Mobius X8 wrist brace £179.99

Mountain Biking UK - - WRECKED & RATED -

If you’ve bro­ken your wrist and need some ex­tra sup­port to get back in the sad­dle, the X8 brace is well worth a look. It comes in two sizes and you re­ally need to fol­low Mobius’s pre-pur­chase mea­sur­ing ad­vice to get the right fit. The ar­tic­u­lated up­per brace fea­tures a ten­sion dial, which is con­nected via a wire to the heav­ily-padded cross brace that sits be­low the wrist to pro­vide ad­justable sup­port. To keep it in place, an in­ner padded liner hooks over your mid­dle fin­ger and there’s a Vel­cro se­cu­rity strap on the fore­arm. We found the ad­justable level of sup­port ex­tremely use­ful and were sur­prised by just how hard we were able to ride af­ter a se­ri­ous break and three months off the bike. If your arm and wrist be­gin to fa­tigue, you can crank up the ten­sion and sup­port. It doesn’t feel like range of mo­tion is im­peded, yet the sup­port on of­fer is se­ri­ously im­pres­sive. Be­ing fussy, we’d have liked a lit­tle more pad­ding around the top of the brace, un­der the strap, be­cause this started to feel un­com­fort­able af­ter a few hours rid­ing. But this is a mi­nor nig­gle, be­cause the Mobius X8 was an amaz­ing help with get­ting back on the bike af­ter in­jury. Rob www.decade-europe.com

A se­ri­ously im­pres­sive bit of kit that makes a huge dif­fer­ence for those com­ing back from wrist in­juries

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