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So as I recover from my latest get off, I am looking at either upgrading my knee guards or buying knee braces.  The topic has been brought up a few times in the search function, just looking for current opinions. I may have a 50% off coupon for the Mobius X8 braces so leaning that way to keep them relatively affordable. These old knees ain't getting any younger and some of you really old guys have already been there. What are you using?

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I'm thinking you may have pissed off "some of you really old guys" and may not get any responses 🤣🤣

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1 hour ago, simicrintz said:

I'm thinking you may have pissed off "some of you really old guys" and may not get any responses 🤣🤣

Me thinks your right! 🤔

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What is old? I am 39 with the odometer rolling over to 40 this year.😜

 

Sorry, no experience with knee guards or braces.

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  I know that you have a coupon for the Möbius cable tension model, but here is my two cents. I have tested the Asterisk ultra cell 2.0 in two get-offs. I know that the boot attachment to the brace that these braces come with saved my MCL/ ACL. Less price does not equal better protection. I live on a fixed income from my military retirement and coughing up $700.00 for these medical grade knee braces was not an easy decision for me. After realizing that these braces saved my ability to keep riding brought a smile to my old coot face. I doubt that you will find a better knee brace. 

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/riding-gear/asterisk-ultra-cell-2.0-knee-brace-pair-p

Regards, The Mobile Mule

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Thanks Mule, exactly the kind of input I was looking for. How are those when gripping the tank like when standing. They all seem bulky and awkward. I guess you get used to that?

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I have Pod. When I was shopping for braces I tried a number of different brands. Pod had the best fit for me. Moral of the story: Try a few, everybody's legs are different, and knee braces are different shapes. 

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7 hours ago, Huntndogs said:

Thanks Mule, exactly the kind of input I was looking for. How are those when gripping the tank like when standing. They all seem bulky and awkward. I guess you get used to that?

These braces, are about one half an inch wide at the inside knee. I was amazed at how out of the box comfortable it was to ride with these. I use Klim Mojave pants and the fit well inside. Rocky Mountain will allow you to try them on at home and send them back free if you don’t like them. I recommend that you measure your knees very accurately to insure proper fitment. This is true for what ever brand that you choose. I ordered large and sent them back for mediums which were night and day better fit. All in all your knees are getting giddy that you are planning to adorn them with some added protection! 

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57 minutes ago, SoCalMule said:

These braces, are about one half an inch wide at the inside knee. I was amazed at how out of the box comfortable it was to ride with these. I use Klim Mojave pants and the fit well inside. Rocky Mountain will allow you to try them on at home and send them back free if you don’t like them. I recommend that you measure your knees very accurately to insure proper fitment. This is true for what ever brand that you choose. I ordered large and sent them back for mediums which were night and day better fit. All in all your knees are getting giddy that you are planning to adorn them with some added protection! 

Well something is happening with the knees, I am seeing an Ortho Surgeon next week. Hope he says I need nothing but time!  When swelling stops, I am ordering a pair for sure. Maybe just grab three different ones and only keep the one that fits best.

 

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5 hours ago, Huntndogs said:

Well something is happening with the knees, I am seeing an Ortho Surgeon next week. Hope he says I need nothing but time!  When swelling stops, I am ordering a pair for sure. Maybe just grab three different ones and only keep the one that fits best.

 

Heal well my friend! 

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  These are what I wear under my braces. The ones that come with the Asterisk brand are itchy to me. Since you need to wear something under the braces anyway, I chose putting "one thing" on instead of two separate leggings. Below is a link for similar compression gear that I use. They are great as for flex while riding, and they are like cheating when there is a long slab section when it is in the 30's. Not too hot in Borrego when it is in the 80's either. 

https://www.amazon.com/BALEAF-Compression-Basketball-Running-Leggings/dp/B07WFSGV4T/ref=zg_bs_5888820011_39?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=48ETQF0DHKMVX37K8B3F&th=1&psc=1

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I have the Mobius. The biggest reason I bought them was that I liked their structure more than the other brands'. When I compared the leading styles, I was convinced that any of them would do a good job of protecting my knees. It also helped that the San Marcos Cycle Gear had them in stock so it was easy to try them.

I've had a half-dozen rides and the highest praise I can give is that I didn't even think about them while riding. It really surprised me because I expected them to constantly be in the way. Nope...the only time they were an issue was when I had to lift a leg over the bike. The KTM seat's high anyway so they just made me lift a little more. Annoying, but more comically clumsy than frustrating.

They also boost my mental strength because I feel like Robocop.

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