661 Race Knee and Shin Pad Quick Review661 Race Knee/Shin Pad Quick Review
Notes: I used these pads after riding/racing with Dianese freestyles for a
My riding style is fairly aggressive and as a result the body armour gets
a pretty good testing. Working as a mountain bike guide for Gravity Assisted
Mountain Biking means that the gear gets tested for all-day use and often four
or five days in a row. So far I have used mine for six months.
|Good Points (Out of Five)
+++++ Full frontal coverage, all the way from shoe to above the knee
+++++ Comfortable with a nice, soft behind-the-knee sock
+++++ Great fit. When they're on they're on. Even with pretty full-on sliding
crashes the seem to stay put as opposed to sliding around or down your leg.
Bad Points (Out of Five)
-- Poor ventilation. Due to not having lots of holes in the front they
get a bit sweaty and definitely need a good airing after rides.
- A few co-riders have had problems with the middle strap coming loose,
this seems to be because they have the Velcro "hooks" afixing directly
to the strap, rather than onto a piece with the Velcro "eyes." Mine are
|| Comments: I find that it's not until the 3rd or 4th day in a row
of all-day use that I start to feel a bit of chafing behind the knees (as
opposed to the end of one day with many other models and brands I have used).
Ideal User: Any one riding hard who wants good solid protection!
Don't Do It: If you are riding on 40 C.+ days they may be
a bit warm and will definitely need a wash after.
Reference: Check out the 661 web site on www.sixsixone.com
Mac Hosking, Senior Guide 2004,
Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking