Knee Protection for Enduro Racing

What do you think is the best knee impact protection for enduro racing?

Last year was my first enduro season and I used the Answer Apha Knee guards. Here's a link to an image. http://www.mxrcracing.com/shop/images/categories/apparel/10/01-8244.jpg

The Answer Alpha knee guards offer good impact protection, and the articulation is helpful function. However, these are restrictive and over the course of a 5 hour enduro race increase workload adn wearout on my legs. In my mind these are more appropriate for trailriding than say long, sustained racing.

Is there's a better option out there? Better meaning more lightweight, less restrictive/cumbersome on the legs. I'm only interested in impact protection, not looking for a full brace like asterisk, podmx, etc.

Thanks in advance.

-Scott

there's a bunch like the ones you have, I'm surprised you did not get used to them, i dont even notice mine

but to step down means the crappy pads that dont really strap to your legs

Mrblah. Completely agree that the cheap plastic one piece types aren't appropriate for racing.

I wondered if the small neoprene styles like 661 are any better for long sustained fast pace riding vs. hinged plastic models.

-Scott

been wondering the same thing.

Also, kinda wondering what that D3O adds to the game.

Not familiar with D30, Have a link?

-Scott

been wondering the same thing.

Also, kinda wondering what that D3O adds to the game.

I race hare scrambles and I just picked up a pair of the fox titans and their tall knee brace socks. They are very comfortable and give me plenty of protection. I had a basic pair of thor guards before but every time I lost the front end on some slimy creekrock the handlebar would always implant itself into my leg just above the knee. The fox guards come up above the knee and work great. They aren't full blown braces but I can't afford those anyhow. We run for 2 hours at a time and I love them so far. Here you go:

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do?navType=type&webTypeId=86&navTitle=Apparel-Protective+Gear&webCatId=4&keyword=FOX+TITAN&prodFamilyId=24785

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do?navType=type&webTypeId=120&navTitle=Accessories-Rider&webCatId=5&keyword=FOX+KNEE+BRACE+SOCK&prodFamilyId=19152

I use Alpinestars because they; strap to the leg, are hard palstic, and flex.

Dont mess with your knees, get a full protection system like POD, you wont be sorry

I`m satisfied with Fox Raptor kneeguards...:ride:

What do you think is the best knee impact protection for enduro racing?

Last year was my first enduro season and I used the Answer Apha Knee guards. Here's a link to an image. http://www.mxrcracing.com/shop/images/categories/apparel/10/01-8244.jpg

The Answer Alpha knee guards offer good impact protection, and the articulation is helpful function. However, these are restrictive and over the course of a 5 hour enduro race increase workload adn wearout on my legs. In my mind these are more appropriate for trailriding than say long, sustained racing.

Is there's a better option out there? Better meaning more lightweight, less restrictive/cumbersome on the legs. I'm only interested in impact protection, not looking for a full brace like asterisk, podmx, etc.

Thanks in advance.

-Scott

I've found the fit of my riding pants can increase restriction.some pant styles bind on the knee(knee guard)over the boot pants seem the worst to me.

Not familiar with D30, Have a link?

-Scott

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grq2NzI9nNI

I've seen that 661 is selling some gear with it.

Wonder if I can get a whole suit. :ride:

:ride:

i race enduro's and this is all i use they are rather cheap i find them very light and effective, don't even know im wearing them

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Kyle straight knee guards are the most comfertable knee protection i've ever worn... altho they may be a bit "lacking" in overall protection compared to other brands... honestly idont even know i'm wearing them, and I ride all day

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