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parka



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:55 pm    Post subject: Ankle Guards Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend any kind of padded ankle guard that i can wear when on the trails. a couple of years a go i broke my ankle. and now have a plate on the outside of my left ankle. unfortunately i think the surgeon nipped to B&Q for the biggest screws he could find, as i now have a screw right on the nobbly part of my ankle bone on the side of my foot. which with even the slightest of knocks hurts like hell, a really horrible sick feeling. needless to say im petrified that when i eventually fall off the bike my ankle is going to get a knock.
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Magnus



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked Shocked fooo kin Ouch man!!

I cant think of anything to help that, it may have to be a bespoke job. can you cut up some shin pads and stuff em down the socks

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like halfrauds have come to the rescue. these are exactly what im looking for. im a big wuss but self preservation rules

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/accessories/body-armour-pads/dainese-p erformance-ankle-guard

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

parka wrote:
Looks like halfrauds have come to the rescue. these are exactly what im looking for. im a big wuss but self preservation rules

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/accessories/body-armour-pads/dainese-p erformance-ankle-guard


I have a pair of these and they are OK and offer good protection. I mainly wear them to stop crap dropping in my five-tens as I hate it when stones get in ur shoes Sad

They wear really quickly on the inside mind, where they rub against your crank. I have to put gaffer tape on mine where they are worn out, they could really do with being leather or something on the outsides.
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parka



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its mainly for the protection on the outside of the ankle, think i will give em a try. if they wear then il get some red gaffa tape to match my red DMR's and patch em up Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swap mine over so when they wore on the inside I swapped L to R, but now they are worn thru on both sides Smile

They are nice and comfy and offer decent protection.

I also wear them cheap sondico football guards which are about £3 from sports direct. They don't wear through, but they don't offer the same protection, but worth trying as they are so cheap.
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