If your are downhilling or freeriding and value protection, I cant imagine a glove offering anything more. These are heavy and very hot in warm weather, but they will protect your hands. Entire glove is heavy and the shells on the outside wil save your knuckles. They look a bit bulky but when they are on you dont even feel any of the armour on the outside.
This thing is pretty sweet. Not much to say about it. It simply does exactly what its supposed to do. If you want to crry your bike uprightin your truck bed without mounting anything to the truck itself, this is your rack, plain and simple. Easy to use, holds even my heavy downhill bikes solidly in place.