I bought one of these after doing a lawn dart style over the bars crash into some rocks. I'll admit it's not the coolest piece of gear to own and I wasn't stoked about the price but it does give piece of mind knowing that it's there. I was concerned that the brace would be big, bulky, and that I would feel like a dog wearing a cone from the vet but when I got it I was surprised at how unobtrusive it actually is. The fit is really customizable. After one or two laps out on the DH trail I don't even notice it while on the bike, and hey, it costs less than a ride in an ambulance let alone a wheelchair.