Knee warmers slipping

by DickyBoy   April 5, 2014  

Can anyone advice please,

I have a new pair of dhb knee warmers which fit really nice, but whenever I ride they slip down. Then if walking around they then slip right down below my knees.

Would this be due to the hairs on my legs? I do have hairy legs and have never shaved them, but was interested to know if shaving would prevent this from happening.

I hope someone can help.

Richard Wave

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Nowt to do with the fur. The solution is simple enough, just buy bigger knees.

Alternatively, ditch the embrocation oil and use honey instead. Simply jump in the shower without undressing after your ride to steam the warmers off.

My eyes prefer Celeste, my bum prefers titanium.

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posted by Jack Osbourne snr [304 posts]
5th April 2014 - 15:03


I'm the same, skinny knees, either buy a smaller set or take those ones in
got a sewing machine ?

posted by jengy [65 posts]
5th April 2014 - 15:12


Are you putting them under your shorts or over?

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posted by Redvee [67 posts]
5th April 2014 - 23:39


+1 for buying bigger knees.

posted by consciousbadger [16 posts]
6th April 2014 - 0:56


Ditched my DHB's for exactly the same reason. Bought Endura. E Voila. problem solved (better grips)

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posted by Luminosity [65 posts]
6th April 2014 - 1:02


It's just some grip better than others or fit your leg shape.

I have perfectly shaved legs and this still happens to me with certain tights or knee warmers, especially if its wet.

The bad news is that - unless you're incredibly lucky and find exactly the right holster for your guns - there seems to be a correlation between price and grip.

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posted by abudhabiChris [517 posts]
6th April 2014 - 6:45


Usually found that with cheaper ones (which the dhb are), I went through a few cheap ones, including the dhb, and settled on castelli nanoflex.
Worth the case as they stick where I put them, definitely a case of you get what you pay!

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posted by glynr36 [374 posts]
6th April 2014 - 9:48


I have found they will all slip occasionally,mbut good ones less likely to do so.

Best set I have are old Descente they're were £stupid though.

All Campag

posted by Flying Scot [531 posts]
6th April 2014 - 10:10


castelli nano flex, problem solved!!

posted by alexjones5 [25 posts]
7th April 2014 - 12:53