I got the rugged ridge type myself about 4 or 5 years ago. They have held up well. I did get the red and black style...and yes they faded in the sun. Nobody really sees them so I don't worry about it...my son in law "commented" about them the first time we went off road....after the first couple of hills I asked him if he wanted me to remove "the pink sissy lookin' handle" he was holding on to for dear life.
He has never said anything negative about them since, and assured me that the handles make him feel much "safer".