ProsLight, good protection
ConsNone so far
The "con" isn't really a con as it wasn't designed for XC, but I included it for those shopping online who can't see them in person. These are sweet pads and really inspire confidence. The pad has a nice feel. It's feels like a mix of hard shell and soft padding. I've never felt another pad like it. You do pay a premium for POC but I don't mind spending the money for quality, comfotable protection.
NOTE: this review is not for the DH LONG, just the shorter 2.0
ConsNot for XC
Good for both DH and XC riders
ProsProvides fantastic protection without sacrificing comfort. No bunching behind the knee and not uncomfortable even on substantial climbs
ConsSleeve style can get a bit hot.
Fit great some of the best protection one can buy. Breaths well doesn't bunch up behind the knees. And stays put
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