I bought these knee guards a while back and use them all the time. They are great for the price, but they do have downfalls. After a ride at a track last week, I was really sore in my knees. When I changed out of my gear I noticed massive bruises on the inside of my knees. There's minimal padding where the hinges are. I like the knee braces enough to keep using them; I just suggest buying longer socks to help.