A knee brace is one of the most ignored pieces of protection when it comes to off-road riding. We all use knee pads and knee guards but rarely end up investing in a brace. And I say invest here because a brace is significantly more expensive than either a pad or a guard.
And for a good reason. While a knee pad or a guard only protects one’s knees against impact, a brace also ensures you don’t ruin your joints courtesy hyper-extension or unnecessary twisting. Now, these generally happen under extreme riding conditions like a poor landing following a massive jump, or the leg getting stuck in something during a fall.
So, even though it’s fair to assume one doesn’t need a brace for casual off-road riding, one must treat it as insurance for that one unexpected moment.
This one here is the Alpinestars Bionic 7 knee brace. And it’s not only one of the best insurances you can have for your knees while off-roading, it is also light, beautifully finished, and thoughtfully engineered, which makes it pretty desirable too.
Here then is a detailed breakdown about what the Bionic 7 is all about.