Does anyone ride with Neoprene-based leg armour such as Lizard Skins, 661 Comp shins, 661 Veggie Shins or the imaginatively named Fox Shin Guard?
I am thinking about buying a pair of 661 Veggie Shins and would like to hear comments from other riders who’ve used similar armour.
How much protection do they provide? Will they stop a pedal to the shins? Are they hotter than Roach leg armour? Any comparisons between Roach and neoprene armour would be really helpful. I currently wear Roach legs but these seem like overkill for some of the riding I do - I think something lighter might be better.
Yep. They’re light and good for racing but I wouldn’t do trials on them I don’t think they’re any hotter than hard-shell/Roaches although they tend to soak up less water/dry quicker when you go through river crossings.
I have a pair of the Fox shin guards, I would whear them with some boneless knee pads. I found the Fox shin guards to be easy to get on and off and they had better calf protection then the new roach mesh backed indy legs. I would get them soaked with sweat every ride and they had a problem with shifting around to the side of the leg. They are now in my box of unused uni junk.
I wear Lizard Skin shin guards or the knee shin combo. I haven’t had a problem with shifting around or them falling down.
As for heat I don’t really notice it until I take them off. Most times I’m wearing shorts so some air is getting to my legs.