Far and Near brake hoods have a slightly softer and grippier feel than the OEM but still offer excellent wear and durability. They are expertly molded with a super cool 3d analyser which gets the fit spot on, we actually think the new 6700 and 7900 fit and feel better than the OEM stuff and the finish is smoother and much more consistent. We get the "how long does the white stay white for?" question a number of times a week. All it takes is a rub down with mild soap which brings back the original colour.