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Keep your knees healthy for years to come with the Troy Lee Designs Catalyst X Knee Braces. This set of left and right knee braces were designed in tandem with VQ OrthoCare to ensure medical-grade protection for downhill mountain bikers and motocross athletes. With strong frames of 7075 aluminum, the braces are as light as possible without sacrificing protection. A number of specially designed support features and adjustments also help prevent old injuries from getting worse.
A Tibial Docking System reduces shin pressure and improves rotational control while the full circumferential calf straps keep the braces from sliding up or down without being uncomfortable. Designed to protect against ligament injuries to your ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL, the Catalyst X knee braces can’t guarantee you won’t do something crazy enough to injure yourself while wearing them, but they will certainly protect in most situations. The braces are slim and fit easily underneath your riding shorts or pants. If you’re working with an old injury, these braces are adjustable to help you meet your physician’s recommendations.
- 7075-series aluminum frame
- Tibial Docking System
- Autoconform aluminum core wings
- PCL strap
- Removable patella guard
- Adjustable extension stops
- Moisture-wicking frame liners
- Item #TLD001M
- Q & A
Comfortable, durable, and protective
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have been using a pair of these for dirt biking (moto) for the last 18 months or so. They have proven durable and comfortable. Many, many crashes have demonstrated their protection.
No brace will protect against an ACL tear (they attach to your skin, after all) because the amount of twist necessary to do that is really small. (DAMHIK) They are, however, excellent for LCL, MCL, and hyperextension injuries. I also find them to be very comfortable, especially for gripping the tank and in slow-speed falls where the bike is on top of me.
The velcro on these is especially high-quality--I've seen no decrease in its hold. They do develop a nasty stink, however.
The adjustable stops for extension and flexion are a nice touch.
Is the Catalyst X brace sold individually or in a pair?
The Catalyst X brace is sold as a set with both left and right specific braces.