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    shin guard recomendations

    One of the pedal spikes dug a good 1/4" deep gouge into my shin earlier today, so I suppose it is time for some shin guards. I don't want anything too burly, just something to keep my shins a little safer. Any ideas? Thanks alot!

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    661 Race.... cheap, light, comfy, reliable and used by Steve Peat!!!

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    If I were you I'd get a shinpad that protects the back of your legs also, I've slipped on the pedals forwards numerous times.

    Reccomending: 661 4x4 shin pads, or those cool rock gardn ones.
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    Go for the Rockgardn ones. My buddy rides them and he never complains about heat, or slippage, great protection as well. He is always first to have his on and first to have them off, very simple design. I hate my old foxes, I think it's time to get some new ones as well....
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    clipless pedals

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    I used to wear 661, but they were too hot, and they used to slip of the knee. So i bought the ones from Fox and I am very pleased with them. Easy to put them on, they stay where they should. Minus is they don't protect back of the leg, so you can slip on pedals and injure yourself

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    bigger but still nice.....raceface or roaches fr or dh
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    I have the fox ones and they are awesome,
    again the downside is the lack of back leg protection, but they very easy to get on and off

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    One more vote for Fox. Launch model iz great... it's easy and fast to put them on/off, protection of shins and knees is great, they don't slide while pedaling and they have good ventilation.

    I've had 661 Race Lite, 661 4x4, 661 Race and then decided that it is enough od bad products. Bought Fox Launch and now I'm a happy man.
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    I use Lizard Skins, they have a wrap around design that covers the back of the leg and large velcro patches. I like them so much that I have shins, and also the knee/shin combo with a hard knee cap.

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    My vote goes for the new TLD Lopes Signature Knee Guards. My wife and I got a pair before going to Whistler and they're great. They have a neoprene sleeve that you can wear separately and then the hard shell velcros to that and has two standard straps. They stay in place very well and are very comfortable. They will move down a little bit over time, but they still protect your knee in a crash. I had two minor falls and one endo at Whistler and my knees came out unscathed which is not something I can say about the 661 4x4s or the Roach DH pads. I have a nice scar on my left knee from an endo at Black Rock no thanks to my Roach pads. They are open back so if you're looking for something to protect the back of your legs, these won't work. They also run small which is great for guys like me. The come in a S/M, but they are really a size small. These are the first pads that didn't feel too big on me.

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    thanks for all of the replys. I will look into those

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJensen
    clipless pedals
    agreed.

    661 race are good pads my friend uses them.

    I personaly like my B1bomber shin gaurds. Realllly light. Super breathable.
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    If you're just looking for a basic shin guard, I'd recommend these:



    https://www.greenfishsports.com/inde...ROD&ProdID=970

    They're a bit warm because it wraps around your calf muscle...but, after wearing them for a few minutes, you forget about them.
    They've protected me from many pedal bites.

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