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Leatt - 2015 C-Frame Carbon Knee Brace (Pair)

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Leatt - C-Frame Carbon Knee Brace (Pair)

An entirely new approach to further help prevent knee injuries. No knee brace can prevent all foreseeable knee injuries but Leatt laboratory engineers and other medical professionals have come up with a radical design to help further reduce injuries over what traditional “cage type” knee brace designs can do.

The main features of a new type of knee brace should include better comfort, lower profile under the boot, reduction/elimination of excessive forces put on the femur (thigh bone), reduction/elimination of rotational forces that damage knees even on knee brace users, better knee cap (patella) protection, bring the inside of the knee closer to the bike for better control, longer last hinge mechanism that better replicates the natural motions of the knee joint,

The C-Frame knee brace is based on three point force distribution and has a super stiff mono hinge design for maximum force control. Having a single hinge, mounted towards the outside of the rider’s knee means the rider can better grip the bike with the inside of their knee. A comfortable, low profile shin bone plate replaces traditional arms for better comfort and better rotation control. This plate also allows riders with larger calf muscles to wear a knee brace for the first time. InteliLink hinge with double pivot points, BioLink hinge ligaments and sealed bearings inside better replicate natural knee motion and have a very long lifespan. Vented upper leg plates eliminate the narrowly focused sideways forces on the soft tissues of the thigh. This decreases sideways bending of the knee as well as helps reduce rotational forces. It also allows for better fitment on more shapes/sizes of legs without the need for expensive custom molds.

Leatt engineers also placed a comfortable CE impact certified protector onto a moisture wicking knee brace sock that is worn with the brace. This absorbs far more impact energy than traditional cups and better insures the knee protection is where it belongs.

Features:

  • 3-point force distribution
  • Super stiff mono hinge construction
  • Adjustable soft lock outs help prevent hyperextension
  • Super low profile of inner knee for better bike control
  • Comfortable straps calf for better fitment
  • Brace sleeve with integrated CE 1621-1 impact certified knee (patella) protection
  • Leatt signature 3D design for the best possible fit
  • Sold in pairs

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Leatt - C-Frame Carbon Knee Brace (Pair)
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

ON PAPER LOOKS GOOD IN REALITY NO QUALITY FOR $$$

By canuckpapa

from Montreal, QC

Pros

  • Good protection

Cons

  • Hard Points
  • Hard To Find Confortable
  • One Strap Already Broke

Best Uses

    Comments about Leatt - C-Frame Carbon Knee Brace (Pair):

    Provide substantial protection. Find it difficcult to achieve confortable fit. Some hard points with the knee and inner upper thigh. Looks like high quality build except one stap shear off by just pulling on it trying to velcro it.

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    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    C-Frames

    By kessy

    from Kauai

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Leatt - C-Frame Carbon Knee Brace (Pair):

    Just got em the other day, straight up, they blow the other knee braces away.These things fit like a glove and are comfortable to wear. The hinge is super smooth, the liner is silky and the construction is solid top quality stuff you can feel safe in.

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    5.0

    I will recomend this to every one.

    By KJ

    from Dubai

    Pros

      Cons

      • Takes Time To Wear

      Best Uses

        Comments about Leatt - C-Frame Carbon Knee Brace (Pair):

        I use it on daily rides, I feel safe and comfortable wearing the brace.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent comfort

        By Kbrpkenny

        from Ulverstone Tasmania

        Comments about Leatt - C-Frame Carbon Knee Brace (Pair):

        Great product for first time wearer of braces..
        Extremely non obtrusive to the rider, also not so rigid you feel as though your hip will explode in a huge get off!!
        Low points are its fastening straps, low quality, have not been able to access spares
        Maybe due to local importers lack of service..
        Also wire cable broke first crash, simply made a new set out of throttle cable inner
        Over all I'd recommend these braces as they offer the best fit and comfort on the market in spite of there vices!!

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        (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Asterisk User Switches to Leatt C-Frames

        By JWG Colorado

        from Franktown, CO

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great price
        • innovative design
        • Knees In Close To Bike
        • Quality construction
        • Super comfortable
        • Very adjustable

        Cons

        • Lower Straps Slip
        • Velcro Strap Clips

        Best Uses

        • Enduro riding
        • Motocross
        • Skiing

        Comments about Leatt - C-Frame Carbon Knee Brace (Pair):

        After using Asterisk knee braces for the past 10+ years and being pleased with the level protection, but not so much with the comfort, I was very interested in checking out the new Leatt C-Frame braces. My only complaints about my Asterisk Ultra Cells is the thickness of the inner parts of the brace and not being able to tuck my knees in close to the tank and they get uncomfortable after an hour or so of riding.. However after major ACL rebuild of my right knee in 2007... I used them every time I race even when my normal races are 2+ hours non-stop.

        I purchased the Leatt braces as soon as they were in stock at BTO Sports and after receiving them, unpacked them and got busy fitting them. The instructions are pretty minimal, but after examination, I discovered how to insert the wedges that set the max range of motion for hyperextension protection, and how to loosen up the plastic cuffs to fit my legs better.
        The top velcro straps crisscross behind and above the knee, and the lower ones pull straight across the calves. Getting the velcro straps to tighten uniformly was more of a challenge than snugging down my Asterisks with their cinch cable system. By stacking the right number of circular velcro pads between the padding and the frame sides, the braces fit up against the inside and outside of my knees snugly, but being used to the full frame Asterisk Ultra Cells, the Leatt design made me feel a bit less secure.

        The clips that secure the velcro straps to the Leatt brace frames appear a bit on the flimsy side, and came unhooked a few times until the straps had some tension on them. Time will tell if they hold up, and if I inadvertently lose one or two in the gear bag. Might not be a bad idea for Leatt to add a few spare strap clips for such occasions.

        Last weekend was my first time under race conditions with the braces. This is where the Leatt braces are at their best! They were super comfortable, to the tune of: Wow! 2+ hours of non-stop racing and I forgot I was wearing them. Being able to feel my knees up against the tank vs. rubbing against the inner brace frame is an immense improvement. More comfort, better feel, ability to grip the bike with my knees more securely added up to faster lap times, better control, and less fatigue.

        I did have a few of those "snag your boot on a rut and twist" events, and the braces did their job and didn't transmit any stresses to my knees.

        After the race, I discovered that the lower velcro straps on both braces had either stretched or the velcro had loosened. This might be a normal part of "break-in" and I will see if the same thing happens next race. The top crisscross straps were still snug.

        Bottom Line: The Leat C-Frame knee braces work well and my Ultra Cells are going to be up for sale soon!

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