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    Recommend me shin guards for general trail riding

    Looking for a pair of shin guards that doesn't look like I'm going to war or doing serious DH riding. Last week my right foot lost its footing and my platform petal hit my shin and that HURT! Didn't leave me bloodied but sure left a mark. It never occurred to me that I should use shin guards. I've always associated them with DH riders. I'm looking for something like the Lizard Skins shin guards, but they're kinda pricey. Any other guards similar to it? I don't care for knee protectors.

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    Soccer shin guards would probably work well for light duty, XC purposes...just don't wear the long soccer socks over them cuz you'd look like a dork;-)

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    G Form... that's all...

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    Cool thing about the G-Form stuff is that when you want to put together a super hero costume for Halloween...

    Good stuff, actually.
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    I recommend danscomp.com for this kind of stuff.
    BMX is consistently marketed at a lower price point than MTB and for what you want-basically the same thing if not exactly.

    Bmx Shin Guards at Danscomp

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    Hard plastic soccer guards will do the same thing for about $10. If you don't want knee protection as well, that's what I would buy.
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