I had some limited time riding Malavita ESTs on the mightly mountains of the Midwest. I was blown away by how comfortable they were. Probably the most comfy I've ever had. They were responsive enough for me, but I know how nitpicky you can be.
I have a set of non-EST Malavitas, but I haven't had a chance to ride them yet. Gonna stick them on my Proto CT and hopefully get on the hill sooner rather than later. I expect them to be comfy as well.
I have limited time on Cartel ReFlexes. I mounted them on my old SL and liked them. I wish I could say more about them, but it was a few seasons ago and my riding has been extremely limited of late.