SixSixOne 2x4 Elbow Guards Armor and Pads

4.38/5 (13 Reviews)


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MTBCanuck a All Mountain Rider from Phoenix, Arizona

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2012

Strengths:    Relatively cool as long as you're moving. Reasonable protection (assumed). Havn't yet hucked and tested these pads yet...it's amazing how much better you ride when you are confident you are PREPARED for a huck...

Weaknesses:    Can be hot, slightly restrictive, especially at the upper arm when you're jacked-sauce like me.

Bottom Line:   
Like the pads. Excellent for all mountain riding in moderate temps. Should have plenty of protection, good price.

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Favorite Trail:   South Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Kona Dawgmatic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by joshc123 a Downhiller from Honolulu, Hawaii

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2010

Strengths:    Light, comfortable, cool, good protection

Weaknesses:    not meant for bashing your elbows/forearms against boulders

Bottom Line:   
These pads slip on easily and stay put with only two straps. Very quick to gear up, and down. The protection is minimal, and is best suited to avoid abrasion and injuries from minor impacts. It's thin flexible plastic, not meant for smashing into rocks. I don't do a lot of that, and if/when I crash it is usually just into soft trees or skidding along dirt; these protect just fine against those types of accidents. I would recommend them as a good set of all purpose pads, or something to wear on a less intense day.

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Favorite Trail:   St. Louis Heights

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA.com


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Beau a Downhiller from Park City, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2006

Strengths:    Great pad for the price.

Weaknesses:    A little bulky and stiff, but not too bad.

Bottom Line:   
Pretty good pad for the price.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Go-Ride

Similar Products Used:   Dainese, Roach

Bike Setup:   '06 Santa Cruz Vp-Free w/ Marzocchi 888 rc2x

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris MacLean a Weekend Warrior from Quebec

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2005

Strengths:    Protects really well

Weaknesses:    stiff

Bottom Line:   
The 2X4 forearm is comfortable and reliable.The stiffness feeling goes away when you are riding.
I encourage everyone to buy these pads.

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Favorite Trail:   Mont St-Anne

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   La vie sportive

Similar Products Used:   Mace forearm pads


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Randy a Cross Country Rider from San Clemente

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2004

Strengths:    Light and Comfy
Decent protection


Weaknesses:    Hot (but u can use them with just the velcro if you're willing to settle for less overall protection)
Road Warrior comments from XC riding buddies


Bottom Line:   
I'm no downhill or freeride type but after my latest digger, decided to get some pads as I can't show up at the office with huge gouges in my arms. These are light and cheap for the protection they provide. I store them in my camelbak until I need them but once they're on, you hardly notice them. The mesh does breathe pretty well but will wait until summer to comment on how hot they get.
Value rating is for the sale price.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   Supergo sale

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   XC/trail bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tom a Downhiller from surrey, bc, canada

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2004

Strengths:    comfortable, light, have good mobility when wearing, good for straight falls to the ground

Weaknesses:    slides up your arm when you hit the ground going fast

Bottom Line:   
they work for straight falls (off logs, skinnies, etc.) but if you crash going fast, they "grab" the ground and slide right up past your elbow, and your arm gets chewed up. I'm going to get Roach Rally FR instead.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   ac1 w/slider +

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Hall a Downhiller from Duluth,MN,USA

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2004

Strengths:    easy to put on and comfy. they work good. not as annoying as hard shell elbow pads. they stay in place pretty good.

Weaknesses:    the mesh on the non-pad side is a little weak.
(took a digger off a 9 footer and the mesh ripped a little)


Bottom Line:   
they are definitely worth the $$
you don't notice them until your arms are in the dirt and then you're glad you have em.
buy them if you can.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jesse a Downhiller from fayetteville

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2004

Strengths:    flexible, full coverage, super cheap price, and pretty comfortbale. GOOD PROTECTION

Weaknesses:    Maybe a little hot but all pads get super hot.

Bottom Line:   
Great pads for the price. Comfortable and flexible. For 17 bucks you can't go wrong.

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Favorite Trail:   Devils Den downhill course

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa.com

Bike Setup:   Gemini 900 wtih salsa bachgaurd and 888r up front.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse Hill a Weekend Warrior from San Jose

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2004

Strengths:    Coverage and great flexibility

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These ar the greatest pads I have had so far. As you can see I have had them for a while and still they work great. They are the only pad I have found that has no open areas to get hit yet are still totally flexible. Mine (the earlier versions) took a little while to break in but now the new ones seem flexier from the get go. And the open mesh top is makes these not really hot at all especially compared to other brands and they are alot cooler than the leg version.

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Favorite Trail:   Demo

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Skinz

Bike Setup:   Doesn't matter

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Taylor a Downhiller from Placerville,CA

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2003

Strengths:    Light,tough,don't slip

Weaknesses:    a little hot if you're having to ride up some hills,can cut off your circulation if you get the straps too tight,doesn't take all the shock out of the fall,still kind of hurts if you tumble

Bottom Line:   
I love these.I'm usin'them as replacements for my old 661 races,thoes slipped all the time,no matter what size you bought.I've only fallen twice on these,but so far i'm left with just a dull pain,and not cuts and scrapes.These never slip,I love em'.They do take a few rides to break in,but after that they're comfortable.I've fallen up at Northstar with them and the first thing that hit was my arm,all it did was get them dirty and leave me with a dull pain.I'm soon gonna get a upper body suit,but these are fine for now.If you want a relible,cheap arm guard,get these.They're your best bet.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   661 race elbow/forearm,Bombshell elbow/forearm


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by APACHE DJ a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2003

Strengths:    Durable, comfortable, light, rugged yet flexible + look sweet

Weaknesses:    could have heavier plastic inserts for more protection

Bottom Line:   
These pads are really conmfortable, fit well and are nice and light, they take a little getting used to but are brilliant protection for daily freeride, they really take a beating. The wrap around system can be hot in the summer but it ensures they dont move around and are gonna protect you in a crash. Overall - Great price, top quality product!!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything downhill, Wales

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Chainreaction

Similar Products Used:   Fox 911 elbow guards, azonic HP elbow

Bike Setup:   Norco Shore - 03 Jnr T, WTB, F.U.N.N, Hayes etc etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eric hill a Downhiller from aspen colorado

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2002

Strengths:    breakes in very quick. comfortable fit and not to hot on warm days. good looks. seems to be durable so far.

Weaknesses:    only has single stitching needs double stitching, the velcro from your glove strap will fray the cuff of the 2x4s if they come in contact.

Bottom Line:   
overall these are great pads, not the most protection you can get. but for the price,,comfort,and great looks you cant beat them.

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Favorite Trail:   anything downhill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   aspen velo

Similar Products Used:   fox

Bike Setup:   2002 specialized big hit,2002 monster t,azonic aframe pedals,sun ringle double wide wheels,with 24" rear wheel,maxxis 2.7 mobster and high roller tires,

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by leon feltham a Weekend Warrior from daegu, south korea

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2002

Strengths:    comfortable and somewhat breathable!

Weaknesses:    i came down hard on my elbow after a bad landing and destroyed my elbow.needed some patch up work at the doc's office to repair my elbow!

Bottom Line:   
these 66One arm and (elbow pads) are great for protecting against tree branches which can slice in to your arms.i bought these to protect my elbows and since a fall of about 4 feet on to dirt i am not impressed at all.if u do any extreme riding go with something made of heavy duty plastic!

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Favorite Trail:   whatever!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   CoveBikeshop, north Van, bc, Canada

Similar Products Used:   never used other brand before!

Bike Setup:   rocky RM6 2001 with 2002 Jrt

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