Fox Racing 2001 Ventilator Armor and Pads

3.2/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $19.95


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Fox Ventilator


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by CL from S. Cal

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2004

Strengths:    Cheapest, light, ventilate well, strap on easy without taking off shoes,

Weaknesses:    slide sideway, elastic band getting loose, 30% chance you will still get hurt .

Bottom Line:   
It worked well at first, I can put them in my Camelbak and strap on when I get to the top, but after 2 years (very light usage) they lost elasticity and slide sideway too easily. I am very upset that I messed up my knee even I had a knee pad on. Should have spent a little more and save that pain.

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Favorite Trail:   Rock it

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   661

Bike Setup:   Sugar

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jim G from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap.
Good shin protection.
Not excessively uncomfortable or hot.


Weaknesses:    Not very effective knee protection.
Fall apart easily.


Bottom Line:   
Offers good protection for shins. If you use platforms and do heavy FR or DH then you know how a chunk of meat and possible bone being removed from your shin can ruin your day.

The knee protection is minimal. If you slide forward they easily fold out of the way allowing the ground to have its way with your soft little knee caps. After they get stretched forward a few times they just hang down and flap in the breeze. I also cracked one of the cups in the knee area on a relatively minor fall and now all the thread that holds it on is coming off.

I'm giving 3 chilis for value rating. Even if they are cheap they are not a good value if they do not work.

I'll give two chilis for overall rating since they at least offer shin protection.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   supergo.com

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   02 Kona Stinky

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by carlo a Weekend Warrior from philippines

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap! "Modifiable" (see explanation below)

Weaknesses:    Knee part flaps around, stitching on Fox logo kinda weak

Bottom Line:   
I look at the number of nicks and scratches that are slowly accumulating with each ride and I thank the gods that they're on my pads and not on my knees. Pretty sturdy, and not as warm as people might think. As for the flapping knee issue, took em to a shop and had them strap on some heavy duty velcro straps on the top end and presto! "911"-ish knee guards for an extra $2. For freeriding and light downhilling, these do just fine.

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Favorite Trail:   tagaytay

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   TRIXBike Store

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Giant AC2, Psylo XC, Hayes Hydraulics, Race Face Cranks, Deore and XT components

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Seth Logan a Downhiller from Dartmouth, N-S, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2002

Strengths:    Fairly strong, havn't cracked yet, and the have pretty good ventilation (hence the name).

Weaknesses:    Nee cup is a pain in the ass....Flops around massive,,and alwase gets in the way..Looks real stupid to.

Bottom Line:   
Not a bad shin pad..but if your gonna buy it,,I reccomend you get some velcrow for the nee cup.

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Favorite Trail:   Jack's Lake

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Bicycles Plus

Similar Products Used:   Lizard Skins

Bike Setup:   2001 Rm6,,,rynolight rear, alex rims front, marzocchi mcr, just about stock.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andrew from Berkeley

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2002

Strengths:    Decent price for the confidence they provide.

Weaknesses:    BROKE THE FIRST TIME I CRASHED. I thought that they would be able to stand up to some abuse, but after the first real crash, the knee cup cracked...garbage!

Bottom Line:   
If you're looking for a knee/shin guard that stands up to any sort of abuse, look elsewhere.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Redline XXX 20" BMX

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a Racer from Singapore

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2002

Strengths:    protects your shins from heavy beatings
protects your knees


Weaknesses:    knees flap around a little bit.

Bottom Line:   
these are good for all around use especially freeriding. saved my shins a couple of times already.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $56.00

Purchased At:   Bike Haus

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Juan Carlos de LaPuente a Downhiller from Amarillo, Texas, United States

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2002

Strengths:    these things have saved me from knee surgeries, great all-around guards, cheap

Weaknesses:    knee part kind of flappy

Bottom Line:   
these are awesome for a DHer in any walk of life

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Favorite Trail:   sickest DH only

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   foxracing.com

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2002 Specialized Big Hit DH, Rock Shox Boxxer, Fox Vanilla shock, MRP chain guide, Hayes hydraullic, Sun Rhyno Lites, Intense Comp 3.0, Atom Lab Aircorps

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Li a Downhiller from Hong Kong

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2001

Strengths:    it is hard.. and the cushions are nice

Weaknesses:    the knee part sometimes interfere with the stem

Bottom Line:   
just get this and u will not regret
it is probably the cheapest and the best (for the price) in the market..

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Favorite Trail:   Tai Mo Shan

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   Moto Mart Co,. Ltd

Similar Products Used:   661
dainese


Bike Setup:   da bomb XLR8R, psylo xc, hayes discs, middle burn crank, woodman stuff... american classic hub... xt freewheel etc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lachlan hannah from wellington nz

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2001

Strengths:    strong
look good
do ventilate well


Weaknesses:    the velcro has made th elastics go fuzzy on the securing side and the knee flap at the top might be better if it was attached to the shin section at the sides with elastic or something

Bottom Line:   
the knee/shin gaurds definately do the job well you wont over heat in them only real problem i've noticed is that the knee flap might be better if it were attached to the shin section at the sides as it gets caught on your shorts but if can sow then you just attach some elastic to the sides if you wanted to.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   onyabike

Bike Setup:   freeride modified specialised rockhopper

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by breton a Downhiller from penticton bc CANADA

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2001

Strengths:    hard

Weaknesses:    hot on hot days

Bottom Line:   
GOOD FOR DOWNHILL AND THATS THE BOTTOM LINE!

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Favorite Trail:   code 4

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $46.00

Purchased At:   bike barn

Similar Products Used:   roach stuff

Bike Setup:   norco with bombers 5" TRAVEL

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