The Race Knee and Shin from 661 is their most solid knee protection on offer. The plastic armour covers a large area of the knee and shin and ensures you stay free of cuts and injuries even in the most severe of crashes.Buy Body Armour on
They feature a slip on design, meaning the whole knee is enclosed in a neoprene sleeve that offers more protection from small impacts and also prevents any chaffing from the X strap system.
The padding behind the knee guard is quite thin keeping the pad light and ensuring they don’t get too hot.
A popular choice among many riders it is easy to see why, just make sure you keep the top straps done up nice and tight otherwise the pad can be prone to a bit of slippage while riding. Not the pads fault, your own for not ensuring they are nice and snug!Buy Body Armour on
This review was in Issue 13 of IMB.For more information visit SixSixOne
By Rou ChaterRou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.