I really like these but I had to layer (small pieces) duct tape on the inside leg screw parts to stop tearing up my pants and graphics. It has seemed to work much better. You need to wear them with the tape on for a little to stretch it out some and get the flexibility back.
Thor 2016 Force Knee Guards
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Just received these today and tried them on. felt good standing up and bending the knees but when i sat on the bike they got very uncomfortable. hard to grip the shrouds and lost all foot control movement. will take them to the take this weekend to try and see if they will break in if not i will be returning
Just got these so have only worn once.
After a few minutes of riding forgot I had them on.
Plenty of straps to ensure a solid fit.
Several ridding buddies have been using these for a while and swear by them.
This is a Good and cheap product for the money... But will destory your pants in the matter of a couple rides by wearing a hole into the side. Once there is a hole in the side of your pants it will poke out and wreck your graphics/ scratch your plastics
I like these and they fit well with my boots, bought socks after first ride. These will make your knee pits raw.
These braces are okay but tare up your pants and graphics way too much! You think Thor would have thought of this when designing them.
The description separates sizing by the height of 5'7".
I am right at 5'7", and purchased the small/medium size.
They were way too small, I had to exchange them for the large/xlarge, which are a bit too long.
I wish Thor would measure by leg length and diameter and offer a few more varying sizes for these lower budget knee guards.
That sure would help us broke guys out.
The 2014 Thor Force Knee Guards are great for the price they do their job. The size is a bit small and you could feel them sometimes too tie but after a few rides they feel better. They are good and the style is great.
I have had these for a while and have a love hate relationship with them. They have saved me in some good crashes into rocks but they have also ripped holes in the knees on my pants where I connect with bike. They also hurt the back of my legs cause the Velcro will remove your skin if not wearing a protective layer under them which sucks on a hot day. But for the price I have not found anything that protects better and will keep using them till I find something better.
the knee guards are excellent for the price more like getting a knee brace for knee guard price. I broke a set of asterick and bought these because i didnt want to spend another butt ton of money. the only thing i do not like about them is after riding a long time a strap comes undone.i dont know it tho until i go to take them off. they stay secure and do not move around a lot wen riding. Overall it was money well spent
These fit great look great and feel great! Only thing, definitely wear some sort of under armor protection between your skin and the pads because they chafe.
when i got these knee guards they were a little stiff but after wearing them for 20 min or so they loosened right up and u could barley feel them on. yes the padding on the back is a little itchy but just wear long socks it gets ride of it. it is really all plastic on the front witch makes them a little bulky but is very protective. and all around the price is good and they feel good and they are just a great buy
Thor has really made an outstanding knee guard at an unarguable price. Very comfortable and has great ergonomic movement. Really helps with getting your knees right up on the shrouds in turns. I would reccomend wearing some kind of under armor to prevent chaffing the back of the legs. Other than that I am impressed.
The price $ 99.00 is for a pair or for just 1 ?
I was thinking of just knee guards and these turned out to be great knee support and protection. They are very comfortable, easy to adjust and will recommend them to all my friends that are just looking for a little extra support for thier knees.
these knee braces really protect your knees and part of your thighs. the price is good too. the first time i rode with these i crashed and got knocked unconsious. then a guy came flying over that same jump and ran over my legs exactly where i was wearing these. my knees where perfectly fine. who knows what would have happened without these. my only complaint is that the straps scratch your legs so i would recommend knee socks. and they are quite bulky so not as much flexability. but its worth it.
the knee pads are great and everything but my main concern and why i gave it such a badd rating is because the bolts in the bracepart of it keep coming out and its dangerous because ill be in the middle of a race and then all of a sudden ill have a screw in between my shin and boot and it scraps me all up and im a lil upset about that plus it throws my focus off beecause all i can think about is how much it hurts sitting in between my shin and boot
I bought these braces early in the summer hoping to save a few bucks and actually get a little protection at the same time. As of right now I'm fairly pleased with them, only flaws I have had with them is that the sizing is rather generalized so i cant use the upper velcro it bunches up behind my knees and makes my legs practically immobile i just velcro it to the front of the brace and use the strap in the back of my thigh
They protect good. They feel good when broken in. I didnt like the lack of sizing. (only 2 sizes) I think thats why myself and others are getting them tight around the calf. The thigh straps on mine broke after about a year and a half. But I repaired them. I also lost a screw and replaced that as well. Even after my negative comments, they seem to be the best in their class.
I think these are the best knee guard in this class (the non-cheapy, non-brace class).
But it was a bit weird around the calf. There wasn't enough material on the lower velcro part that goes around the calf.
I'm 5'6" 155 and my wife is 5'6" 120. For both of us it was hard to get the lower material fastened properly around the calf. It is just BARELY fastened on the last little piece of velcro in order to not make my wife's feet go numb.
She doesn't have cankles. haha.
The material above the knee was plenty though.
Maybe we got a defective set? I haven't seen anyone else mention this in the reviews.
S/M fits most riders up to 5’7” tall
L/XL fits most riders taller than 5’7”
2XL/3XL fits most riders with larger than average legs
Also, from what I have seen on these guards you should be able to adjust them to wear they will fit securely without having to worry about them moving around on your legs. The lower portion of these would fit down into the top of the boots as well which helps keep them in place as well.
Maybe someone else will chime in with actual comparison between the sizes.