I really like these pads. Compared to the Alpinestars SLC pads (i'm returning these), the 661 Rage pads fit me better, have a slimmer profile while still providing adequate protection, and overall way more comfortable. Pic attached shows the pads 'in action'.
I highly recommend these pads, just keep in mind that your forearm is not protected (obviously).
The pads are bulkier than than expected, as I was looking for a replacement for my 661 Rage Elbow pads. The pads offer very good coverage around the elbow. The stretch mesh keeps the area cool, however is a bitch scratchy at the ends, which is a huge annoyance for me. I've only worn these pads out once and do not plan on keeping them.
I thought the shoes were a bit bulky at first but after a run or two, its size and weight is perfect. Coming from skate shoes (DC), my very first impression was that these were way to grippy. But I came to appreciate it quickly.
For me, the size is true. However, a friend of mine had to buy 1/2 a size up.
Wish I had bought these shoes years ago.
I don't have much experience with different types of shorts, but I love these. The price is very reasonable for these shorts. Some other reviewers recommended buying a size up and after receiving my shorts I'd agree. I typically wear 32, but got the 34's. A little adjustment with the hip velcro straps and I'm all set. There is also plenty of room for the padded inner lining for dh days. Super happy with the shorts.
Love the Bars. I'm running this bar plus the 55mm Haven Stem and the combo is just perfect on my 09 Enduro. 0 degree rise plus the low rise / wide bars keep me low on the bike. They are super light (170g actual confirmed weight) and provide great feed back. One thing I noticed off the bat was how much stiffer they were compared to my old aluminum bars. Worth every penny.
I running the 55mm stem on my 09 Enduro - LOVE IT! Looks great, super light weight.
Love the shorts. Fabric is very lightweight, and it seems as if it'd be easy to rip but two crashes later and a few pokes from branches proves to me that material is strong. However, don't expect it to protect you much.
Shorts are super comfy. I hate the inner lining as it fits too tight, though I do like the fact they are meshed and breath well. I don't wear inners much, so it's no big deal.
4 stars over all. 5 stars had the inners fit well.