SixSixOne 4x4 Knee/Shin Guards Armor and Pads

4.02/5 (53 Reviews)
MSRP : $55.00


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SIX SIX ONE 4x4 Knee/Shin Guards has full coverage EVA foam, 300 denier shell with nylon inserts. Now available in youth size.

SixSixOne 4x4 Knee/Shin Guards Armor and Pads Pro Review

I first saw the SixSixOne 4×4 and 2×4 soft body armor while I was at Interbike this year. The ‘x4' series of soft armor, is comprised of the 4×4 (Knee/Shin), and the 2×4 (Elbow/Forearm) guards. They both use an EVA foam padding as the main structural protection entity with some nylon inserts for rigidity and additional protection, while the main body is made from a Denier nylon shell with a Coolmax liner, and it’s held together with Velcro closures. Continue reading →



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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Z

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2014

Strengths:    -Great Knee/Shin coverage
-Light weight
-Good ventilation
-Look good
-Good protection
-Easy pedaling


Weaknesses:    Have to undo all Velcro straps to get them on and off......only a small vice.

Bottom Line:   
Bought these off eBay nice and cheap, and they were brand new, never worn. Impressed at the look and feel of them initially, but thought they would get very hot when riding..... I was wrong!!!!
These things have enough vents in them to keep every part of your leg nice and cool, so much so that there wasn't any more sweat than without them.
Thought they would feel bulky because they are a fairly big guard, but really easy to pedal that you almost forget they're on.
Protection wise they take the scrapes of trees, rocks etc really well, and only had one decent fall which they were fine with...just scuffed a bit.
Feel MUCH better than hard shell Fox guards that I've had.

Definitely get them if you want a light, cool and flexible guard that will stop most things taking your skin and blood.

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Similar Products Used:   Fox Competition Guards


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by make it reign a Downhiller from Flagstaff AZ USA

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2012

Strengths:    Fairly breathable, light, secure

Weaknesses:    The straps are slightly annoying, because the Velcro can attach at the wrong spaces, but this is offset by the fact that they stay secure. Your legs also get hot, but nit unbearably so. Main weakness: NOT for big crashes, xc or light freeride only!

Bottom Line:   
These would be great for riders who won't go flying into a rock at top speed. I did that with these on and my shins were very beat up afterword. However, for xc or light freeride they are good. They just aren't the beefiest pads out there, if you are hesitant I would say to upgrade to a sturdier pair.

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Favorite Trail:   Woods by my house

Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joshc123 a Downhiller from Honolulu, Hawaii

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2010

Strengths:    Not too expensive, light, fairly cool.

Weaknesses:    Long straps, too many straps, abrasive stitching.

Bottom Line:   
These pads are not meant to protect from the gnarliest crashes. They are made with thin plastic and foam padding, for general purpose. They provide adequate protection for what they were made for. I'm 5'11 and fit the LARGE size. I'm on the skinnier side, so all the straps are too long for me. There are 7 velcro attachments on each leg, I think some are unnecessary. The mesh makes them breatheable, but some of the stitching on the inside can rub a bit abrassively. Good basic pads, medium comfort, medium protection.

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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 Crashcousins a Downhiller from Richmond B.C., Canada

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2009

Strengths:    Very Comfy.
great knee cap protection
cool in summer yet warm in winter.


Weaknesses:    None, zero, i love them.

Bottom Line:   
These things rule. I had the older style for a very long time. They were so worn out i had to get new pads. I think i tried on every hard pad out there. None seemed really comfy nor did i feel they protected the top of my knee cap which always seemed to get wacked in big crashes. These new give the protection i want, are even more comfy than my old ones, cooler in the summer yet still keep my legs warm in the winter night rides.

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Favorite Trail:   Neds

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   On line

Similar Products Used:   Older version of this type of six six ones


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jason a Downhiller from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2009

Strengths:    Cheap all in one pad set

Weaknesses:    -weak protection
-slide down ALL the time
-straps are too long
-not very durable
-hot


Bottom Line:   
These pads should be sold as shin protection only. During any crash when the moment of impact is upon you these pads slide down leaving your knee's exposed. I would recommend saving the cash and not wearing pads rather than buying these.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ray Lee a Weekend Warrior from Pittsburgh, Pa, USA

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2009

Strengths:    light weight and comfortable with a good amount of protection for trail riding... anything more would just be to much for every day use. the wrap around design makes them stay put better than just straps.

Weaknesses:    straps are to long (easy to fix) and they do take a minute to get on and off so your not going to be taking them on and off throughout the ride.

Bottom Line:   
Nice, about as much protection as I can wear all day, the amount of bloody shins was getting ridiculous and the occasional knee to stem or rock contact wasn't fun either.

There are a couple places I ride where I just love having these... one is all rock and the other is filled with log rides and such, most of the other spots I just dont mind wearing them.

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Favorite Trail:   Moraine

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox RockGardn and some other hard plastic shell models at bike parks

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Prophet

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by poozank a Downhiller from Rat Turd Ranch

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2009

Strengths:    somewhat cheap I guess better than bare skin

Weaknesses:    to many straps
hot
straps to long
requires excessive tightening
slide down
look bad
materials are not durable
only a centimeter of foam with one mm of plastic does noy provide much protection
stink for pedaling


Bottom Line:   
These are dicks

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Favorite Trail:   The Snurkle

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   Fox Launch

Bike Setup:   Demo 7

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by doctorpunch a Weekend Warrior from Holtsville, ny

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2008

Strengths:    -Non constrictive
-Lightweight
-Full coverage
-Durable


Weaknesses:    -Take FOREVER to put on
-Straps are too long


Bottom Line:   
I purchased these because I ravaged my calves on my unicycle. The only reason I got them was because I needed calf protection, but they've saved my shins more than once. I got them in the fall so the whole "heat" thing was never an issue. It's like riding in a pair of jeans. My main gripe is the straps: there's too many of them and they're waaay to long. After a while you get used to it but it takes a solid 2 minutes to get everything on and in place. There's also a strap on top that wraps around the back but it takes up Velcro space for the main top one, so it's pretty much useless.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Frenchie's Cycle Wor

Similar Products Used:   None, first pair of guards

Bike Setup:   Unicycle

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by cgirnus a Weekend Warrior from Colorado Springs

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2008

Strengths:    The padding material seems good and the coverage are is good which has kept me from getting scrapped up in a couple falls.

Weaknesses:    I am 6'2" and these are always sliding down on me.
The stitching on the velcro straps are pulling apart after only 6 rides.
They are a little hot especially in the summer but for those early spring/fall rides and night rides it is nice.


Bottom Line:   
Granted they aren't really expensive pads but would have expected the stitching to hold up better. Once those velcro straps go the pads are pretty much worthless which is why I am sending mine back for either a warranty replacement or refund.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Greenfishsports

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   K2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by robot a Cross Country Rider from Palos Hills, IL, USA

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2008

Strengths:    -great protection
-stiff, hard shin-pads (that means they will protect your shins fairly well)
-all-around protection


Weaknesses:    -a bit hot (but which pads aren't?)
-some rubbing on the knees
-slides down above the knee (just a tiny bit)


Bottom Line:   
Fairly decent shin/kneepads. They protect the vital limbs quite good against rocks and pedalbites.

When I first rode with them on a downhill trail, I faceplanted on the rocks after sitting on the bike for two minutes. Luckily I had those pads on and they totally protected my legs.

They do get a bit hot sometimes, but if you gain some speed, they will actually cool your legs a bit due to the ventilations.

A great number of the straps keeps them from slipping which is better than other pads.

Overall, a great buy for the price.

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Favorite Trail:   Palos Trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   xsportsprotective.co

Bike Setup:   2008 Giant Rincon Disc (hardtail)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nicholas Belarde from Eureka

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2008

Strengths:    -Feel kind of funny for the first few rides
-Good protection


Weaknesses:    -Straps too long
-Slips down legs untill your legs start to sweat. ;)


Bottom Line:   
Great for your first pair of shin/knee gaurds, but get hot pretty easy. Some of the stitching ripped after about 2 months, and they slipped down my leg untill my sweat started to glue them to my leg. Pedals are brutal on the front of them, tears holes all over if you slip off.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Ebay!

Bike Setup:   Kona Roast
-Hayes Hydro brakes
-Shimano XT Rear Derailleur
-Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3 Fork
-Rhyno Lite 27mm wheelset

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mic a Weekend Warrior from ACT Australia

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2007

Strengths:    GReat pad cheap and good protection

Weaknesses:    Too short. I'm 6'1 and have really long legs and I find they fall down. To get good knee coverage I am always pulling them up. If I crash they slide down and get grazes on the top of my knee.

Bottom Line:   
They are a good pad and great value for money but I will be replacing them as its easier than getting shorter legs :)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Similar Products Used:   Various skate pads

Bike Setup:   Percentage 4x

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Connor R a Downhiller from Fresno CA

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2007

Strengths:    Great coverage! Ive got a big tear in mine from the pedals. These things are amazing.

Weaknesses:    sure im on my second pair
but i think im a little harder on stuff than other people


Bottom Line:   
get them
they are amazing

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Favorite Trail:   anything fast rocky and technical

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Tri-Sport

Similar Products Used:   none! these things are amazing

Bike Setup:   Bighit2 full custom

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Connor R a Downhiller from Fresno CA

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2007

Strengths:    Great coverage! Ive got a big tear in mine from the pedals. These things are amazing.

Weaknesses:    sure im on my second pair
but i think im a little harder on stuff than other people


Bottom Line:   
get them
they are amazing

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Favorite Trail:   anything fast rocky and technical

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Tri-Sport

Similar Products Used:   none! these things are amazing

Bike Setup:   Bighit2 full custom

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Witkowski a Downhiller from rockford, il, usa

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2007

Strengths:    light, cool, good coverage.

Weaknesses:    if they aren't on your leg right they hurt the inside of your leg, and it starts to really hurt.

Bottom Line:   
you can find them cheap. they are lightweight varry well vented and cool. trailriding to downhill, they work great. and you can wear the mesh backing on the front of ur leg and they are cool enough for xc use. + they cover above your knee witch is a plus. so if u get em cheap, there a def buy.

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Favorite Trail:   TNT @ keystone, co

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa.com

Similar Products Used:   my first full shinguards

Bike Setup:   devinci, 888

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