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Dimitri

Dimitri

Austin Tx.

Dimitri's Bio

Lets see...mountain biking and skateboarding oct-mar, wakeboard/wakesurfing mar- dec, snowboarding dec-apr... hey, there's always a party somewhere! It's a rough life, but somehow I manage.

Dimitri

Dimitriwrote a review of on April 8, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Dainese Trail Skins 2 Knee Pads
I am leaving this review to help others with sizing, as there is not much out there that I could find. With my leg relaxed, sitting with bent knees my measurements are taken 4” from the distal edge of my bent knee cap up the thigh, and below the knee at the thickest part of my calf. The calf strap actually rides just above the thickest part of my calf. Left leg measures: thigh 16.5”, calf 14 7/8”, Right leg measures 15 5/8” thigh, 14 ¼” calf.
I tried the medium and large and went with large, although the medium fit fine on my slightly smaller right leg.
They have a lot of adjustment in the straps. I have at least another inch on each pad that I could cinch down tighter if I needed to. I could have gone with the mediums, but that allowed some of the Velcro calf strap to rub on my larger left calf which was scratchy and help me decide to get the large.
They stay put during my typical 3 hr rides, breathe very well and I basically forget I am wearing them. I did wash out on a steep traverse and slide on my right knee pad along some rock… didn’t feel a thing. A few of the honeycomb vents did pack with dirt but when I bent my knee, aimed the clogged holes downward and then squeezed the honeycombed pad area all of the dirt basically fell out leaving clean holes, which took less than 30 seconds.
FYI, the red logo faces out when determining left or right.
As always Backcountry was a pleasure to do business with!

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Dimitriwrote a review of on February 10, 2010

5 5

I've been running this tubeless 2.3 on the rear for about 7 months. I put about 25-30 miles a week of pretty brutal technical trail and they'll last about 4 months for the rear- durable and tough. I like it for all conditions on the rear. If wet and slick, drop the pressure to about 20 psi and grip it. I try not to ride in peanut butter mud, but otherwise this tread seems to clean itself pretty good as well. I run something with lugs up front..tubeless bulldog or ignitor. I wouldnt trust the tight tread to grip in hard turns up front.
At 1/3 of retail you cant beat em-5 stars!!

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Dimitriwrote a review of on May 30, 2009

5 5

Realized that I need a 100 oz bladder as I have been sucking the 70 oz. dry.. Decided on the lobo..light weight, good storage, it's insulated and keeps my water cool! I put 104 oz in it shut the lid and didn't spill a drop. Without removing the bladder! I like the gel pouch on the shoulder. I wish that it came with some type of pouch on the waist belt, but I remedied that myself. You can fit cans of beer in the bladder if you want a cold one at the top! It'd be nice if it had a mp3/cell pocket on the shoulder strap. I can attach my helmet onto the flap that covers the bladder fill, AND ran some sraps on the bottom to secure my armour.
Awesome pack!

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