Proper gear is crucial when riding motorcycles. An entire segment of the motorcycle industry is dedicated to producing and developing protective gear to keep riders as safe as possible in the event of a crash. Most riders have enough sense to wear a helmet and protective footwear, however, knee braces can be easily overlooked. Although knee braces can be expensive as well as uncomfortable or feel restricting at first, you will soon learn to love them and feel naked without them. Designed to protect your knee and shin from direct hits to the leg, they are also intended to prevent or limit serious damage to your ACL, MCL, and meniscus.