661 Race Knee and Shin Pads

Sep 4, 2008
by Simon Paton  
Calling all Storm Troopers!

The SixSixOne Race Knee and Shin Pad is here to protect you in style.To start probably half of you won't be interested in a full knee/shin guard. If that's you then i'm on your side as we only run the Troy Lee "T" Bone and Kyle Strait style knee pads. A good set of pedals and 5.10s means we're never going to slip a pedal and get pizza shins!

£44.99rrp

Saying that, you're still going to do yourself an injury if you stack it at Fort William or any rock garden and slice chunks out of your shins. This means you need a set of full length knee and shin guards.

What is apparent is the amount of knee pads out there that don't perform upto the task. At the Megavalanche this year the amount of riders that came over to the Descent-Gear stand asking us to kiss their knees better. Dainese was the number one culprit here, in even the smallest of crashes the knee cap would slide over and expose the knee.

This is where these 661 pads come into their own. One step up from those TLD Brian Lopes with the separate knee gasket. The knee gasket is fitted into the pad on these 661's and I'm pretty sure this alone would keep her in place. That said these have a double cross over strap at the back of the knee. This fits a treat and is super comfortable.

There's plenty of high impact vented plastic on there that does offer maximum protection with the downside of extra weight so do bear that in mind.

Steve Peat at Fort William wears the 661 Race Knee/Shin.
Notice all his sponsors plastered on there, extra coverage!

Features:

• Built in vented knee sock keeps guard in position.
• High impact vented plastics.
• Double lower & upper straps keep guard in place through the worst get offs.
• Thicker ventilated closed cell foam padding.

For more info on 661 please in Europe please checkout http://www.mmasports.com.

For the rest of you: www.sixsixone.com

Stay Unclipped.

Si Paton..
www.Descent-Gear.com
Fli Reverse XXL 760mm Bars £39.99


51 Comments

  • 33 3
 Nice, I always wanted to look like a storm trooper.
  • 11 3
 if you wanted to look like a storm trooper get THE storm knee/shin.
  • 4 3
 I have been wearing these for months now and as long as you don't have super skinny legs (which I doubt a lot of bikers do) they don't slip around and saved me many a time on a dodgy landing from a jump! Not to mention the loose rock that flew up into my chin on the Black Run at Cwmcarn.....they paid for themselves that day!!!!
  • 1 0
 I am hoping to get these this weekend, heard lots of good things! I think I'll find the transition from the kyle straits to these difficult though. Its so much extra weight and bulk! Oh well. My legs are starting to look like road kill and "guys dont dig scars".... lol x
  • 1 1
 ovmtb. you mean the same as the white ones? yeah, theyre the same just different color. definatley cheaper off the internet then at stores. there was one on pinkbike for 65 but i thought it was too much so i waited til i got to whistler annnd forked up $90.
  • 1 1
 i have a pair for 4x and they so good i quite often wear them for bmx too....they super comfy dont make riding any diferent and make it alot easier to jump back on the back if i stack it in a middle of race!
  • 2 3
 Its kinda unfortunate the way you don't find out how well an item of armour works until you've ridden with it for a bit, by which time its too late to take it back if if doesn't suit the shape of your legs.
  • 1 1
 i want to buy these off of the sixsixone.com website. there are only the grey ones and they are all sold out. are these the same as the grey race shinguards???
  • 0 0
 got a pair a month ago went to whistler had a good crash. they didn't budge these shin guards kick ass. and way less hot than my old 4X4's.
  • 0 0
 I have these pads and they are great. fit well and I can wear them all day at the park in comfort. plus the white looks SICK. great product 661 keep it up.
  • 0 0
 I just went riding and crashed on a gap, if I had some then i wouldnt have a gash in my left knee. I guess its time to pick some up!!
  • 4 3
 My buddy says his really ride down bad, we like the 4X4 knee/shin.
  • 2 1
 wup wup wup wup yeh mother huckers nice dice
  • 2 1
 this product is available in PORTUGAL?
  • 1 1
 try bikezone, or a shop of the specialized... normaly they have....
  • 2 1
 Just got these puppies.... They rock IMO! For $60 they cannot be beat...
  • 0 1
 I got these instead of 4x4. I ordered 4x4 but they where no longer available so the shop sent me one o these for the 4x4 price (30$ less).
Great pads. Best in white.
  • 0 0
 super comfortable!!!! riding - hiking - looking good. These pads kick a mega ass!
  • 1 0
 i got em, best pads ever imo
  • 10 9
 sick!
  • 10 1
 Aye these pads are a great buy - you're not digging into your wallet to get them but they give you full race protection and comfort - the elbow pads run big so order a size down from what you think - large is more like xl - medium is more like a large - etc. They snug nicely and the velcro doesn't rub while riding - got a pair of the leg and elbow and they have definitely saved my shins and tree nicks countless times -
  • 4 1
 i have these pad and they are verry comforble and i had a crach the other day and this saved my knee..i probs would of been in horspital with a shattered knee cap without these
  • 4 2
 good thing i just ordered these a month ago and their still not hereFrown
  • 3 2
 bought some of these last month, very impressed they dont move around at all and are very comfortable. best pair i have ever owned, will never go near dainese ever again.
  • 4 3
 they look pretty sweet
  • 1 1
 What about ventilation? Seems to be for a cold days...
  • 0 1
 i got them a while ago and they have saved my knees on severall occations!!!!!
  • 0 2
 Ive been running these for a while and they're great, don't slip at all. You can get them much cheaper than £49.99 as well.
  • 2 1
 Thats pounds silly.... Very pricey over there eh...
Equivelant to about $100us eh?
  • 0 1
 i bought them, they fittet well in xl.. but the lower fit was so tight, i couldn't even attach them
  • 1 1
 i have these pads, they are really good and confortable, recommended.
  • 0 1
 i got last years but this years pressure suit proper stormtrooper same colours top armour
  • 0 1
 I am happy with Dainese ....i ve tried them....didnt like how the sit on my leg.
  • 0 1
 Great pads. I've had them for awhile now,and had no probs with them.i even wear them under jeans sometimes.
  • 0 0
 OMG this is the same as RF/Roach pads ....................
  • 0 0
 this product is available in PORTUGAL?
  • 0 0
 i have theos pads there good
  • 0 0
 good pads but the raceface or roach are trully the best
  • 0 1
 Already got'em. No problems whatsoever!
  • 1 2
 not as good as the rockgardns, just my opinion
  • 0 4
flag RaddoHeuy (Sep 4, 2008 at 16:00) (Below Threshold)
 Ithink they are made by the same company. Correct me if i'm wrong.
  • 0 1
 I got them this season and I love 'em!
  • 0 1
 i got them a few weeks ago. real good, comfertable and styleish!
  • 0 1
 Will purchase soon after paycheck
  • 0 1
 I have got a hand protektor Smile Smile Smile Smile
  • 1 2
 is this pad available in romania ????
  • 0 1
 I got a pair, they work great. And Ebay has a bunch of em.
  • 0 2
 nice... but the racelite ones look just a cool IMO
  • 0 1
 got them
  • 2 5
 But racelites suck.
  • 2 1
 oh really?

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