Knee Brace without breaking bank

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4/17/2014 7:44 PM

I am sure this has been brought up a hand full of times. But I am in the market for some new braces mine are completely worn out. I would like to stay under $350-400 per set. What are your guy's opinions on the best bang for your buck brace. My Evs Web's are great, but I bought them when EVS sponsored me, really not trying to spend $600 plus bucks on braces.

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4/17/2014 7:48 PM

600 bucks is a drop in the bucket compared to knee surgery. That's how I looked at it when I bought mine.

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4/17/2014 7:50 PM

Ive had 2 knee surgeries haha. My insurance will not pay for new braces I dont understand why?

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4/17/2014 7:52 PM

Sadly my long-term experiences are all with the most high-end models, but recently I tried out the RS9 Pro from EVS for a ride before passing them off to a contributor for a long-term test. I thought they looked more like a fancy knee cup at first, but actually offered more support then I expected. Might take a look at them, they are around the $380 range, I believe?

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4/17/2014 7:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2014 8:01 PM

EVS was nice enough to hand out plenty of 50% off coupons at the end of the season at our local track. I believe it hasn't expired or anything and I've got no use for it at the moment so if EVS is how you want to go, I will gladly give you the info off of one coupon to help cut down the cost of some knee braces. Just pm me if thats what you want to do!

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4/17/2014 8:00 PM

Wow I really appreciate that I will go order the new Axis right now!

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4/17/2014 8:06 PM

I really like my alpinestars knee braces. Had EVS ones before and actually returned them because they kept falling apart.

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4/17/2014 8:18 PM

I always just wore the knee pads, the MSR ones that go for about $70 until about a month ago. I finally picked up a set of EVS RS8 knee braces on clearance at Rocky Mountain for $179 for the set. Took a few rides to get used to riding with braces on, but now they feel just fine. The buckle system is really easy to get on and off. They seem to have good support and also protect your knee cap. I am happy with them, especially for that price.

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4/17/2014 8:32 PM

mxj621 wrote:

Wow I really appreciate that I will go order the new Axis right now!

I'm at college right now, but will be back home tomorrow evening to get the coupon for ya. I'm pretty sure you have to call in to place an order with it though.

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4/18/2014 9:03 AM

Your insurance may pay for knee braces. I know of a few guys in a local ISU MX in Ames, Iowa have had luck with these CTI^2 being covered by insurance. The insurance code for the CTI^2 knee braces is L1846

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4/18/2014 10:29 AM

The Asterisk cyto cells have worked perfect for me so far. Extremely comfortable and durable. They also come with a tether that goes from the braces to the boot that is supposed to prevent your knee from rotating which causes ACL damage.

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4/18/2014 10:54 AM

I haven't worn them much, but so far I really like the Alpinestars Fluid Pro knee brace. Excellent adjustability, lightweight and comfortable. The adjustability is huge for me personally because I tend to land somewhere between size medium and size large.

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4/18/2014 11:29 AM

I really like my Fox PODS so far. Comfy & don't slip. Straps are a bit chintzy but still work.........

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4/18/2014 12:11 PM

Asterisk Cell / UltraCell is the way to go.

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KX125

4/18/2014 12:28 PM

If you watch eBay like a hawk you can score. I got my TLD CatalystX braces NIB for $400

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Violence You Can Believe In

4/18/2014 12:35 PM

If you are able to get the CTI OTS(off the shelf) model or the CTI custom braces they are amazing! Most the pros who have ever had a knee injury use them. I noticed a CTI sticker on AC's helmet. I think Wilson and Anderson wear them as well as professional snowboarders.

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