GEAR REVIEW: CTI CUSTOM KNEE BRACE

CTI

The knee brace widely considered the best available — used by many professional athletes not only in motocross but across all action sports — has just received some updates. As the name suggests. this is a totally custom-made brace made to measure for each individual. That it’s custom not only ensures a great fit but also eliminates the need to have the adjustability features an off-the-shelf brace requires. This means the brace can have a slimmer profile and fewer moving parts, increasing comfort levels as well as durability. Because the brace consists of a carbon-fibre frame, AccuTrac hinges and soft Velcro straps, there’s very little that will wear or break during use. Pair that up with the lifetime warranty on the frame and hinges and you’re looking at an investment in your knees that can literally last a lifetime.

The updates just released include a new, larger-coverage patella cup that offers excellent impact protection to your kneecap. The gear guards that cover the inside hinge on the brace have been manufactured from a new material for increased protection of your bike seat and graphics while also being easier to fit and with a slightly slimmer profile. The AccuTrac hinges have been updated, too, giving them a more streamlined profile while adding some strength. There are also new matte colour options and you have the availability of custom paint designs at an extra cost as well. If you’re looking for serious knee protection or want the best available support for a previous injury, these will be hard to top. — Shane Booth

RRP: $1200 per brace

Contact: www.gallbrosmedical.com.au