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    Which knee/shin guard should I get?

    Iím going to flat pedals after 20 years of clipless and want a light weight knee/shin guard that will protect my shins from the pedal attacks. I do trail riding which includes plenty of climbing. Any suggestions out there?
    Troy Lee 5450 look pretty good.
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    It's usually the back of the leg where you get bit

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    IF you get good flats and good shoes made for flats you get very few leg rashes. but I agree with Traxfactory above, most seem to be on the back of the leg not the front. Honestly it happens pretty infrequently with newer flat pedals and shoes made for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnashed View Post
    IF you get good flats and good shoes made for flats you get very few leg rashes. but I agree with Traxfactory above, most seem to be on the back of the leg not the front. Honestly it happens pretty infrequently with newer flat pedals and shoes made for them
    The ones to front of your shin are the ones you will remember, theyre nasty. The one on rear are generally scrapes so if you dont have sharp pedals they arent so bad. But the front ones are when the crank flips around and slams into shin. It hurts like heck and take good chunks of meat regardless of how aggresive the pins are.

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