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DC01DC01 Posts: 333
edited January 2009 in MTB buying advice
hello. does anyone know if any bike shops in essex or east london area that have a good stock of 661 gear. im after kyle strait slim knees and chicken wing elbow, maybe large or xlarge. obvously loads on the internet, but i want to try them on first. ta for help.

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  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
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  • DC01DC01 Posts: 333
    ta. still no joy though. thanks again.
  • grantwaygrantway Posts: 1,430
    No shops in East or central London stock any of it
    Unless its old stock left on shelves

    Not great help I know but I have to go to stores back from
    outer areas where they sell Downhill/Freeride clothing

    Where in East London are you im In EastHam
    I do buy from Chain Reaction or Online cycles these have a shop in Buckhursthill
    But have a small stock but do price match or order for you.

    Anymore questions please ask
  • maximus69maximus69 Posts: 347
    there is a size guide on their webby. if your not sure tell me your measurements and i might be able to help, i have exactly what your looking at knee and elbows. both very comfy, you dont notice your wearing them when riding.
    "My life is like a porno-movie, without the sex".
  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
    :) Yes you do! But its not so bad that you just get used to it after a bit....
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    Whadda ya mean I dont believe in god?
    I talk to him everyday....
  • maximus69maximus69 Posts: 347
    weird. 3 mates wear the same knee pads and all say they dont notice them. never bothered me and i regularly do 2hr+ rides. are you sure your wearing the the knee pads on the knees and not the elbows? :lol:
    "My life is like a porno-movie, without the sex".
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,675
    Yeah, I'm aware the Kyle Straits are there but not in any bad way, no restriction, discomfort, movement, any of the usual bad pad stuff. They're quite bulky with the side protection but that's a very good thing IMO. I really love mine.

    The Chicken Wings I'm a bit less impressed with, the pad feels a little stiff so with bent elbows they're very noticable. Maybe that'll wear in over time. Still, they're certainly not bad at all, they don't restrict on-bike movement at all, and having just tested one yesterday they offer good protection despite their small size. I'm not entirely sure I'd buy another set but I'm not going to be replacing them either, they're in that "acceptable but not amazing" area if you know what I mean.

    Remember that if you buy a set online and they don't fit you always have the right of return within the UK.
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  • DC01DC01 Posts: 333
    used the size guide on the crc web site. reckon im xl leg and l arm. weren t exactly sure where to measure though. all i did was look a pictures of people wearing the gear im after. and looking how high or low they sit on leg or arm. so only best guess really.
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