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Im looking to buy some new knee shin pads. I need something durable and easy to peddal in. Any sugestions?
 

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Yeah, Roach FR's are pretty good, I've got a pair and I've used them all season. They do seem to slip just a bith though. I also have used the Roach DH's. They are crazy overkill, don't slip at all, but are a bit restrictive at the back of the knee. For peddaling, I'd go with the FR's.

I also had a pair of 661's that were really comfortable, didn't slip, and easy to pedal in. Only problem is that after one crash the "spandex" material tore pretty easily.
 

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yeah my lbs has 661 race knee/shin pads that they could order. But i read many bad reviews about them
 

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I've done 20mi of XC with Roach FR. Not too hot or restrictive. Minimal slippage, good amount of protection. I use Kyle Straights now as I don't need that much protection for 99% of my riding. Maybe for Dville and N*.
 

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NorwegianRepresentative said:
Roach Rally FR Leg Armor has good reviews. I am looking at picking some up from price point for $30
really good pads
 
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