Not a bad skid plate if you are going to race on a track with no rocks. But if you bang this plate off rocks it bends very easily. I hit some rocks on trails and it did not take long for it to get a nice bend toward my brake disc. In my opinion the weight reduction from aluminum is not worth it, I would go with steel any day. In conclusion I would just like to say that if you are going to ride on rough trails...pick a different skid plate.