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RS Taichi CE Stealth Motorcycle Knee Guard

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by NSSherlock, Jan 13, 2012.

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    NSSherlock
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    NSSherlock Premium Member

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    I bought a pair of these from Motorcycle Race Gear ( http://www.motorcycleracegear.com.au/RS-Taichi-CE-Stealth-Motorcycle-Knee-Guard-TRV038.html ) after not being particularly happy with the way zip-in knee guards moved around in Kevlar jeans. My preference was to go with something that attached to my body, was relatively comfortable and could be worn under jeans. So far, I'm happy with these knee guards.

    Fit and comfort: These slide up over your foot and over your knee and fit snugly by means of the elastic spandex sleeve. They are held more securely in place by means of a Velcro strap at the bottom. I ordered the large size and the Spandex felt a little tight at first but soon felt comfortable. They fit snugly and it doesn't take long to barely notice you have them on.
    The small form factor means that my Kevlar Jeans slide easily over them. I'd say the form factor is so low that you could wear them under just about any jeans or riding pants.
    These are lightweight and comfortable enough to leave on if you wish and they'd be hardly noticeable.
    It is possible to remove them from under jeans as long as you remove your boot first.
    It may be possible to fit them with jeans on but doing up the Velcro Strap would be awkward.
    They breathe exceptionally well and don't move around at all in general use including walking around with them on.

    Protection These have the "soft" CE armour. It should offer some protection but compromises protection for comfort and "stealth". I'd consider the same brand with the "harder" CE armour. The soft CE armour covers my knee reasonably well. The lower portion of the protector offers the greater protection and my kneecap is covered by the top section. I could probably use just a little more protection coming down the sides a bit more in the top section of the guard. Maybe my huge knobby knees are part of the problem.



    The CE insert is removable and the Spandex holder is washable.

    All-in-all a good buy.

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    Motorcycleracegear

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    Thank you for the review :)
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    Jeworge

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    Thanks didn't know these were available, I'll take a look.
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    ajiribarren

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    I have a pair too. Really comfortable for daily riding!

    I've had trouble in the past finding a good pair of knee guards to wear under normal riding jeans that aren't uncomfortable after 30 mins on the bike. I've had the Icon FieldArmour, the Knox Knee Guard and this RS Taichi. By far, the Rs Taichi are the most comfortable ones. I can wear them all day long without any discomfort whatsoever. The close second would be the Knox Knee guards, but they are hard armour and a little bit cumbersome to be walking around in them all day. The Icons were a torture to wear (I'm not a skinny lad) and I ended giving them away to a mate.

    For daily riding the RS Taichi are superb! And you can wash them too (armour is removable). On more spirited rides I go with the Knox guards.

    Cheers
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    MRZ

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    I have a pair too. I like the softness of it rather than hard pastic type and you don't feel it there when riding. My one sometimes slides down a little, probably expected since the strech material gets stretched out. On hot days it was fine with jeans didn't notice it any warmer while wearing it.

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