These are certainly minimalist pads – lightweight, low proﬁle and pretty ﬂexible.
They’re supremely comfortable, so much so it’s not unusual to see people riding cross-country in them.
The neoprene extends a good way above and below the knee for an extended protection envelope and added security.
They offer solid protection around the side of the knee and an internal plastic knee cap.
On the downside, you can’t run a shin pad with them and they offer a lower level of protection level than some others.