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Wondering whats working for you guys with bigger knees/thighs/shins? Whats comfortable & breathes? Soft shell pads mostly. I'm curious about elbow pads too?
 

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Staying on the bike, and rolling when you can't. I've got a few tar stains from my first few years, but quickly learned to tuck and roll to prevent injury. I don't go over 30 on the trails, or take on jumps over a few feet.
 

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Might try asking over in the DJ/DH sections? I know there are SOME clydes that ride trails needing this type of protection.
 

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I always wear soft knee and elbow pads when riding, which, right now, are POC and 661 (old straights). But I am not that big in those areas. If you are, then you need to check their fit tables, which are usually pretty close. Also, do not buy so that they easily go on--they need to be a little tight to stay on in a crash and they stretch over time.

Check out the apparel and protection forums also. All sizes of riders there, but you can get an idea of what current protection is working well and how they are sized (run large or run small, etc.).

And they are all a bit hot, but, like wearing a helmet, I am used to it. Feel not properly dressed if I do not have them on.
 
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