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    Calf Protection

    I'm a total noob to MTB and right now I'm just doing XC, so far keeping myself from getting too crazy on obstacles and speed, so I don't feel like I need or want the bulk of dedicated pads, but I'd really like some light protection for the outside and back of my calves. They are getting torn up from pedals, rocks, sagebrush, and sprokets. It's still too warm for pants. Anyone got any ideas?

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    Long thick socks or stirrups like a baseball player would wear?

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    Tall socks would be sweet if they were made of something that wouldn't hold stickers and other pokeys and if they were durable. Maybe I'll try something like KT if I can find a cheap alternative.

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    Underarmor base layer would give you a 'little' protection.

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    661 Veggie or EVO shin guards have neoprene that wraps around the calfs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc View Post
    661 Veggie or EVO shin guards have neoprene that wraps around the calfs too.
    Yup... I believe Lizard Skins make something similar as well

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    A warning though, I wear veggie shin guards (to protect my shins...the FRONT of my calves!) and they pick up a lot of "stickey burrs". You can't feel them, generally, but they are definately there.

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    Never heard of anyone having issues with the back of their calves, except maybe if the pedal swings around and hits it.

    You could always buy soccer shin guards and wear them backwards.

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