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Old 03-08-2019, 10:02 AM
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After two years of hemming and hawing and researching until nearly going blind, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a pair Leatt X frames. $445 USD. Had been running strap on knee guards, so they were not hard to get used to. Well worth the protection. An ACL or MCL surgery will end up costing far more. I think the X-frames bridge the gap between the super expensive braces and the cheap knee guards. I've been very happy with them.

I'm not getting any younger (45) and it seems every year I add another piece of safety equipment. I just started wearing a neck brace a few months ago as well. Soon I'll be covered in bubble wrap...
Same here, bought the X-Frames 6 weeks ago. First they felt good, I normally use Leatt Dual Axis, but later after about two hours of riding I could feel the inner part above the knee pushing into my thighs. I was able to improve that by putting a thicker pad on the knee inside. Rode another 3 hours and all was good. Not super comfy but no pain.

Like you I try to get all protection I can afford, and I use a neck brace as well. But not always...

45? I cant remember must have been 13 years ago


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Old 03-10-2019, 01:48 AM
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So, no one has asked for pictures..??
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:29 AM
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I went for the Pod K8 v2 knee braces. I am very happy with the results so far, they are so comfortable I forget I am wearing them with I am riding.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:57 AM
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I have been using the dual axis for a few years now and they are pretty good imo
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:34 AM
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I went for the Pod K8 v2 knee braces. I am very happy with the results so far, they are so comfortable I forget I am wearing them with I am riding.
I also just bought the k8 v2. They are very comfortable and light. Do yours have any play where the hinge pads meet your knees? If I use the smaller hinge pads they braces feel great but I can grab the knee cap and move side to side and get a very tiny bit of play between my knee and the hinge pad. If I use the larger pads they are very tight and putting pressure against my knee. How do yours feel?
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:16 PM
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First ride. Guards are good. Little restrictive when sitting in the pits but good on the trail.
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