Best Knee Braces For Cycling

WHY SHOULD YOU WEAR A KNEE BRACE WHILE CYCLING OR BIKING?

 

Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or knee support can minimise your chances of a cycling injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and moisture-wicking medical-grade compression.

A study conducted with 116 professional cyclists reported that 94 per cent experienced overuse injury over the period of a year, and 23 per cent of those riders reported knee pain. Wearing a knee brace while cycling or biking can aid in preventing and avoiding cycling injuries.

Cycling poses high pressure on knees due to the repeated movement of the knees when peddling. Bauerfeind knee braces help to promote healing with the use of medical grade compression.

Medical-grade compression depleted the lactic acid build up from repeated motion and stimulates muscle regeneration. 

 

MENS MAGAZINE GQ LOVES BAUERFEIND PRODUCTS 

 

Jess Campbell from GQ reviewed Bauerfeind compression gear and sports supports, "Whether you’re running, cycling, walking, or simply going through a gym circuit, the effects of Bauerfeind are instant and more noticeable than any compression gear I’ve worn in the past.

Prone to little niggles around the knee and nursing an ongoing calf-strain, I found my muscles to feel stabilised throughout the duration of activity. During my workout, my legs felt supported and better able to adapt to changes of pace and direction". 

Test out our Sports knee support and calf compression sleeves for your next cycling adventures. The added knee support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to pedal, ride in a peloton or attack your next hill.


    BEST KNEE BRACES FOR CYCLING


    Best knee braces for cycling

    GenuTrain Knee brace

    An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee during cycling.

    $149.95 - Buy now

    If your knee is weak, swollen, painful or recovering from a cycling injury, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace will help provide you with relief and stability.

    • Integrated donning aid allows you to easily put on the knee brace
    • Soft hollow of the knee for enhanced wearing comfort
    • Three-dimensional active knit for an ideal fit and optimal neuromuscular joint stabilization
    • Omega pad improves neuromuscular joint stabilization
    • Meniscus wings to help relieve meniscus pain
    • Hoffa pads provide pressure relief
    • Fits either leg the same version can be used for right and left
    • Moisture wicking fabric for all day comfort

     

    Best knee braces for cycling

    GenuTrain P3 Knee brace

    An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to sports

    $239.95 - Buy Now

    The GenuTrain P3 is ideal for pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralisation), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), ACL and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. The P3 is the go to knee brace for injured knees from cycling.

    • Muscle-relaxing pad – Reduces sideways pulling of the kneecap to further reduce pain and relax the muscles with soothing massage
    • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
    • Patella cover – Counteracts the tilting of the patella.
    • Corrective strap – can be individually adjusted for optimal kneecap control.
    Best knee braces for cycling

    Sports Knee Support

    The Bauerfeind sports knee brace improves circulation and stimulates muscle regeneration around the knee during sporting activity. 

    $129.95 - Buy Now

    Get effective protection against excessive strain when cycling with the Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support. The controlled compression improves the knee’s ability to maintain maximum movement stability during sporting activities.

    • Light and airy knitted fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear
    • Innovative pad for absorbing pressure peaks
    • Durable and easy to clean
    • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
    • Machine washable
    • The sports knee brace will fit the left or right leg
    • Uses Bauerfeind's medical grade compression technology, adapted for sporting use
    Best knee strap for cycling

    GENUPOINT KNEE STRAP

    A knee strap that provides targeted relief for the patella tendon.

    $69.05 - Buy Now

    Bauerfeind’s GenuPoint relieves the excess strain on the patellar tendon below the kneecap, helps to ease pain in the front knee, and counteracts the noticeable effects of restricted mobility.

    • Velcro strap and be tightened for adjustable compression
    • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
    • 3D airknit technology provides breathable, moisture-wicking comfort

    DR. ANDREWS RECOMMENDS BAUERFEIND GENUTRAIN KNEE SLEEVES FOR CYCLING 

    Elite athletes and cyclists use high-quality, German-made Bauerfeind products to prevent and treat knee injuries such as ACL tears, Meniscus pain and knee cap injuries. Check out this video where orthopaedic Dr. Andrews recommends Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support and GenuTrain for professional athletes and cyclists to achieve his personal best every day. Push your limits with the knee sleeves made by Bauerfeind. 

     

    IS CYCLING GOOD FOR YOUR KNEES?

    Cycling is non weight bearing on your knees and therefore it is better for your knee joints compared to running. It doesn’t cause as much muscle soreness and irritation as other high impact sports. Additionally, cyclists knee and Patella and Quadriceps tendinitis are common with overuse, especially when cleats are not fastened correctly to the pedals. Braces can help reduce the pain post ride, cycling insoles can help address the issue as well.

     

    HOW TO TREAT A CYCLING KNEE INJURY

    We recommend seeking treatment from a physiotherapist on treating a cycling injury. They may recommend one the following treatments.

    • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
    • Ligament Tearing. Ligament tears generally always require surgery. A torn ligament rebuild uses a graft of tissue as the ligament will not generally heal properly otherwise. Surgery is often minimally invasive, however it can take time for the tear to heal.
    Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent knee pain.