Usuable fit for smaller riders
By Varaxis August 9, 2010
Trying these in Small on a 28 1/2" waist, I find that the crotch is way too long, which gets in the way of pedaling and sitting down when on a saddle. All the pads are in the wrong place--thigh pads are on front and interfere with my pedaling range of motion; the sit bones are right in the gap between the ass pad and "spine" protector; my pelvis's "crest" is between the thigh, waist, and ass pads. The ass pads don't seem like they'll protect much at all. I did a test roll on the ground and it hurt just as much as I'd imagine it would, but I suppose they barely worked since I didn't strike or feel sore at the bony points.
I mainly wanted hip armor, since that's the main area that takes damage in a crash. I suppose some solid protection for the tailbone is good too. All the rest is unneeded fluff.
Check out the Fox Launch or Titan if you want armor in this area. Avoid this like the plague, if you wear small. I'm not sure about the other sizes.
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