I went for my first ride with the new braces yesterday. It was a really rough time. The knee braces are restricting my knees A LOT when i bend them past 90 degrees. I was missing shifts, couldn't hit the rear brake and had trouble staying up on the front of the bike. I tried to pull them up higher on my leg which helped out a lot. I also noticed that i have to have the upper most strap as loose as it will go to fit around my thigh area. (The braces are medium). The lower two are tighter to keep the brace from falling down. It just doesn't seem right. I've never worn braces, so i have nothing to base them against. I'm thinking that i have to pull the braces up even higher to get rid of the restriction. (when my leg is bent, the upper portion of the brace pulls off of my thigh). The problem is that i'm not sure it's going to fit around my thigh. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, what did you do to correct it? Thanks.