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Thor Force Knee Guards The Thor Force Knee Guard offers extensive coverage, great comfort, and exceptional performance. Designed for riders who require more coverage than conventional kneeguards, but less support than expensive kneebraces, the Force Knee Guard is in a class by itself. Utilizing a floating, molded kneecup thats encapsulated in durable Aramid material our innovative dual-pivot system mimics the action of the knee without the bulky mechanics that can get hung up on your bike. So youll feel more like youre wearing standard knee guards, and less like a human robot. The Force Knee Guards are also anatomically correct, so theres a specific left and right side which match the contour of your legs for improved comfort and reduced chafing Features Perforated Airprene chassis for support and secure fit Extended thigh protection Impact resistant, polyethylene knee cup is encapsulated in durable Aramid fiber for maximum coverage Dual pivot system mimics anatomical action of the knee Custom inverted post latching system Asymmetrical design for comfort and fit S/M fits most riders up to 57 tall L/XL fits most riders taller than 57 2XL/3XL fits most riders with larger than average legs CE approved Sold as a pair
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Thor has apparently made recent improvements
PostedAugust 17, 2012
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awl51
From boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
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Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I usually don't write many reviews, but was very happy with the Thor Force kneepads. It's a good compromise between regular shin guards and a full brace. After knee surgery earlier this year, on the bone break vs tear cartilage debate, I ultimately land on the "break bone" choice side...but I hope the ample protection of these puppies will help to put off having to make the decision for a bit.
I was a little concerned about what size to pick for these; I'm below 5' 7" but have pretty big thighs and calves. I ordered L/XL, and they fit me perfectly. By that I mean that they end just above the tops of my Fox Shorty boots. I did not want a shin guard that tucked inside the boot - if you have a full-height MX boot you'll need to do tucking in or reconsidering. As it is, I have a very comfortable and protective system, bends fairly easily while moving on the bike, but it's surprisingly comfortable walking around and hiking as well. The whole rig, including compression shorts, just fits under my Duluth Firehose Loggers. They go on in about the same time to put on typical shinguards.
The main improvement that I think Thor made is on the back of the braces. They added fabric flaps under the back of the calf and the thigh sections, and I haven't noticed any strap chafing at all. As with any product like this, the airflow is a bit restricted and the lack is more noticeable under pants...so while I am normally a full ATTGATT kinda guy, with the addition of the fabric flaps I'm tempted to do some hot day rides sans the Loggers.
Highly recommended product.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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