"After all day of riding, I didn't ever feel them out of place or bothering me.
I also used the long riding socks, so maybe that helped, but I could feel them as I grabbed the bike with my legs, and they were comfortable.
I'm 6' 200lbs and these covered from above the knee to just inside the boot. I ride with Fox comps, which are normally tall, but there is complete coverage.
haven't fallen on them yet, but if they protect me from one crash, they're worth it.
they work great on branches, rock deflection, and bumping into tailgates or hitches just fine. The clips are plastic with metal pins that slide into place, and help up well sofar.
these might help with over-extension too, as the guards have knee stops, but I don't know the strength on the plastic or pivot points. (don't want to test it out either). just be careful, and these will protect from a lot. It's heavy plastic, and foam insets. These will work great for the novice-intermediate rider."
- Billy T., Pinal County, Arizona