Seat post (b1) started seizing on a ride in an awkward position. Noticed some minor scratches on it, may be contributing, not sure yet. Bled it last night and everything seemed great again, but today after a ride it became really slow again to pop up. Will update after LBS looks at it tomorrow. Maybe have 60-80 hours on it.
Also I have the 170mm, really need a 200mm at 6'5".
Plus no need to take off your shoe. If you slip off the pedals on a jump you can really do damage to your shin. The full leg knee + shin pads don't have full shin coverage in my experience, and getting separate knee + shin pads is more flexible. Use with the race face ambush knee pads which are also awesome.
I returned this product before using it
Definitely does not cover the entire lower half of my shin. So a pedal strike would still ruin half my shin. Returned and use a separate shin and knee guard. Only use shin guard when I feel like I might need it (jumping).
Very comfortable as it's one of the only packs that has stretchy straps and materials to really conform to your body. Pretty minimalist-y as it feels small and sits high. Hose from insulated hydration actually sits right near your mouth which is great. Overall I like it. I like having 2 vs. 3L as water will move around less, then you can always add a bottle.
Other racks I looked at are ridiculously overbuilt, heavy, a pain to load. This one is super light and you put it on/take it off in 15 seconds. Also folds up fairly well for storage. If your car doesn't have a hitch, get one installed and get this, worth it.