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Knee/Elbow pads for 6 year old???

CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
I'm trying to coax my 6yo son into getting out on his bike a bit more but he had a big spill last summer and is a bit apprehensive. He sees me going out riding with 661 Kyle straits knee pads on and has decided he wants some too.

If it will give him a bit more confidence then I'm happy with that but all the "kids" pads I've looked at are very cheap/badly fitting/bulky and look awfully uncomfortable. Does anyone know of any good knee/elbow pads for kids?

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  • Mike HealeyMike Healey Posts: 1,023
    We've had kids turning up to the club with them on and they usually discard them within a few sessions when they see other kids not wearing them. As for any possible discomfort, he's not likely to be riding for long enough for them to cause any.

    Later on, regular crashes will build up the scabs to a sufficiently protective thickness, thereby rendering them unnecessary
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  • craigw99craigw99 Posts: 224
    i got my 8year old 661 pads out of halfords they were on a web offer £30 for both i think. depending on size they may fit as his little brother(just turned6) nicks them sometimes!
    opinions are worth exactly what you pay for them ;-)
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  • matiskomatisko Posts: 22
    I've used Lizard skins soft neoprene elbow and knee pads for both my kids. v.light, comfy and not too pricey at around £17. would recommend them.
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    I got the 661 ones from Halfords as I wear 661 Kyle Straits and he thought is was great "being like daddy"

    His confidence went right up with them on and now we have the stabilisers off
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,225
    You could try Argos as only £7.99 and at that price it doesn't matter if they don't use them more than once.
    And yes i know it says skateboarding but the blurb say's bike.
    See link
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... 419425.htm
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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