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Old 10-02-22, 12:29 PM
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wrist guard recommendations

Hi there forum-ers. I'm looking for wrist guards for mountain biking. There's lots of wrist guards for skating, boarding, etc. I want protection if I fall, but I don't want grip interference or wrist trouble while riding for hours. Thanks in advance.

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I fractured my wrist on my first outing this year and started looking for wrist protection but couldnít find anything that didnít make holding handlebars awkward. Compression sleeves didnít feel like they would offer much support on impact. Maybe compression sleeve with a splint only on the outside? I couldnít find one though.
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Hi there forum-ers. I'm looking for wrist guards for mountain biking. There's lots of wrist guards for skating, boarding, etc. I want protection if I fall, but I don't want grip interference or wrist trouble while riding for hours. Thanks in advance.
I would be interested to know if you find one, but I canít see how that would work and still have a good grip on the bars as well and giving the full mobility needed.

Even DH racers who wear full body armor (shins, knees, elbows, arms, chest, back/spine and massive full face helmets ) donít wear wrist protectors. My guess is because it interferes with riding.

You should avoid trying to catch yourself in a fall using you hands. At most, use your hands/arms to guide the fall, not to slow it down.
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Thanks for the response. I found these, they seem to fit over gloves, and provide some protection. I'll post results. <a href="https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B074SJYRD1/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A2I8SIVDKUBU2K&amp;amp;th=1&amp;amp;psc=1">https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B074SJYRD1/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A2I8SIVDKUBU2K&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1</a>

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Old 10-11-22, 10:37 AM
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I ended up with this combination. PROS: feels like good protection, though I'm more mindful of speed to avoid crashing. CONS: restrictive, but workable; and harder to gear up, the wrist guards barely fit over gloves. But, with some effort it works.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07ZX9VP...roduct_details

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B074SJYR...ils&th=1&psc=1
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