Knee braces....who's the best ?

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  • jaybird67k

Posted December 25, 2000 - 04:33 PM


I was curious to see how many out there were
wearing knee braces, and to see which were the most comfortable.I have narrowed it down to 2 different braces, the EVS rs6 and the
XO-skeleton. The XO weighs in at $750 dollars and the EVS is about $400 buckaroos.
Which is the best ? I have no injuries, but I would like to avoid any with the best that technology has to offer. I'm looking mainly for protection.

Thanks, Jason

  • Shawbridge Husky

Posted December 26, 2000 - 07:43 AM


I used to be into freestyle skiing / jumping and blew out both knees. My left had reconstruction in '88 and my right I blew out in '95. Obviously that was it for downhill! I got into x-country skiiing in a big way after ( mostly skate ) and I use a Carbon fiber / stainless brace from Innovation. It is worth about 1500.00 canadian. I refuse to use this brace for moto as I want to keep it it working order for skiing. Please let me know hat you find / decide on as I will be purshasing a set ( left / right ) in the spring when snow melts. I think weight training / stretching is a must also, especially for those of us in their 30's on up.

  • scottzx7rr

Posted December 26, 2000 - 08:05 AM


For Dirtbike riding I have heard great things about the Fox setup. I know that it runs around $100.00. I had a cutom one made for me by the local Physical Therapy/Sports Doctor that cost me around $2000.00. But it fits perfect. But here is a pic of the fox one. It is called the Fox Exoflex Kneebrace.

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  • smitty33

Posted December 26, 2000 - 10:42 PM


jaybird67k & Hugh LePage

If you guys want some testing info on the XO-Skeleton, I did a review on their product last month.
Check it out here: http://www.fastbydes...rage_brace.html

I am also in the over 30 age group, and would not ride without knee braces.

I have also tried the Fox Exoflex Kneebrace
and its a good product for the price, but like many other things in life, you get what you pay for.

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  • EMARacing

Posted December 26, 2000 - 02:05 PM


XO-Skeleton without a doubt. It is by far the best off the shelf knee brace you can buy.

John E. Walker

  • jaybird67k

Posted December 28, 2000 - 05:05 PM


I sure appreciate it guy's
Thanks for all the info. I guess I'd better go work some overtime to get those braces.

Thanks, Jason

Beaumont, TX

  • Glen_T

Posted December 28, 2000 - 10:15 PM


I have a pair of the EVS braces and I love them. They are a bit tough to fit under standard riding pants though. They have become a part of my gear like a helmet... After you get used to them you feel vulnerable without them. Must be an age thing. The older I get the more gear I feel is necessary!

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  • smitty33

Posted December 29, 2000 - 09:27 AM


hey jaybird67k,

XO-Skeleton also has the Guage Knee Brace and its very similar to the Rage but it's about 200 bux cheaper per set.

Happy New year All!


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  • jaybird67k

Posted December 29, 2000 - 12:00 PM


Thanks Smitty, I went on ahead and ordered a
set of EVS RS6's for now, but if I dont feel
comfortable with them I'll try to sell them at a reduced price and get the XO skeleton's.
Later, Jason

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