Knee Braces provide knee support and protection during those long races or trail rides.
jesse in Washington
I have been racing with these knee guards for a while and they are very sturdy and feel like they can take a beating, however the straps dig into the back of my knee and thigh even with a neoprene brace guard and brace socks underneath. If you can look past the open sore after a vigorous ride these would work great.Read All Reviews
PETER in TX
Someone is pinching nickels too tight at Asterisk. I order a pair of these from RM on 6/19/14. On adjusting the leg clamps, I noticed the screws that hold this critical adjustment were binding, and the fit of the provided hex key was loose. It appeared that some else had attempted to set these screws before on the right side brace, and I couldn't get a SAE or metric key (my hex keys are quality German made) to fit the screws well enough to provide the required torque to hold the adjustment. RM sent me a replacement for the right brace, as I was able to get the left side set up. The left brace hadn't been returned and re-sold as the right side had. On receiving the 2nd right side brace, I find that it has the same issue as the first-mangled/out of spec clamp hardware. Someone has spun the flat retaining nut on the back side, under the padding. This obviously occurred due to binding, and the thin plastic ribs that were supposed to capture this nut and keep it from spinning had been ground down. This might have been avoided had the previous buyer lifted the pad and pressed the nut down between the ribs, but this was not mentioned in the very poor pictures only instructions. At this point, I called RM and explained about the poor hardware. They recommended PODs. These were on backorder for a few weeks, but since it was an exchange, I agreed to wait. Fast forward to 7/23/14, when my failed attempt to clear a double log obstacle results in a torn ACL and MCL in my right knee. Would the injury have been prevented had I been wearing braces? Can't say with any certainty, but they are designed to help prevent these types of injuries. I've seen hardware issues similar to this in Ti bolts I order from China-round holes that are supposed to be hex. Not the kind of crap I expect to see on a pair of $500.00 braces. RM called my cell while I was in the waiting room for my first medical appointment to tell me the backorder time on the PODs was extended. I replied "no hurry now, I'm sitting in a wheelchair with a blown out right knee." I suggested they re-evaluate their practice of selling defective/open box safety gear that can cause delays with serious consequences, and the nice dude on the phone said he would pass it upstairs (I never heard anything back). It was my choice to ride without the braces, so ultimately I'm responsible. My point is I had a reasonable expectation of having a functioning pair of braces 3.5 weeks before the injury. Now, I'm looking at a $5000.00 medical deductible, 2 months of rehab, and 5-6 months before I can ride my moto or MTB.Read All Reviews