Pod K8 2.0 Carbon Knee Brace
POD K8 2.0 Forged Carbon Knee Brace in a Pair - POD Motocross Enduro Body Protection
Today, Athletes are training harder, bikes are getting faster, the intensity is increasing, lap times are dropping, though protective equipment hasn't evolved or improved as fast - until now. The new POD K8 knee brace is a culmination of lab study, plus the demands of world champion athletes over the past decade. Patented and medically certified, this knee protection system is clinically proven to reduce the prevalence and severity of common knee injuries.
Inspired by the human body, POD incorporates a brace design with patented Hinge technology that uses shock-absorbing synthetic ligaments. These ligaments, tested to 100,000 cycles without failure, are engineered from Vectra Fibers that are five times stronger than steel, to provide progressive, multi directional motion control. This breakthrough technology delivers new levels of comfort, performance and reliability, making traditional mechanical hinges technically obsolete.
“The K8 adapts to me and means that I get a custom fit for ultimate comfort and performance.”
TOMMY SEARLE | CLS KAWASAKI MONSTER ENERGY
Many of the world’s leading athletes trust POD to reinforce their knees without compromising performance while thousands of recreational athletes rely on POD to stay active. POD is the first choice of Dakar Champion Marc Coma, 5 x Enduro-X champ Taddy Blazusiak, GP MX1 Rider Tommy Searle, Erzberg champ Jonny Walker, MX legend Andrew Short and many others.
The ligaments form part of the patented Knee Protection System. The hinge housing controls the range of motion while providing a smooth contact surface against the knee, plus motocross pants, to avoid abrasion and damage. Load dampening hinge inserts can be integrated to limit full extension and reduce the time the knee is in the “at risk” position.
Formable knee grippers, plus interchangeable hinge shims and pads capture and control the knee for a precise and secure fit. Low profile forged carbon frames allow for optimal load transfer away from the knee joint, without compromising feel for the bike. This advanced composite technology and construction process, adopted in aerospace and Formula 1, is exclusively used by POD.
Pod designed adaptive cuffs to accommodate muscle motion and disperse load. Antimicrobial frame liners enhance comfort, reduce odor and capture the interior straps and clips to anchor the brace to the leg and stop brace migration during your ride. The brace is CE impact tested and certified full coverage guards protect against impacts, handlebar strikes, plus enhance comfort when kneeling.
The K8 is a completely interchangeable modular knee brace system that allows users to replace parts of the brace, at home or at the track, if they get damaged or wear out over time – saving time and money. We're so confident in the Strength and protection of the Unbreakable K8 frames that we back it up with an industry leading 5yr Warranty.
POD K8 2.0 Forged Carbon Knee Brace features:
- Lightweight, lower profile frame design ensures a snug fit and superior feel for the bike and weighs only 530 grams.
- The Interior Liner is now not padding but an EPS type foam, this is so that the liner does not absorb moisture and is much easier to wash.
- Zero pressure points enable you to ride all day in comfort and control.
- Reinforce your knee with POD’s patented Synthetic Ligaments™ that move so naturally, you will forget you are wearing a knee brace.
- Secure fit guarantees the brace stays in position and won’t slide down your leg.
- Extension stops provide progressive control from 0 to 20 degrees.
- Micro adjustable to ensure a secure fit
- Top & Bottom straps now have a clip, they do not Velcro up as previous. This makes it a lot easier to get them off, and should not need adjusting.
- CE medical device
- Suitable for ligament instabilities
- Injury prevention
POD K8 Ultimate MX Knee Brace suitability:
- POD® ligament knee braces are medical grade products, and suitable for use by Adult riders of all skill levels, beginner to professional. Now last 5 times longer. It is a good idea to educate people on the serviceability of POD knee braces and emphasise that the ligaments are designed to break.
- Suitable for those with ACL, PCL, instability, as well MCL, LCL instability
- Also suitable for those with Rotary and Combined Instabilities (CI)
'This is the most comfortable and simplistic hinge design on the market bar none' - Motocross Action
POD K8 2.0 FORGED CARBON KNEE BRACE IN A PAIR - CARBON/SILVER