Mtb knee brace

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Tech features:The Leatt C-frame is a medically certified knee brace that’s designed to reduce injuries by limiting range of motion and absorbing impacts. The one-sided brace reduces forces to the ACL, MCL and meniscus in the knee, and reduces rotational forces with a rigid frame construction. The brace uses a super-stiff mono hinge design to limit rotational and hyper-extension forces. The super-low-profile design is built for comfort on the bike with dual pivots and sealed bearings, plus impact protection for the shin, upper thigh and kneecap. Our pair of size-large C-Frame kneepads tipped the scales at 3 pounds and can be purchased through any local bike or motorcycle shop for $599.


Field test results: Let’s just start off with one thing: these are overkill for most riders. For nearly any situation, the multi-pound weight penalty and added complexity of a pair of knee braces are simply too much. Where these things can come in handy is in the case of injury rehab. In our case, one of our test riders shredded some of the ligaments that give stability to his knee. If you’ve ever been in that unfortunate situation, you know that ligaments don’t go back together the way they were in the first place.

The C-Frame knee braces work basically the same way any other braces do. They restrict movement to only the range of motion the joint is intended to have. They’re particularly useful for cycling for one main reason—they’re single-sided. This not only allows for improved clearance for pedaling, it also keeps them from ripping holes in the paint of your top tube. In fact, with these things well-adjusted, you really can hardly tell you’re wearing much more than a conventional hard-shelled pad. As an added bonus, the skeletal structure of the brace allows for excellent ventilation, and the well-placed hard plastic guard and shin protection offer the same level of impact protection as the best pads we’ve tried— with the added bonus of the range of motion protection.

Make no mistake here; this is not a piece of equipment most riders will ever want to buy. It’s a tool to reduce reinjuring a knee after ligament damage has already occurred. In that respect they perform very well, with a level of comfort and lack of intrusiveness that’s better than any other brace we’ve used to date.



Best Knee Brace for Mountain Biking | Buyers Guide & Product Reviews

Top 8 Picks for the Best Knee Brace for Biking

Taking good care of your knees is the key to fully enjoying your favorite sport: biking.

Using a high-quality knee brace for biking is considered one of the best ways to prevent unnecessary knee injuries.

While these are generally used to help you recover from a past injury, it will also allow you to enjoy biking despite your knee conditions such as tendonitis and arthritis.

Now, let’s take a look at our top 7 picks for the best knee support for biking.

1. PentagonFit Compression Knee Sleeve [BEST SLEEVE]

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Exercising is good for your health. Especially mountain biking stimulates your metabolism and you can even lose weight as a result. When cycling, however, the knees are also stressed.

Even if this exercise is gentler than jogging, it is still beneficial to protect your knee joints while mountain biking.

So-called knee braces make this possible. With the PentagonFit Plus Size knee brace for mountain biking, your knees get the protection they need and swelling as well as pain are also prevented.

The braces are available in the sizes S-6XL. The PentagonFit sleeve also ensures that your freedom of movement is not restricted and that you will practically not feel the brace when cycling.

The PentagonFit plus size knee brace for mountain consists of very thin but elastic and flexible neoprene material. This is completely free of latex, which is ideal for anyone who is allergic to the fabric.

The manufacturer has also made sure that the braces can be easily put on and worn comfortably even by overweight people. As with socks, you just have to slip them on. This brace is also suitable for chronic pain.

Overall, the knees are supported without applying too much pressure. You can wear the brace all day without it slipping or becoming uncomfortable. It is also so thin that it cannot be seen under clothing.

When choosing the right size, you must first take measurements on your knee. We recommend choosing a tape measure that is as flexible as possible so that you can easily put it around your knee.

After that, start measuring once 6 inches above the midsection of the kneecap and once 6 inches below the kneecap. With those two dimensions, you can then read in the measuring chart which brace size suits you.

The braces should also only be cleaned by hand with warm water and soap. In the washer or dryer, it would only shrink or lose its shape.

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eatmybabies said:

I have been using a CTI brace for the last few season and its great. If your insurance covers it I say get one. The CTI is made specifically for your leg (the cast your leg and get a mold to make the brace) So the fit is spectacular. I've had my ACL replaced and a bunch of meniscus removed so i wear it anytime i'm on the DH bike. It's really not that bulky or in the way.

The only thing I didn't like was the kneecap they sell with it. It was OK but not great. Instead of the cap I just wear my 661 knee pad under it with the side pads cut out.

here's a link to the CTI ad with the knee cap/pad on it.

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eatmybabies what type of 661 pads are you using? I have been wanting to do this with my CTI's, but don't want to shell out the money to ruin a pad that might not fit correctly. does it here with migration of the brace also?

As said I use CTI braces. I have bilateral reconstructs. They function very well with the MTB. There are OTS braces that are the same design as CTI, A*'s, TLD braces, Evo braces (they have an awesome patella protection system)are reasonably priced. The Donjoy braces that have the tapered medial cage are ok for MTB and their Fource pin tech feels more natural when walking then any of the others and lighter if carbon. I personal would not use Astris. They have about 5mm of lateral movement in the hinge and there are plenty of moto guys that have had repeated knee injuries using them.

Medical insurance will cover CTI and DJ, but be careful with Dr, most have DJ reps and they will try to pawn OTS carbon DJ's for custome and I don't they don't come with tapered medial cage.


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