Choosing the best Motocross knee braces comes down to how much support you want, personal comfort and like most purchases, the cost.

The good news when buying dirt bike knee braces is the number of manufacturers throwing their hat, or maybe it's leg, into the ring. You've definitely got choice. The bad news is knee braces still come with a pretty steep price tag. But, one alternative to the usual high cost is checking with your insurance and see if you're covered.

Lots of riders don't wear knee braces - some opt for knee stabilizers - but for those taking their riding to the next level or who have past surgeries or other damage to their knees wearing a knee brace goes a long way towards preventing future injury from the usual bumps and bruises to more serious damage like ACL tears.

Remember, knee braces help avoid serious injury but in the event of a significant crash or getting your leg caught in a rut the best you can hope for is getting away with a minor damage rather than significant trauma that keeps you off the bike for a while.

Mobius X8 Knee Braces

The Mobius X8 Knee Brace uses a patent pending technology that incorporates a Continuous Cable Routing System (CCRS) which externally reinforces all of the cruciate ligaments and helps resist hyper extension, bending and rotation.

Other features include:

  • HCPCS (healthcare code): L1820
  • Includes two extra sets of patellar kneepads for precise fit
  • CCRS resists excessive movement that causes ligament injury
  • Comfortable and easy to put on

Asterisk Ultra Cell Knee Protection System

Asterisk created their Ultra Cell Knee Protection System brace based on more than 10 years of time-tested and proven designs. It offers some of the most technologically advanced knee protection available and the incorporated patented design concepts helps prevent lower leg rotation and superior coverage of the patella.

Other features include:

  • Asymmetri-Glide Hinge tracks the natural "rolling-gliding" motion of the knee joint
  • Anti-rotation tether links brace to the boot
  • Telle-Tri Patella cup provides full range of motion coverage
  • Rigid, lightweight, impact-distributing structure

PodMX K8 Knee Braces

The PodMX K8 Knee Brace allow you to create your own knee brace using the Human Motion hinge system, adjustable cuffs and the easily removable or added impact panels based on need. The K8 comes in a lightweight frame made of pre-prog (reinforcing fabric) carbon fiber and adaptable to various sports.

Other features include:

  • Light and low profile frame
  • Qualifies for health insurance coverage
  • Precise and secure fit
  • No pressure points

EVS Web Pro Knee Braces

EVS redesigned and built their Web Pro Knee Brace from the ground up. It's smaller, ligher and strong then the original and now constructed with an industry first twin-wall carbon fiber frame . The Wb Pro Knee Brace includes the patented True Motion 3.0 technology that automatically mimics the natural motion of the knee. (The EVS Axis Pro came in a very close second.)

Other features include:

  • Dual Defense full coverage knee cup
  • Adjustable hyperextension lockouts
  • Sharkskin neoprene liner reduces brace migration
  • Compression comfort cuff

Troy Lee Designs Catalyst X Knee Brace

The Troy Lee Designs Catalyst X knee brace is medical grade that offers a custom autoconform aluminum frame that feels snug and molds to the contours of your leg. The Tibial Docking System offers secure tibial control and the integrated PCL strap gives increased stability.

Other features include:

  • Full coverage patella guard
  • Open medial upper and lower shells provide maximum clearance and comfort
  • Light, slim and durable frame
  • Moisture wicking frame liners

Check out our interview with an orthopedist on Motocross Knee Injuries and if the best knee braces highlighted above break the bank, then check out Best Motocross Knee Braces on a Budget .

Written By: AndrewT