Hey, I was wondering if I could get some recommendations for some good, comfortable knee pads for larger legs. I tried the Fox Launch XL’s and they weren’t even close to fitting. I keep crashing and got to find some before I really hurt myself. Thanks. -Al
I ride downhill and XC. For downhill I would recommend going with Poc or IXS and for cross country I would recommend going with G Form. The pads are pretty stretchy so if you get large it can fit your large legs.
I had G Forms and hated them. I found they didn’t conform to my knees at all. I have had a couple pair of POC and they really fit well on my large legs. I recently got a pair of Scott Soldier II knee pads and had to size down to medium so they do fit big. They are amazingly comfortable and cool (for knee pads) even on long rides. What I did was go to all the LBSs and try on as many pads as possible.
The G-forms are decent too and I agree with Mr Heil about the fit. They really are not so good at taking hard impacts or nasty wipe-outs. I wore them a couple of years ago and they worked well in preventing scrapes from minor tumbles and wash-outs, but they ripped to shreds on an ugly yard sale I had on Heartbreak. My daily drivers ( I wear knee armor on all off road rides) are the aforementioned Dakines and I reach for Raceface Ambush knees when things get nasty.
Bought IXS Carve and can’t rave enough about them. A little pricey but one more bad shot my left knee and it’s new knee time. So far so good. Also notice Phil Kmetz wears them and with the way he shreds, they gotta be good.
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