Fox Racing Knee-Shin Guards Armor and Pads

2.8/5 (41 Reviews)
MSRP : $14.95


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Fox Racing Knee-Shin Guards


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by MCtigre a Weekend Warrior from Austin

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2009

Strengths:    Light weight. Not too hot.

Weaknesses:    Total junk for knee and shin protection. I had a good wipe out and my knee got tore up because these slipped down.

Bottom Line:   
I am getting some real protection for my legs. I do not do any big jumps or hucks but for some kind of protection these are No good.
These are no good if you want protection. Save your legs and money, get something else.

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Favorite Trail:   Emma Long

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Nomad

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DarthBiker a Weekend Warrior from Weston, FL

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2008

Strengths:    Strengths ? Protects my shins, solid plastic shells, good velcro grip, cool looking

Weaknesses:    Hot....but I guess everything in Florida is going to be hot

Bottom Line:   
Bottom Line? After taking one of many diggers and gashing the tihs out of my shin I figured $15 was worth it, so far so good. Saved my shins and knees MORE than once! Seem to stay put, I have some meaty calves...although if you are more than 5'10" or just have long legs you may find them a bit on the short side. I'm 5'9" and they stop about 2" short of my foot. The black and red color scheme looks cool. I would by these again. Dont think they can be beat for the price. If you are looking for affordable protection and you're not 6' tall these are your pads.
5 hot ones for value but only 4 for overall as I've only had them a month & 1/2, longevity remains to be seen

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Favorite Trail:   Markham

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Alex's Bike Pro Shop

Similar Products Used:   None, 1st pair of pads

Bike Setup:   Trek 4300 stock......for now

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jack a Downhiller from perth, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2008

Strengths:    If youre wearing pants they work ok, very cheap.

Weaknesses:    Slid down really easy leaving your knee exposed and making it sort of useless, become very uncomfortable with sweat and dirt, straps dont really work very well.

Bottom Line:   
pretty bad shinpads dont buy them unless you are always going to wear pants otherwise they slid down all the time.
only good thing about them is they are cheap.

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Favorite Trail:   Mundaring

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   08 glory dh1

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matt Hampton a Downhiller from Artemus, Ky (U.S.A)

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2007

Strengths:    Looks.. Light Wieght

Weaknesses:    Pads Have No Knee Strap And Two Thin Calf Straps Which Results In Plain Suckage.. They Do Not Work At All With Shorts And Slide Down Very Easily. Would Not Recommend To Any MTB Rider.

Bottom Line:   
Don't Buy It Unless You Ride MX And Have Boots And Pants To Hold Them Up.

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Favorite Trail:   Unnamed DH

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   None Yet

Bike Setup:   BigHit (Stock)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Juan Alfredo Picasso a Downhiller from Lima, Peru

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2006

Strengths:    cheap, good when used with pants

Weaknesses:    slips off very easily!!!gets all wet with swet, doesn’t have a knee strap. When I fall always crush my knee and slips 180 degrees. I always have to pull them up while going down

Bottom Line:   
Good if you are short of money, but don’t work at all well, especially for DH. also kinda good if you use DH pants.

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Favorite Trail:   El Prado

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Lima

Similar Products Used:   lizard skins knee guards

Bike Setup:   azonic eliminator with Marzocchi Jr. T 05, 5th element coil schock, Hayes hydraulic disc brakes, Intense and MTX rims.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom B a Downhiller from Sydney Australia

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2005

Strengths:    cheap, good with adjustments.

Weaknesses:    lack of knee strap

Bottom Line:   
These become great pads with minor adjustments. Mine r a D.I.Y miracle. I took some elastic/velcro i had lying around at my mums house and an old rash vest and with these made a sleve for my knee with a strap going around it. I cut the forward stitching slightly so they bent better and they r awesome. Anyone that can be bothered to make these adjustments should. I hav a small size but this is fine b'coz i use clips.

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Favorite Trail:   Blue Gums, Blue Mtns

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Northside Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Dainese Pro Legs, Fox 911s, Fox Launch, TLD Combats

Bike Setup:   Bighit, Boxxers, Hope, SRAM

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kati a Weekend Warrior from B.C, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2005

Strengths:    Hard,Cheap,Does the Job, Saved me a couple times

Weaknesses:    They kindof Slip side ways

Bottom Line:   
They're good protection for the chin,and knee.They aren't Hot,and there light. They were worth the Money.

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Favorite Trail:   Devil's Drop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   ???

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2005 Norco Rivial

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2005

Strengths:    Provides great shin protection, softly padded and a low price.

Weaknesses:    Heats up shins causing sweating and slips a bit.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these online after a fall without them.
I was out of action for one week while my shin healed.
Also I opted to cut the two cloth straps used as knee hinges and removed the knee cups with padding.
So I use them as shin pads only.
Bottom line: Does a great job, too bad I didn't have them one week earlier. Better to have a scratch on the hard plastic then wait one week till skin heals.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   www.foxracing.ca

Similar Products Used:   Never used any before.

Bike Setup:   2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk, 1996 GT Ricochet.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rodrick Trinidad a Downhiller from Florida

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2005

Strengths:    protecs your leg and shin obviously, cheap, very strong and durable

Weaknesses:    slides off leg, but if you put a long sock prblem is solved

Bottom Line:   
great item

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Favorite Trail:   alligator alley, markham park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa

Bike Setup:   iron horse yakuza aniki

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lloyd Opolentisima a Downhiller from Cebu City, Philippines

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2005

Strengths:    Serves as intended

Weaknesses:    Need a third strap...

Bottom Line:   
This product is generally okay... saves me from falls. I'll have to put another strap & velcro to really secure it on my knees.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   Motosuit

Similar Products Used:   None...

Bike Setup:   Mosso...

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cel a Cross Country Rider from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2005

Strengths:    Cheap. Good "starter" pads. Better than going bare legged.

Weaknesses:    Lack of top knee strap. Misleading to MTB'ers who are in the market for trail protection.

Bottom Line:   
Well, this set of pads is obviously not designed for MTB'ers. I think we're all aware of that. The problem I have is they are sold in MTB bike shops. If they are in fact used for Motocross... why market them to MTB riders? Well... I knew going in that these weren't going to be the most secure pads in the world but that's not why I bought 'em.

There is only ONE REASON (no not because they're cheap)...

CLIPLESS PEDAL TRAINING!!!

I bought these pads because I was learning to use my clipless pedals and knew I would be taking a lot of low speed "tip-over" spills. The pads didn't do the greatest job because they did tend to slip when I landed on the side of my knees. I attribute that to the lack of a "wrap-around" pad on the knee. It did save the impact bruising though. Again... LOW SPEED SPILLS. I can't even put my approval on these suckers for downhillers or extreme MTB'ing.

They did the job for me and got me comfortable on my clipless pedals and I even let my wife use them when she was learning to use hers. So... for the price these suckers are great. On the side of performance... I'm about in the middle with them because they did work ok for "shorts" riding but I don't like the fact they're marketed to mountain bike riders in their stores if they're not designed for us at all. So I'm gonna have to side with all the people who are upset with the quality and think it's totally wrong to call them stupid or "deserving" of their injuries. Geez... is that what our community of riders has come to. Bashing each other because some people's opinion on a product doesn't match yours. I guess in the end we all just need to get out there and ride.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Local Austin Bike Shop


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by carlo censored a Downhiller from laspinas,philippines

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2005

Strengths:    price,looks,name,style.and thats pretty much it..

Weaknesses:    it slips down.....making the knees more prone to carnage. only has two straps making it very unstable during urban sessions.

Bottom Line:   
these pads are fairly priced,considering its quality....its still better than no pads at all.

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Favorite Trail:   santa rosa laguna....fire road

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   paulina's bike shop

Similar Products Used:   my first pair....

Bike Setup:   pimped out norco....marzocchi 5 inch fork,shimano discs,norco hartail....etc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by lior a Downhiller from israel tel aviv

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2004

Strengths:    hummmmm................
NONE......


Weaknesses:    althou it's cheap the stiches will cost you a lot of money
this guard sucks!
in a matter of fact i dont believe it should be called a guard


Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY
buy if you want to end up with stiches
you see.. the problem with this guard is that whenever you fall (or even move) it falls to the bottom of your leg and leave your knee and upper part of your shin with no protection at all (and these are the parts that the pedal hits)
stiches cost more then better guards
DONT BUY!!!!
one flaming chilli to this guard (wish i could give it a ZERO!)

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   661 guards (they rock!!!) dont let this guard be on your "tried" list

Bike Setup:   mosh brass 2
swiched crank to haro f3 crank
macneil sprocet-bash guard

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil a Cross Country Rider from Long Island, NY USA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2004

Strengths:    Better than nothing. My versin, old, has side-of-knee protection
Inexpensive
Light and don't notice it's there


Weaknesses:    lack of knee strap


Bottom Line:   
Good for low speed impacts, and idiots like me who don't clip out in time.
For 10 bucks they saved me a lot of bruises and abrasions--Went down 3 times today, no problems. Knees had taken a beating without them. I'm going to jury rig some elastic for the knee cup though. I have relatively solid calfs, so no problem at all with slippage.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Bike Junkie

Bike Setup:   Rockhopper FSR

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott a Downhiller from Scotland

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2004

Strengths:    Cheap and provide efficient protection.

Weaknesses:    Allways slip down below knees.

Bottom Line:   
These pads are good if you dont have alot of cash, but aren't the worlds greatest. If you can afford a more expensive pair of pads i would recomend you do that...somthing like dianese, 661 or fox 911 are good.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Stif Sports

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2004 Norco Bigfoot

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