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Kevlar shortsOld Guy
Mar 19, 2001 11:12 AM
So back in the 80s I had a bad crash once where I ground my hip down almost to the bone.

Yesterday a guy crashed right in front of me in the Lighthouse Crit and DID grind his hip down to the bone. Really disgusting. I recall several years ago someone was selling shorts with kevlar inserts in the hips.

Does anyone know if these are still made? Who? Where? etc, etc...


ps: Critters: don't forget to shave your forearms.
re: Kevlar shortsTJeanloz
Mar 20, 2001 7:04 AM
Somebody does make them, I think they market them under the name 'crash pads'; my dad has a pair for inline skating.
re: Kevlar shortsOld Guy
Mar 20, 2001 8:25 AM
Thanks for the tip.

The site is and they have a lot of different products. Their Mt. Bike short comes closest to what I want but it's definitely overkill. I'm looking for something that mostly protects the top of the femur and uses slightly thinner padding.

I'll keep searching...
re: Kevlar shortsEntropy669
Mar 20, 2001 9:09 PM
Pearl Izumi made the kevlar shorts. They were the Keirin model. These were the REAL Japanese Pearls, not the POS that Phinney is schlepping off as Pearl.