The Transition Elbow Guards are the lightest, most flexible elbow pads that 7 Protection makes, so they're perfect for riders who are looking for moderate protection in a pedal friendly package. The Transition ditches straps and cinches in favor of a simple, stretchy pull on sleeve, which incorporates mesh panels for ventilation and plenty of spandex for a secure fit. A soft one millimeter pad covers the kneecap for impact protection, while soft foam around the edges provides abrasion protection while allowing plenty of airflow. Maybe the best feature of the Transition Guards, though, are their pack ability. Since they're made with soft foams and padding, they easily roll up and stash in a backpack or even a jersey pocket, so you can go pad free on the climb but pull the Transition on for some peace of mind on rocky, technical descents.