Dainese Elbow Guards Armor and Pads

3.9/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00


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Dainese Elbow Guards


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by David Cahoon a Downhiller from Boulder, CO USA

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2007

Strengths:    Light, Well Ventilated

Weaknesses:    Not secure enough to withstand repeated impacts or a sliding fall. They will move.

Bottom Line:   
I've fallen on these pads about 4 times and they worked well for slow speed crashes with one impact, but I crashed jumping and they moved and tore my elbow up. They also need periodic repositioning on the arm, which is a real problem. The Roach Rally Pads (both leg and arm) are FAR more secure and never need to be re-adjusted. I now see that the Dainese pads offer a somewhat false sense of security, be careful that your armor will stay in place!

Buy it for rides with more slow-techy riding, smaller features, or xc riding knowing that your trading protection for comfort and light weight.

If you ride dh/fr these won't live up to your expectations. I'm now out $50 because I don't trust them to protect me plus I have a nice impact abrasion on my elbow. Thanks Dainese!

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Favorite Trail:   Keystone Bike Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Roach Rally DH

Bike Setup:   Uzzi VPX / '06 Boxxer Ride

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dirtdigler a Downhiller from sydney Australia

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2006

Strengths:    Really comfy so lite you forget they are on breathable

Weaknesses:    they dont slip down for me but are a little short leaving your forearm exposed to damage

Bottom Line:   
if you got skiny arms 1. look for something else or man up and get some muscle
2. if you have really long skinny arms look for something else or just give up and go back to your ps2

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Favorite Trail:   red hill/bahi temple/otway mnts

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Brookvale bike factory $60

Similar Products Used:   reaceface roach

Bike Setup:   cannondale gemini2000 maz66 rc2x forks maxxis minion mavic321's velo plush giant carbon bars dice wiplash hydro aligator8"

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mark Boomer a Weekend Warrior from Irvine, CA USA

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2004

Strengths:    ligth weight, breathable

Weaknesses:    Moved out of the way durin crash

Bottom Line:   
Year 1 - worked well and saved me a couple times

Year 2 - slide down, rotate, and are uncomfortable. Recent crash left me witha torn up elbow... directly underneath where the pads SHOULD have been.

Don't buy these unless you can afford to buy a new pair every year.

I also reviewed the knee pads... check it out.

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Favorite Trail:   Yup

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Gift

Similar Products Used:   Fox

Bike Setup:   Soul Cycle Titan (HT) w/ 5" DC fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Darius a Weekend Warrior from Adelaide

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2003

Strengths:    Well ventilated
Feel comfortable when riding


Weaknesses:    slides down a bit and need to be pulled up while riding

Bottom Line:   
In the short time i've had these pads they've already saved my elbows/forearms once from some nasty damage. When I came off I went for a nice slide and the pads stayed in place. Compared to other pads tried in store, they feel much more ventilated, and lighter too. When riding, the pads slip down a bit and I found myself having to pull them up which was a bit annoying, probably because they don't have enough straps.
All in all a good pad, they saved my elbows from a date with the dirt so i'm happy
Oh and I paid AU$85 (15% discount-never pay full price for anything!)

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Favorite Trail:   Andos, Randells, etc

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   JT cycles adelaide

Similar Products Used:   Tested (in store) Fox 911, Fox comp, Azonic, Roach

Bike Setup:   Wheeler 2800 hardtail, Velocity DH rims, Da Bomb dirt jumper headstem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by OUCH! a Weekend Warrior from Bottom of a rocky nasty drop, on my back...

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2002

Strengths:    They work! Just enough...

Weaknesses:    They slide a bit...

Bottom Line:   
Flopped over on my back in intense pain, I check my body for signs of serious damage...after blowing the landing on a 4'drop and sliding down the steep rocky slope bellow it, on my forarms. It seems I have only a yellow-green bruise and several shallow abrasions on my left forarm. The pads did their job, but the left one slid back after a few jarring impacts on my way down the hill. But it still kept my elbow from being ripped up, which is nice...

I have herd XC rider friends snicker, and felt rather silly at times, wearing my pads getting to or from the trails. But when fate comes calling and I must pay the price, pads are sooooooo nice. I have no delusions that I wont crash while trying to get better on my bike, I just want to get through those crashies in shape to ride again the next day...or at least in a week or two;)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   That big ass shop in Aubern

Similar Products Used:   None, first pads I've used.

Bike Setup:   Using the Dainese shuttle jersey with pad inserts for the shoulders and forarms. I ride ok and will drop most anything under 6 feet, but I dont like to get hurt to bad if I can help it. Hence the pads. I think the old saying goes...A pound of plastic and foam is worth at least one broken arm, possibly two, and picking dirt and rocks out of my flesh while watching others play starcraft and counter-strike cuzz my poor busted limbs cant push a mouse! Dianese makes freeriding and the rest of life somewhat more compatible...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bawdo a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2000

Strengths:    Very Protective
Look cool
Breath well


Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
These are excellent elbow guards. Protective, breath great, comfortable. They are the best you can get!DAINESE ALL THE WAY!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   VICMTB

Similar Products Used:   None.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Danny a Downhiller from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2000

Strengths:    Breathable, Stay put all day long, comfortable, light,

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Best value for the money, when straped on properly I can ride all day and not have to adjust them. They look good as well

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Favorite Trail:   Multiple Orgasm

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Shift, Fox

Bike Setup:   RM DH Marzocchi QR20 Race Face Sun Rhyno lights...

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Geoff a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: August 17, 1999

Strengths:    
great quality, work perfectly, without getting too trashed in the process


Weaknesses:    
move on impact, unless covered by your jersey in which case they are perfect


Bottom Line:   
the best padding on the market.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
hard nox


Bike Setup:   
marin b-17, downhill-ised !

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by DH a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: June 17, 1999

Strengths:    
These are great pads I have used them a lot and they still look new. Good padding.


Weaknesses:    
Tend to fall down my arm. But definitely better than others tried


Bottom Line:   
, Tiny problem with slippage but that may just be my arms. These are great pads if you like to get rough. Go HARD! 4Chillies would have had 5 but for the slippage

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Favorite Trail:   
Fast and steep

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Fox, Core Rat, Roach


Bike Setup:   
Rocky Mountain DH T.O.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Bill Taylor a weekend warrior from Guam USA

Date Reviewed: February 5, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Still new to MTB game and I haven't had any falls yet. Did some research and choose Dainese. The pads stay in place during the ride, but there is still a chaffing problem with the straps.

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