i brought these on an offer day leading up to Christmas, really impressed with the wheels, good quality, quick delivery, looks(IMO) Brouht them to replace Mavic rims and no descript hubs on my Boardman Team 29er. theses are super smooth.
I have the 38T version in use with new chain. I could not find any unusual noise. If the angle is very steep you can hear a slight rattling. But this is also the case with Force 1. Even in heavy mud the drive works well.
I have used the Kevlar pads on my last two bikes without fault and with awesome stopping power these pads have that power just look in my opinion really cheap.the finned plate for the pads stick out the top of the calliper to much and are nearly twice the height of the original saint pads also as mentioned in another review are fiddly to fit