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Raceface FR or DH knee shin pads whats difference ??

TurricanTurrican Posts: 755
edited June 2009 in MTB buying advice
Can any one tell me what is the difference between the 2 pad from Raceface ones a FR and other DH, i have looked it up and still not sure what difference is?. Is it the plastic shells or the foam padding inside?. I want itfor DH as thats what i do buti do freeriding and ride trails too.
Any info be good

PS its the 08 ones not the new ones.
PPS any one tried the 09 ones yet, any good?.
I don't have a bike addiction problem.....bikes seems to have a problem with me.....it just can't seem to stay on.

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  • I think the FR are open at the back, DH cover move of your calf.... Not 100% though.

    Didn't like the FR. Toooo bulky, not very maneuverable and sweaty as hell.
  • TurricanTurrican Posts: 755
    Cheers Benji are yh never though about that have to take another look at pics, OH and good luck with your move too :D
    I don't have a bike addiction problem.....bikes seems to have a problem with me.....it just can't seem to stay on.

    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/users/FlowRideR661/
    http://flowrider661.pinkbike.com/
  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    The DH version also have thicker padding, but essentially Benj is right.

    However, I completely disagree with him on the comfort thing. I can wear mine all day even in the hottest weather and completely forget that they're there. Yes they do get sweaty but not majorly so (and I suffer big time with hyperperspiration), but personally I'd rather be a bit sweaty than taking a trip to A&E.

    The do come up on the small side though. Both my elbow/forearm and knee/shin sets are the Large size - they're best described as a snug fit and I'm not the biggest bloke in the world. I think that this might be where Benj finds them a let down because I believe that he's quite a lump... :lol:

    Protection wise they're amongst the best - unlike a lot of knee/shin combos, they cover the whole shin right down to the ankle and actually sit on top of your foot (but you can't feel it because they're well padded). The won't rotate and they won't work loose. If the scuffs and scrapes on mine are anythign to go by they've saved me a few pints of blood too.

    10/10 as far as I'm concerned.
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  • TurricanTurrican Posts: 755
    Ah cool so its just a matter with size then i have set of 661 race lite pads in med and im 5ft 10 tall with longish legs so am i going for med again in the Raceface pads then
    I don't have a bike addiction problem.....bikes seems to have a problem with me.....it just can't seem to stay on.

    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/users/FlowRideR661/
    http://flowrider661.pinkbike.com/
  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    Capt Yeti wrote:
    Ah cool so its just a matter with size then i have set of 661 race lite pads in med and im 5ft 10 tall with longish legs so am i going for med again in the Raceface pads then

    No, read my post again...they come up small...so if you use mediums now....then you'll need...??? :lol:
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  • I went for the 09 FR as the DH ones were a bit too restrictive for me. The foam is thicker, the pads encase the back of the leg and the kneecup is slightly different iirc. I wear them for DH, they're marvellous.
  • TurricanTurrican Posts: 755
    Thanks guys yeah i shall get some in large then best be sure so thanks for replies
    I don't have a bike addiction problem.....bikes seems to have a problem with me.....it just can't seem to stay on.

    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/users/FlowRideR661/
    http://flowrider661.pinkbike.com/
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