AXO Chest Protector Armor and Pads

3/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.00


Product Description

Axo Chest Protector


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nick Fenton a Downhiller from Clinton Connecticut

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2002

Strengths:    light, ventilated, takes the edge off, comfortable

Weaknesses:    none for its intended useage

Bottom Line:   
it works better then you'd think, it takes the edge off small tumbles into rock guardens and similar falls. If you wack a treee at 40 its not gunna do much, but if you wash out in a corner and lay yourself down on some pointy rocks your not gunna wake up the next morning covered in bruises. I love it for tight trialsy stuff were u need to be light and nimble but if you flop over at slow speed (like 10mp) and nail a rock your fine and just keep on going

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Favorite Trail:   westwoods

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Rock 'n Road Cycles

Similar Products Used:   pressure suit, dainese

Bike Setup:   RM6, Kona Chute

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by liam barden a Racer from australia

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2001

Strengths:    BACK AND FONT COVERAGE

Weaknesses:    I DONT KNOW

Bottom Line:   
I BOUGHT THIS SIXSIXOONE STRAIGHT JACKET FOR BMX RACING AND DIRT JUMPIN. ITS PRETTY GOOD WELL I THOUGHT SOME OTHER REVEIWS DIDN'T THINK SO BUT IT SERVED ME WELL AND IS STILL SERVING ME. I'M ABOUT 1.46 METRES TALL THATS SHORT AND IT FITS ME GOOD I RECOMEND THEM FOR BMX AND DOWNHILL BUT NOT MOTOX RIDERS.sorry about capitals

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Favorite Trail:   ones down my road

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   it's an aussie store PAL AND PANTHER

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   REDLINE PROLINE EXPERT BMX

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by john a Downhiller from portland

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2001

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    light

Bottom Line:   
a 10 oz chest protector? this is similar to tying a bandana around your head and calling it a 1 oz helmet. i got this thing from a motocross shop, i was told its used as an underpad (rock deflector) for an armoured chest protector. i had seen it in a bike catalog for 60 and bought it for 29 at this shop. anyway ive used it maybe 2x, it gives u a small amount of confidence but really its worthless. it doesnt protect shoulders like the big armoured motocycle chest protecters, and is tight and sweaty. save some money and buy a thick shirt and wear elbow/arm pads.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $29.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bob Soper a Weekend Warrior from Mission Viejo, CA

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2000

Strengths:    can't say

Weaknesses:    never arrived, hard to find

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the AXO 10oz. chest protector, if there is such a thing. Don't even attempt to order directly from the manufacturer, either by phone or website order. I put in two website orders and never received the product. Five months and two phone calls later, I finally received a chest protector, but it was a SixSixOne straitjacket. Valencia Sports Group, which handles distribution for AXO, 661, and Gaerne, had some excellent people over the phone but clearly some distribution problems. If anyone is curious, the 661 straitjacket is similar to the B2 bombshell chest protector, but without shoulder cups/pads. Polyester covered EVA foam can prevent sage brush from tearing you to pieces, but does nothing for the rocks. Very disappointed. Go with Dainese--just look at their Body Safety jacket for the possibilities.

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Favorite Trail:   Aliso/Woods

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   manufacturer/AXO website


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kaku Ito a Downhiller from Setagaya, Tokyo Japan

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2000

Strengths:    Light. Inexpensive. Easy to wear. Goes well with it's kidney belt.

Weaknesses:    Lacking forarm guards.

Bottom Line:   
I will buy a Fox Rooster 2 instead.

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Favorite Trail:   Fujimi

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Goldwing.

Bike Setup:   Downhill

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Arthur Wang a Downhiller from Morristown, NJ

Date Reviewed: December 8, 1999

Strengths:    
light, relatively cheap


Weaknesses:    
none yet


Bottom Line:   
it's a good under jersey chest protecter. haven't had any real bad falls yet, so i can't really comment on protection. but it's there, just in case.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months


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