I got these about a month ago and have already had to get replacement ratchets. Granted, they did break in a crash, but I think of crashing as being an integral part of mountain biking (at least it seems to be for me, haha). I will say that Giro's warranty department was very quick on me a replacement set of ratchets when I called them. I called on a Monday and they were at my house that Saturday (free of charge). If you rarely crash, then these will serve you well. Even if you do crash, just know that Giro has your back. If I had designed these shoes, I think I would have just used three velcro straps instead of two velcro and a ratchet.