Video: SixSixOne Launches New, Low-Profile Recon Pads

Aug 20, 2021
by SixSixOne Protection  

Press Release: Sixsixone

MTB Protection has come a long way since our early days. Established in Southern California in ‘99 - SixSixOne set out on a path to push the envelope of protective equipment. Over two decades hitting the dirt, we continue in our quest to design the ultimate gear by introducing the updated Recon range.

Mountain Biking’s original protection was begged, borrowed or adapted from other sports. We’ve taken over 20 years of heavy impacts, slide outs and pedal slams to stamp our place in mountain bike history and we are still charging hard to help shape the future of MTB protection. The original Recon pads were an exercise in minimalist trail protection. Our completely redesigned CE 1621-1 rated Recon pads take the torch on and improve all aspects of our most pedal friendly pad.

The new Recon features increased protection certification from a machine washable D3O Ghost insert that gives maximum flexibility and increased impact absorption. An extended sleeve construction for improved comfort and a secure fit backed with our Padlock connection system that links our kneepads and protective shorts.

Super lightweight, machine washable - all day ride comfort.


- New D3O Ghost protective inserts offer some of the lightest, most flexible and breathable CE 1621-1 rated protection available.
- Extended coverage for upper shin & forearm protection
- Lightweight stretch construction with abrasion resistant stretch fabrics.
- Strategically placed stretch mesh fabrics improve airflow and breathability.
- Elastic & silicone top and bottom grippers.
- Knee pads fit higher on the thigh than many other pads to provide superior comfort and fit.
- Padlock connectors provide system interconnectivity with 661 protective upper body & shorts.
- Sizes S - XL
- Weight (size large): Knee; 322g. Elbow; 280g

Recon Knee - US MSRP $84.99
Recon Elbow - US MSRP $74.99

@661Protection | | Ride 661


  • 22 1
 I have different knee pads so I’m very offended by these!!!
  • 8 2
 Very nice but it seems my body requires an adjustable upper fastening on both knee and elbow pads for them to stay up :-(
  • 5 14
flag hi-dr-nick (Aug 20, 2021 at 12:56) (Below Threshold)
 size down...
  • 9 6
 They look good, but the pricing ain't it for some pads that aren't very protective or have a strap. I've got some 7IDP that have top and bottom adjustors, have protected me on 40ft jumps and cost 60 quid. Currently 7IPD are the ones to beat for pads.
  • 4 0
 +1 for 7IDP. Big fan.
  • 6 0
 Loved my Sam Hills til I took a rock through one of the vent holes. Took a chunk out of my knee and my kneecap's still swollen after two months (luckily not broken). Went back to the Poc VPD airs. Less pedalable, but no holes.
  • 8 16
flag hi-dr-nick (Aug 20, 2021 at 12:36) (Below Threshold)
 straps are useless, if you're pad slides down you have the wrong size.
  • 10 1
 @hi-dr-nick: wrong, not everyone has ordinary thigh and calf circumferences. I know a couple of people, myself included, who had problems with non-adjustable pads.
  • 7 0
 @hi-dr-nick: a doc that has a poor grasp on anatomy?
  • 3 1
 If these hold up as good as the Rage Hard i wouldnt pay a cent for this shit,ripped a pair apart by trying to slip in(correct size chosen)thank good the seller was aware of this "feature" and just had a laugh about it instead of charging me the Price,661 has badly gone down the drain since the Last years
  • 1 0
 All these new thin knee pads claiming to be protective, are not. I bought dainese trail skins pro. One small strike to the knee in a light crash and I was bruised and in pain for a week. Switched to fox launch pros with the hard shell cap. I suppose it's better than wearing nothing
  • 4 0
 Is there an image of a human wearing the elbow pad?
  • 1 0
 hilarious right? their ad dept.(that one guy in shipping that has a nice camera and knows how to use Ligthroom) really did a bang up job of highlighting the products they sell!
  • 4 0
 Is it time to replace my Kyle Straits???
  • 2 0
 Your Kyle Straits lasted this long?
  • 1 0
 @TheR: Mine too. Bit bobbly after 9?years, the cool kids would sn*gger but that's a good thing with me
  • 1 0
 @billysugger: Good on you guys. Mine were torn apart after three years or so. They were ok, but I wasn’t wild about them. They didn’t have the durability, and they didn’t fit me that well (which, I realize fit varies brand to brand, model to model. Might have fit other like a glove).
  • 2 0
 @TheR: mine were fine except the elastic lost its elasticity. I think they're still in a box somewhere
  • 1 0
 @jaame: Yeah, they just got worn out rather quickly for me. I still use the 661 elbow pads I bought at the same time, but those are getting to be a bit of a wreck, especially the elastic bands.
  • 1 0
 There isn’t anything better on the market so I’d just continue to use them. Lol.
I stockpiled 5 pairs and gradually worked my way through them.

Nothing compares.
  • 3 0
 I seriously read "Sixsixone recalls kneepads" at first
  • 3 0
 I want a full video montage of huck-to-flat to test the pads out
  • 1 0
 I've yet to see a pad that breathes as well and fits as well as the Dainese Trail Skins Air......
  • 5 4
 Nice protection, ditch the Fox pricing and I’d buy them
  • 5 0
 Agreed. They look similar to Alpinestars Paragon (which I like a lot), but are much more expensive.
  • 8 9
 It's in the same price range as most other knee pads on the market, go back to Toys R Us
  • 5 3
 @KSP-PRODUCTIONS: And most of the knee-pads on the market are laughably overpriced, despite being cheap as hell. I just buy the MX stuff for a cheaper price, which is ironic. If you went outside your little MTB bubble, you'd realize it.
Same thing for gloves: I only buy the ones on sale, because I cannot stand paying $40 for some paper-thin gloves that tear after a few months of riding and have barely any padding. I have the Milwaukee gloves for winter riding, because the work gloves offer more protection and better construction at $15. Hilarious.
  • 2 3
 @nickfranko: It's the same thing for your car, your phone, everything! Welcome to the real world.
  • 3 0
 @KSP-PRODUCTIONS: that's why you gotta not feed the MAN bro... Don't feed the MAN!!
  • 2 1
 too much bunching on sides of knee
  • 2 4
 Race Race Ambush FTW. When are knee pad designers going to realize that we want pads that come off immediately when we get back to the parking lot so we can drink our beer quicker!
  • 13 0
 Those are the ugliest stuffed bags of garbage I have ever seen. When I get back to the car I also want to take my shoes and socks off so my feet can breath while drinking my beer. Sliding the pads off is pretty easy too.
  • 6 0
 Honest question, what drinking technique is being used where your kneepads inhibit your ability to down a beer? I don't drink that often myself so I might be missing something...
  • 9 1
 @subwaypanda: It must be a rule of US mountain biking that the first post-ride beer has to be drunk out of the kneepad you wore on the last descent.
  • 1 0
 @subwaypanda: Think about it this way: when you get home from a long day of working in a suit, you want to just pull off your suit and get into something more comfortable. Same thing here: you CAN drink in knee pads, but you don't want the sweaty pads all over you.
  • 2 3
 @Woody25: if I lived in a wet soggy mud hole I'd leave my gear on for post ride beers too
  • 1 0
 this look just like the troy lee ones except 2x the price
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 these might offer some abrasion resistance at best
  • 1 0
 Rims have already seen better days Big Grin
  • 2 1
 another pair of over priced pads that should cost $40.00
  • 1 0
 Fox Launch are great knee pads. Hard shell & very comfy.

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