SixSixOne Evolution Full Face Helmet

4.67/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $170.00


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SixSixOne Evo Wired Helmet: Neck Brace Compatible: Certain technologies work better if the supporting products are designed to work in conjunction with each other. Neck braces are one of those technologies that need products design...


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mr.Magura a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2012

Strengths:    Light, good fit, nice release system, fair price.


Weaknesses:    Helmet peak replacement not easy to come by, and very expensive for what it is.

Bottom Line:   
A great helmet that allows for extended use, due to good ventilation and low weight.

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Similar Products Used:   661 comp


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Norcorider95 a Downhiller from London, United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2010

Strengths:    Light, pretty much as light as the carbon one...
crash replacement
saved my head a fair few times
taken some crashes but still hasnt even cracked


Weaknesses:    scratches so easily
sizing/fittings are really wierd, bigger then stated.
i got a medium when i was borderline between M/L on guide but i shouldve got a small really.


Bottom Line:   
Buy it.
its sick.
light, strong and looks good.
weak paint and bad sizing though.

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Favorite Trail:   Swinley, the lookout

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   wweb

Bike Setup:   spesh big hit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patt a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight, great design, wallet-friendly!

Weaknesses:    Slightly loose fit at the back, shell washes out a little. This makes it easier to pull on and off but not as snug as other helmets.

Bottom Line:   
For the money, you just can't go wrong. Stoked that i spent so little on such a great helmet. The design is good with removable padding to keep it fresh!

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Favorite Trail:   Thredbo Cannonball

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   TBSM

Similar Products Used:   Troy Lee D2, 661 Comp

Bike Setup:   Transition Bottlerocket, '11 Fox 36 180, Fox DHX RC4, Deemax

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by morebravo a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2010

Strengths:    Comfort, Weight, Vents and Graphics

Weaknesses:    It does not look as nice as the POC helmets, but for the price can you really expect it too....

Bottom Line:   
This Helmet is perfect for the Weekend Warrior. I honestly do not believe that you need anything more unless you only ride Downhill and crash frequently at very high speed.
Genuinely a great helmet at a great price.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Merchant

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Giro Remedy

Bike Setup:   Transition Bottlerocket

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jake a Weekend Warrior from SA

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2010

Strengths:    light weght, nice fit, groovy looking, a good helmet

Weaknesses:    none I know

Bottom Line:   
bye one your self

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $102.00

Purchased At:   bought through chain

Similar Products Used:   _

Bike Setup:   hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nhp890 a Downhiller from Gliwice, Poland

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2009

Strengths:    Weight, looks, comfort, stiffness, DEFINITELY the best product for about 100$ (chainreactioncycles.com), visibility.

Weaknesses:    There are no weaknesses really.

Bottom Line:   
I think that's the best helmet i've ever worn. It's really comfortable, wearing it is a pure pleasure. It looks great, is quite cheap (100$).. I see no weaknesses. Honestly, sick helmet.

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Favorite Trail:   Szwajcaria in Gliwice

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   chainreactioncycles.

Similar Products Used:   SixSixOne Strike, much worse.

Bike Setup:   Prodigy 9.81 + Suntour Duro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hitek79 a Weekend Warrior from Littleton, Colorado, America!

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2009

Strengths:    Great padding, good visibility

Weaknesses:    Maybe needs more vents

Bottom Line:   
I looked at a Spec Deviant, but I wanted something more substantial than that. I picked up the Evolution for pretty cheap on Chainlove, and just trying it on inside I knew I made the right choice over the Deviant. I'm not a young guy any more, and I'm the sole provider for the fam, so build quality is more important to me than weight. This helmet fits super snug and does not bounce around at all. The visibility is great as well. I didn't feel like I had to move my head up or down to get the whole picture. The entire liner pulls out easily for cleaning, and the design makes it look like I'm going much faster than I really am. It's still cool here, so I don't know how this helmet will be in summer, but I do have a feeling it will get a tad warm unless I'm in the high country. Again, I can live with it for the added protection. It's not an every day helmet, but for those lift served days and the real techy trails, I'll be wearing it!

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Favorite Trail:   Palmer Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $72.00

Purchased At:   Chainlove.com

Similar Products Used:   None really. Motorcross helmet.

Bike Setup:   Enduro SL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by slcrockymountainrider a Racer from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2009

Strengths:    Excellent construction, relatively light for a non-carbon fiber full face, decent padding but not overdone. The new Evolution shell is a big step forward for 661 from past helmets. Colors and graphics are some of the better designs being offered for 2009 compared to other manufacturers.

Weaknesses:    Really need to crank down on the visor bolt to keep it from slipping down with use. Gives the user the impression that the face guard is too close, this is due to thicker padding between the cheek area and the front of the helmet.

Bottom Line:   
I've been using a TLD carbon D2 for the past 2 seasons and just love that helmet. The fit, design, weight-everything is just spot on and it's become the benchmark for what I look for in a full face. I tried a Remedy due to the higher safety rating over both the D2 and Evolution, but the Remedy's fit was just too tight particularly with the cheek padding. This caused my goggles to not fit correctly on the helmet and would not allow me to wear sunglasses. Add to that, it was fairly heavy.
I've been put off by past 661 helmet offerings due to both fit and overall design, but am extremely pleased with the Evolution. It is comfortable, fairly light and doesn't have an odd shape/look to it. Compared to the D2 which has been the benchmark helmet for me, it is almost identical when it comes to fit and comfort.
My only complaint is that it feels like the front of the helmet is right up against your face. I measured the D2 and Evolution (both Mediums) side by side and inface the Evolution is about 7mm longer overall. Measuring the distance with the helmets on, there is no real different in distance so I chalk this impression up to the 661 helmet having a bit more padding in the mouth area than the TLD helmet.
This is a great helmet and 661 did a good job with accurate measurements on their bicycle line. The prices for 2009 aren't too bad either considering what you're getting.

Side Note: My brother has an '09 Flight 2 in a Large and it seems like their moto helmets are running a bit small for 2009 as the Large fit rather tight compared to the Medium Evolution.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   661 Proform

Similar Products Used:   Troy Lee Designs carbon D2 and Giro Remedy. All size Mediums.

Bike Setup:   Fast

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by fabricio fracchia a Downhiller from Caracas

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2008

Strengths:    comfortable, nice looking, light.

Weaknesses:    none so far (customer service doesn't support international purchases)

Bottom Line:   
The helmet is awesome in the comfort and graphic design department (I have the red distressed). But the customer service from 661 is another history, after broke my visor on a bad landing and trying to find it with the distributor for 661 in my country (Venezuela), he just have 3 Mullet helmets and a pair of Sunline bars (big distributor jeje) he told me that never had that helmet. I bough mine from Universal Cycles in the USA. I jumped to the 661 web page to buy the visor anyway, but next day after place the order for the visor an e-mail from 661 arrived telling me that can't sell it to me because I'm not a USA resident. So easy answer to solve my problem and to buy a new visor. I has been in situations like this with Ringle, Crank Brothers, even Giro which this guys sent me a new lid because the other was defective and the distribuitor in my country never answered my calls and all for free!.... the other brands help me with minor issues but very receptives.

So if you want a helmet that doesn't have a 661 distributor in your country just avoid it, try other brand.

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Favorite Trail:   Volcan

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $153.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Azonic Outlaw, Bell Bellistic, Giro Remedy

Bike Setup:   Transition Dirtbag 08, Zocchi 66 ATA, full SRAM drivetrain and brakes, LG1 with e-13 36 tooth ring.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DUTCH a Racer from Mt. Shasta CA

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2008

Strengths:    Fairly light, breathable, and comfy!! Sick graphics

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Sickest helmet ever, other than the carbon version

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Favorite Trail:   Calahan

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   sixsixone.com

Similar Products Used:   specialized carbon deviant berrecloth edition

Bike Setup:   Santa cruz Bullit, Totem coil, TAG Wheels!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sharpbrick a Racer from Norwalk, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2008

Strengths:    nice padding, light, cool, cool colors

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
very nice helmet the colors are cool, the helmet is light?? (i have never had a full face helmet but i think it is) the chin strap is comfortable... over all i love the helmet :)

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Favorite Trail:   Sprain Ridge Park, NY

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   661

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Giant Reign 3 with Hayes sole1 with 8" disks, fox float R shock with 6" of travel, rockshox tora fork, sunline stem and grips, bash guard.... oh and a 661 evolution helmet :)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andreskart a Downhiller from Medellin

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2008

Strengths:    Excellent padding,quick release straps,very nice and useful visor, awesome interior airflow due to well placed air vents!
various graphics to choose, lightweight for a composite helmet, goggles fit very nicely.
looks are truly nice, quality is high,higher than expected,
very aerodynamically efficient!!


Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Very nice helmet very well done neat graphics 661 step it up to the competition quality is getting better and better every year at 661!! at high speeds you don't feel any drag whatsoever ,awesome helmet!!! the price right on the money!

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Favorite Trail:   tres cruces

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   sixsixone.com

Similar Products Used:   661 pro bravo,661 strike,gyro remedy

Bike Setup:   2005 Devinci 8flat8 with 888 vf, metel rp, juicy sevens, sunline v1 aluminum handlebar,sunline logo lock-on grips,maxxis minions

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