn't have even gotten the scrapes I did.

But it did crack going down around 15 MPH so its definitely not race protection but will take the brunt of impact and help save a knee/shin. I'm glad I had them on then and I wear them almost every time out. I don't think it will fit under leathers though.

I looked at the A*s online and it looked like it might be a little stronger but I've never seen them in person.



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thanks for the input thus far...


lookin into some ass pads too...anybody wear them under leathers?

this would def get dual use in the winter if ya know wat i meanz

opinions on these?

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hmm - October 16, 2007, 06:48 PM

Well, I have been wearing knee braces for over 20 years now, and it sounds like you did a big number on the knee... Out of all the links you posted, the first would give you the most protection in terms of knee stability. The others are mainly designed for impact type protection. If you are looking for stability.. ie rotation and shift protection, there are a ton of companies out there, but as was previously stated, your leathers would have to be tailored to fit most of them.. then you would also get into the issue of possible leg twisting and all that fun stuff.. is the load going to transfer to the bone, etc... man this sounds gruesome.. anyway, the last brace I used was a donjoy.. watch any NCAA game and that is the brace all the linemen are wearing.. SUPER light, made to fit your leg.. it is molded to your shape, and out of the bunch, it is fairly slim in design.. I dont know if they make a cap for it, but even if they did, I dont know how well it would fare in a track type situation..
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OK I am gonna throw some at you but they are not cheap. Best bet would be to look at motocross knee braces.

http://www.slyfoxmx.com/pd_evs_web_knee.cfm

http://www.motoworldracing.com/aster...nee-brace.html

http://www.kneeshop.com/proddetail.asp?prod=LPP2400X

http://www.swinnertoncycles.co.uk/Mo...13-00-530.aspx

http://www.dirtrider.net/drn_tested/..._defender.html

http://www.southcoastracing.com/acat...ee_Braces.html


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