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Knee braces damaging riding pants
« on: August 26, 2014, 04:11:29 pm »
I've posted this here coz u guys are wearing the same sort of kit as me and may have a solution.

My new knee braces (pods) have eaten through my MX pants, between the hinge and the fuel tank/frame, in only 3 outings. I can't see a remedy other than changing my riding style and try not pinching the bike with my knees. Maybe it's the pants themselves but I doubt it.

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Re: Knee braces damaging riding pants
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 04:13:50 pm »
Paddin on the size of the frame/tank that wont cause friction?
 

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Re: Knee braces damaging riding pants
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 04:44:12 pm »
Hm, perhaps padding on the brace - some felt - to spread the load ?

I never had this problem with my knee guards and they encased the knee quite well and also pinched the pants between themselves and the bike.

I was taught (or told) to grip the bike with your legs for steering - maybe I should open my legs a bit
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Re: Knee braces damaging riding pants
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 05:30:58 pm »
hahahaha - good advise......for a woman ;)

I ride with Pods too.... never had that issue - same pants for ages..... Guess it comes down to style of riding....
Maybe get someone that can to sew a thick patch / leather or something over that area of the pants?
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