It is better then the OEM brake lever it replaced. I bought it for my girlfriends sled to replace the stoke lever since she has trouble reaching is since it goes out so far and she has small hands. I bought this one in hopes it would be closer to the handle bar itself. It is closer, and is much easier to grab for her, however my only complaint is it's size. It is quite big, almost twice as big as the lever that this replaced. Also the OEM one had a flap on it that acted like a parking brake, and it would be nice if they fabricated that flap into this as well. However all that aside, it is very high quality steel, much better then that pot metal peice of junk it replaced.