The braces look great. After the correct adjustment they were ok for a few rides. After some wear i needed to really snug the velcro down to keep the braces in place. The velcro lost its strength and the knee cap guard broke away from the lower mount. They haven't been great braces for me. I ran the original Asterisks prior and felt they were a better design with a larger foot print connecting to the back of the leg rather then straps. The laces and other componants did deteriorate from sweat on the Asterisks.