just rode these boots for the first time today. absolute perfection. extremely light and comfortable, and the BOA system has much improved from my last pair - significantly more secure. the only issue is with the tightening mechanism on the liner, where you pull the lace and lock the plastic at the bottom, this doesn't work so well, but I believe that to be an issue with the technology in general rather than the manufacture of the boot, either way, the boot performed so well I didn't even notice it had loosened until I took the boots off at the end of the day. i will never buy a boot made by anyone but DC. another thing I noticed, having ridden with basically the equivalent of this boot from 2 years ago, is that they did a great job condensing the overall size.