Recommended lower leg protection after this!- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 39 of 39
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    6

    Recommended lower leg protection after this!

    I have recently had this injury at Bike Park Wales. I landed a jump and as I've gone on to pedal on to the next one I found I was in the smaller ring at the front (2x10 setup) and my pedals just zipped around and this happened. Just felt like a scratch and didn't realise until I got down to the fire road. . Can anyone recommend any protection for my leg (inside right) when I eventually get back on my bike after skin graft has healed. Cheers
    Recommended lower leg protection after this!-image.jpg

  2. #2
    9 lives
    Reputation: cyclelicious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    14,187
    How many stitches did it take to close that?
    F*ck Cancer

    Eat your veggies

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    6
    3 stitches where the old skin was and then the skin graft from my thigh

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    6
    Recommended lower leg protection after this!-image.jpg
    This is how it looks at the moment. (When I had dressing change)

  5. #5
    Always in the wrong gear
    Reputation: Impetus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,459
    I'd recommend a bash guard on the crank, not leg protection.

    Jesus, that's gnarly.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    908
    Holy crap dude, that makes me cringe a whole bunch! Anything, you need any kind of shin protection! That does not compare to any shin mash I've suffered from trialsing and what not, ugh. I've been using 661 soft knee shins that are a couple years old now I think. I like them because you don't have to remove shoes to put on/off. Reasonable protection against pedal strikes, but doesn't have hardshell so wont do a whole lot for a hard impact. Not totally hot like a hardshell would be. The fabric is thin on the back but I think it would have mitigated most of that zombie bite wound! Ugh ugh ugh, need to make this page and images go away, I'm a squeamish pansy!

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    908
    And yeah, that bash ring suggestion is not bad idea, had one on my trials bike and prob would have helped in your case!

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: turnsfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    25
    You've convinced me to buy a bashguard, like now.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Legbacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    8,564
    When I had 2 rings I always had a bash guard and this is one of the reasons.
    Formerly Travis Bickle

    Team Robot. "modulation is code for “I suck at brake control.” Here’s a free tip: get better."

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    6
    I have been looking at bash guards but I don't want to lose my 2x10 setup. They all seem to state they replace the outer ring?? I will be getting some sort of leg protection though. What about these ? POC Joint VPD 2.0 Shin Guard 2015 | Chain Reaction Cycles

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    908
    My 2x shimano setup is actually a 3x crankset with pretty little chips for where the outer ring would have been so a bashing should be able to fit easily

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,592
    After doing that, not as bad , I got Lizard Skins and only wore one on my rt leg. I later removed my big ring and run a bash guard

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: targnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    4,974
    I did something similar (little less Sunday Horrors though) on my flats w/ pins...

    I used a calf sock on that lower leg for a while...

    -------------------------------------
    Opinions are like A-holes... everybody
    has one & they're usually full of...??
    Last edited by targnik; 06-14-2015 at 01:37 PM.
    "Mountain biking: the under-rated and drug-free antidepressant"

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    6
    Thanks for your help people. I've just realised this is not a UK website doh! Still, I have a few things to try out and will check out and see if I can get a bash guard on my current setup. I will probably wear protection as well as I know I will be a bit paranoid about it. Happy riding and I can't wait to get back on mine!

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    123
    Good God that's a rough one. I'm going to look into the bash guard now too....! Hope things are ok!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    '16 Bucksaw Carbon X01

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    131
    Holy shit it look more like something wanted to bite off your leg.

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: turnsfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    25
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryltar View Post
    Holy shit it look more like something wanted to bite off your leg.
    Something did! Those rings do have teeth.

    I bought a bash gaurd after seeing this. I never use the big ring anyway.

  18. #18
    > /dev/null 2&>1
    Reputation: Procter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    3,824
    Wow. cray cray.

  19. #19
    high pivot witchcraft
    Reputation: mtnbkrmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    3,314


    I ride clipped for everything on every bike, including my Operator. I have always worried about my feet coming off the pedals.

    Anyway, I will never again whine about any of the scratches I get riding.

    OP - I sincerely wish you the speediest of recoveries.

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    378
    I have a nice set of scars on my leg in the same place as the OP from some chainring bite a few years ago. Clipped a pedal on the side of a small ravine I was riding down (kind of singletrack with banking both sides), fell forward onto the top tube and lost my pedal grip - my calf impacted the big chain ring. Luckily my calf 'moved around' with the ring as I was falling, so I just had a 40 cm line of equidistant deep 2cm cuts right down the inner part of my calf. *Nothing* like the pic though - good grief :s

    I wore DH trousers for a while after - now I rock it Steve peat style with very long socks that go past mid calf

    Heal up quick PURSEYP10, wishing you a speedy recuperation - you'll look back on the pics with pride one day!
    2019 Cube Reaction Race 29
    2018 YT Capra AL
    2014 Scott Aspect 740

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    612
    that has to be the nastiest picture on this site.......i wonder if a of those kevlar cut resistance socks used for hockey or skiing (i think) would have helped

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    5,010
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky Mtn View Post
    that has to be the nastiest picture on this site.......i wonder if a of those kevlar cut resistance socks used for hockey or skiing (i think) would have helped
    There's worse. I dare you to go looking for them

  23. #23
    EAT MORE GRIME
    Reputation: 127.0.0.1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    4,649
    doood!

    christ in a chiken basket that is horrifying

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mfa81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,881
    Race Face Flank seems to offer good protection, but I can only speak based on the ambush knee guards

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    221
    Recommended lower leg protection after this!-fb_img_1427218860208.jpg

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    123

    Recommended lower leg protection after this!

    Not to diminish my sympathy for you, (because you've earned every ounce), but do tell, this happened on flats, yes? For me, coming off the pedals and this or the ole pedal to the shin/calf is why I went to them. I'm sure it can happen on clipless , but I envision flats more so...
    '16 Bucksaw Carbon X01

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation: armourbl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    286
    What if you are 1x10. Bash guard still needed to prevent this?

    ben

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation: White7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    574
    Quote Originally Posted by armourbl View Post
    What if you are 1x10. Bash guard still needed to prevent this?

    ben
    nope,,no open teeth to bite you

    To the OP,good golly molly,,,that's brutal

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    176
    Owww that looks awful. On my first bike, a diamondback hardtail, I had the chain snap under load (while riding clipless) and the force that was being applied threw my foot forward, off the pedal trapped my foot on the ground, at which point the big chaining speared my calf. I literally had to pull my calf off of it. Damn thing took forever to heal. That is so much worse tho. I would definitely recommend the bash ring
    What goes up must come down.

    2015 YT Capra AL2
    2014 Chromag Aperture
    2008 Pinarello FP2

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    6
    Yes I run flat pedals, don't think my foot came off them though.

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    123
    Again, much sympathy...

    The only way I've seen rings or pedals cause injury to me or others I'm riding with is when the foot has come off the pedals. Shin and calves alike. This is why I went clipless.

    Now I get plenty of other injuries from not being able to get out fast enough on a climb with spin out (too tight) or the foot popping off (too loose), but I think I've found a good tension setting.

    Maybe consider it...
    '16 Bucksaw Carbon X01

  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,740
    Holy crap you just won best chainring tattoo. Ever.

    Definitely throw a bash on.

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    40
    Yikes, I have pair of Six Six One Knee/Shin guards that go from knee to ankle. There is padding right where your nasty gash is. I am fairly new to Mtn Biking and I got pretty scraped up when I endO'd in a ravine over a year ago. I scraped up my knee and my elbow was a mess. After that I started wearing protection. Im just starting to get to the point where I was thinking "maybe I don't need it" now im going to keep it. I want to learn more about these "Bash Guards" what are they and where do buy them?

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation: StinkBait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    33
    what has been seeeen......





    OP, I hope you get well ASAP!




    off to find a bashguard or chainmail for my legs!

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    264
    BBG Bashguards, cheap, durable and comes in different colors. I think they ship worldwide. Made a sandwich on my older bike, thin one on the inside, to keep the chain on a 1X. Current bike has one with a wide/narrow chainring, 1X of course, and clutch derailer. Haven't dropped a chain on this setup. Hope you heal up soon. Just flesh wound, no ligaments or tendons requiring surgery and no walking for 6 weeks.

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation: StinkBait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    33
    I just bought a bashguard from BBG after reading this thread, I posted a thread on where to find one for my bike and was recommended to buy a BBG bashguard and spacer. Total for bashguard,spacer, and shipping came out to $36 bucks, after looking at OP's pic I think $36 bucks is well worth it.

  37. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    268
    I wish you a speedy recovery. Man, that's rough.

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Swissam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,128
    Quote Originally Posted by PURSEYP10 View Post
    I have recently had this injury at Bike Park Wales. I landed a jump and as I've gone on to pedal on to the next one I found I was in the smaller ring at the front (2x10 setup) and my pedals just zipped around and this happened. Just felt like a scratch and didn't realise until I got down to the fire road. . Can anyone recommend any protection for my leg (inside right) when I eventually get back on my bike after skin graft has healed. Cheers
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	11661 
Size:	120.1 KB 
ID:	995556
    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    Holy crap you just won best chainring tattoo. Ever.

    Definitely throw a bash on.
    This. After your all healed up take this picture in and get the exact teeth marks tattooed to compliment your scar. Chicks will dig it.
    For protection try some ION BD socks. I really like mine.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/apparel-prote...or-955467.html

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    385
    Wow, bummer! What hurt more, lower leg or skin graft site?

Similar Threads

  1. Recommended/Non-Recommended Tires for Clydes
    By SeaHag in forum Clydesdales/Tall Riders
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-05-2015, 11:42 PM
  2. Frame protection and fork protection tape
    By Roadking1962 in forum Pivot Cycles
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-10-2013, 07:53 PM
  3. Blur LT2 lower link protection w/ pictures
    By kreal in forum Santa Cruz
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-22-2012, 02:11 AM
  4. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-01-2012, 08:28 AM
  5. Blur LT2 lower link protection
    By kreal in forum Santa Cruz
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-05-2011, 11:56 PM

Members who have read this thread: 6

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.