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    Turbo Monkey - seb's Avatar
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    Best 661 Kyle Straight replacement?

    Been on KS's for a few years, and while they're great when they're brand new they do tend to fall apart at the sides and get a bit baggy with age.

    After something that is at least as good if not better in terms of comfort/fit/protection. If something has better durability too, then that's a bonus.

    Any recommendations?

    Ta!

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    The POC Joint VPD 2.0 looks nice, but I dont think it has any side protection. I am not sure about the newer ones 661 offers either..

    -Brett

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    I run the TLD T Bone knee pads; I'm on me third pair in 5 years. They work great for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raingauge View Post
    I run the TLD T Bone knee pads; I'm on me third pair in 5 years. They work great for me.
    Do those have hard (plastic) protection on the front of the knee?

    -Brett

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    Monkey Raingauge's Avatar
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    Yeah. Its a thin plate that's right on the front. It's shaped to bend with your leg.

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    Cool, do you have any problems with them moving? Have you used 661 KS before?

    -Brett

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    I previously ran the 661 Straight's, but have been using the IXS Slope EVO Knees for the last couple of seasons.

    The IXS's have a rigid knee cup (maybe not hard plastic, but close) are way slimmer, and stay in place better. They're actually a bitch to take off because they grip so well. I've had plenty of crashes to try them out, and they provide great protection.

    I like them better than the 661's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carraig042 View Post
    Cool, do you have any problems with them moving? Have you used 661 KS before?

    -Brett
    They've only moved once in a crash and i was rag dolling after smashing my knee and the rest of me. I tried on the 661 KS pads but I didn't like them.

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    The iXS range looks good. Has anyone tried the more expensive model, the Dagger?

    http://products.ixs-sportsdivision.c...ieschoner.html

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    Just buy my 30 straits...
    Waiting for sunshine and dusty trails - again.

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    I saw these in a shop the other day and they look good. I don't know anyone using them though, so no comments on fit or quality. I liked the fact that the armour is more of a hard shell than the 661's

    http://oneindustries.com/bike/guards/knee

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    I think POC is the best stuff made

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    I've been (still) using 661 KS, evo, riot..
    .. and recommend the fox launch pro.

    tried the TLD but too stiff, hot and not comfy at all IMHO.

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    Since you rock a Roots and Rain T-shirt like me, you should buy some Fox Launch pros.
    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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