SixSixOne Kyle Strait Knee Guard Armor and Pads

DESCRIPTION

SIX SIX ONE Kyle Strait Knee Guard specially developed with the experience of Kyle. The Champion's equipment.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 28, 2012]
Gabo
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Fit perfect for my ride style not heavy or unconfortable, I personally feel strong suport on my knee area. I have not crash yet with them but they fill sturdy, really like them.

Weakness:

none so far

I prefer use them at downhill, whenever I am facing a long uphill ride or crosscountry tracks I use to place them on my lowerlegscalves till I reach the top and the funny ride begins! :) I recommend them.

[Oct 15, 2012]
schlockinz

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Good fit, in cooler weather can ride all day with them on. Good protection

Weakness:

Hot when the temps start getting into the 80's

Good pad, definitely saved my knees in a crash or two. It's comfortable as well, which is important since I'd be less likely to wear them if they weren't. They breathe alright, but they can get too hot in the summer.

[May 18, 2012]
Fuglio
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Thick 360 protection

Weakness:

Hot and can chaffe the back of your legs

Ive had major knee surgery. After tipping over when learning clipless and having my knee smashed between bedrock and the down tube, i decided to wear knee pads. I do between 18 and 30 miles in them and if i dont rub yhe back pf my legs with vasoline they will rub the back of my leg.

Similar Products Used:

Havent used any others.

[Apr 16, 2012]
monkies

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

they do the job

Weakness:

they slip and velcro too long!

IT's fine when they stay on, but I have pedaled and they start to slip. This is no beuno when riding a bike. You have to wrap the velcro pretty tight to keep them on, but obviously with time (mine are a few years old) the velcro stretches and voila you hardly have any velcro left. Pretty cheap, but you get what you pay for cuz these will go in a season for heavy users.

[Feb 19, 2012]
mission2
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

excellent padding, comfortable, snug fit great for down hill shuttle days

Weakness:

a bit bulky dont believe they are intend for xc would not want to wear while doing a lot of pedaling

if your intended use is for downhill lift service parks dont think twice a great pad, if you want a xc friendly pad i'd look for something different

[Jul 17, 2009]
kjsayers
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Design, comfort, hard shell inside the neoprene, fit

Weakness:

none so far...maybe price

Bought them after many said to give them a try. I search for a long time read every review I could find. After the first ride I realized i forgot I had them on. They were a little sweaty, but to be expected. Fit was excellent. Pedaling was easy and effortless. Like I said I forgot I had them on. Perfect for the riding I do. If I did some downhill I'd go with a full knee and shin. I love them.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Jun 15, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stay up great. I've never had an issue with them sliding around on me. They are light weight and don't limit my mobility at all. They have a hard shell cap where you're likely to take the biggest hit with soft pads on the side. Price is decent. Especially for the "patriot" model.

Weakness:

I have bashed so hard in these that my knee has still bruised and lumped up but I imagine without it my knee would still be locked up. Biggest problem by far is the weakness of the material. They were pretty torn and tattered within a month of getting up but they don't ever really seem to fall apart or get so bad that I would consider not using them.

For the price you can't beat em. They offer the most protection possible for their weight and price. I plan on buying another set when these ones finally bite it.

Similar Products Used:

Fox Attack

[Mar 22, 2009]
Sharpy
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

i have found that these pads have no slippage what so ever and a have great airflow and flexibilty. tried many different sorts of pads but none compare to the flexibility and knee coverage. great all round. can use for DH as well as the odd xc ride.

Weakness:

wouldnt use for a long xc ride as i think they would be a little hot. fine if its really cold though.

great pads, dont slip, great value. nothing more to say!

Similar Products Used:

661 race lite knee/shin. 661 mxe knee shin.

[Aug 03, 2007]
Ken Bennett
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lightweight, comfortable pads that you can actually wear for the whole ride (even climbing). Has a semi-rigid pad over the knee-cap and soft pads on the outer and inner sides.

Weakness:

You have to either take your shoes off or stretch them over in order to put them on. The fabric tends to tear a bit easily, kind of a trade off for the comfort and weight....

These may be the best pads I've tried yet. They aren't quite up to the task for a full on DH run over rocky terrain but for just about anything else they'll do the trick. I actually had the opportunity to test these last week when I had a very bad landing off a natural jump and lost my grip. After crashing into a left hand turn and taking the full hit with my knees neither pad had moved down a bit. I still had some significant bruising and lost a little skin but was able to continue riding. The only damage to the pads was a tear in the fabric on the right pad. These are the only knee pads I've had that didn't slide down in a crash and I've spent a lot of cash and lost a lot of skin trying different ones. Definitely worth trying but check the sizing first since they tend to run a bit small/tight.

Similar Products Used:

Most of 661's stuff, Azonic, Troy Lee, Fox, Mace, Core Rat etc...

[Jan 06, 2007]
Thom I
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Low profile, good flexibility, just enough padding in the right places....if they only FIT!

Weakness:

Sizing! If you have chicken legs, these are GREAT. I unfortunately have burly cyclists legs (who'da thought!)The"large" is TINY.

If these weren't causing gangrene by their tight fit, they might actually be good. I am just average size, 5'11" mtn biker that has mtn biker legs, not scrawny pencil legs. I bought the largest size available (Large).

I can't even get the elastic-velcro straps to stretch out far enough to attach, and the tube nicely cuts off my circulation.

Otherwise they SEEM to be an excellent choice for moderate XC/All mountain protection. They will NOT save you from ALL damage, but they will probably stop you from destroying your kneecaps during "normal" riding, which is one of the few "non-recoverable" injuries in our sport.

Their flexibility is seems to be excellent.

And you don't look like knights of Olde showing up with these on a genteel xc trail system.

the side pads are a nice touch to avoid those frame bruises, from normal dismounts.
So if you have scrawny legs....or maybe as a women's knee pad, these things would jump up a few points in ratings.

Supposedly they are coming out with an XL size in June, I found out after buying and complaining. I am not sure I want to end up sinking $108 into a pair of pads and buy them again then.

Similar Products Used:

Roach FR, and a whole pile of other things before that.

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