I got a new in the package SRC fork brace in a box of parts on Ebay for $51. I put it on before my ride today, and it makes a difference. The first 30 minutes, my bike felt twitchy, or so I thought. It wasn't that it was twitchy, it was just much more responsive to input from the bars than before. It's nice to have, but I'm not sure I'd need it if I had to pay full price for it. My riding style is pretty casual. If I was riding at a quicker pace, I can see really needing it. The price was right, so I'll be keeping it. I had an issue installing it. I bought some Moose Racing ForkSkins to protect the forks, since the stock accordian protectors have to be removed. They sell them in two sizes, for 34-43mm forks, and for 44-50mm forks. I tried the 34-43mm but they were so tight I couldn't stretch them over the bottom of the fork leg and under the brace. I took them back and got the 44-50mm, they fit perfect and they work really well.