Fox Head 2001 911 Elbow Guards Armor and Pads

2001 911 Elbow Guards

The New 911 Elbow Gaurds

User Reviews (12)

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Evren Seven   Cross Country Rider [Jun 30, 2003]
Strength:

hardly know it's there. I wrap them around my frame while I climb, then put them on when I get to the top, but then I decided to climb back up again and go down the other side, and I forgot to take them off but didn't even notice they were there. Plus, you grow some real balls when you have these on... add some mph to your downhilling.

Weakness:

none that I can think of.

unless you wanna show up at work the next day with arms lookin like ground beef... get some pads. and these are the best.

Similar Products Used: elbow and knee pads when I rode my huffy to school when I was 12.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
evan still   Cross Country Rider [Feb 16, 2002]
Strength:

excellent forarm protection, light and form fitting around the elbow is great.

Weakness:

none yet, maybe a bit pricey but they say qaulity has a price.

great product. 3 straps in the right place keep them on and barely move while bumping along. Very light and I love how my elbow fits in to it.Perfect position for riding.The polypropelyn straps help keep it dry and light.There's enough forearm protection to slide on them if you need to lay it down.

Similar Products Used: senaca
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
efran   [Oct 08, 2003]

The bottom line is I won't ride without these pads.
I experienced a terrible crash at full speed 30-35mph. I was alone. This was going down one of my favorite rock studded trails here in laguna. The trail I've probably done 200 times, but this time was diffrent. This time at the end of the fast technical section, instead of keeping my line straight, my line went slightly to the right.
I looked up and----> Tree-----> Ground-----> Ouch
So my right side hit a tree which threw my body to the left. my knee hit first, then my hip, and with whip like force my chest/elbow. I actually subluxated my shoulder (popped out then back in). I saw the rock my elbow went into and it looked nasty. My hip looked like raw steak.
That night the only damage to my elbow was a huge welt where I hit. I can imagine the damage without these pads would have been a shattered elbow and my job would have been lost due to the technical hand skills it req.
Four months later and my shoulder is still recovering and almost there. Im still riding he,he ----moooohoooo haa ha

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Adam   Weekend Warrior [Jan 18, 2003]
Strength:

don't slide when I crash or pedal {I know we are talking about elbow pads}, fit my 22 inch pythons, look cool

Weakness:

none

I know these pads are a little pricey but they will save your ass from your wife or girlfriend who hates bloody elbows in the bed.

Similar Products Used: Kona
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Michael Staples   Downhiller [May 16, 2005]
Strength:

Solid construction

Weakness:

Slips down your arm

These are better than the 661's, but they still slip down to my wrists. Why don't the manufactuer's build something that starts at the wrist, if that's where they are going to end up anyway? Or maybe sew them onto the end of a t-shirt or something? They must be better for a single jump or something. Going down a hill, they slip right down your arm within seconds. I finally gave up and left them there.

Similar Products Used: six six one elbow guards
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
JJ   Racer [Apr 20, 2005]
Strength:

Good fit - solid construction - comfortable - flexible - good straps (so far)- good padding - strong shells

Weakness:

none so far

I ordered these pads as back ups with my Flak Jacket because they're lighter and easier on and off to just jump on the bike and go. They're far better constructed than the elbows that come on the Flak Jacket and way more comfortable. I'm 5-9 about 200 lbs (work out regularly) so the 3 strap design fits my arms well. Base material is rugged and durable with thick padding and they still conform well to your arm right outta the box. I'm usually pretty tough on form and function reviews of gear like this but I'm impressed with these guards. Well done Fox...5 and 5.

Similar Products Used: 661 - Rockgardn
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
adrian   Weekend Warrior [Feb 01, 2005]
Strength:

light, not too hot

Weakness:

they kinda fell apart

they're all right

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Steve   Cross Country Rider [Jul 31, 2003]
Strength:

This review is for 2003 Fox 911 Forearm-elbow pads. They fit great, no rubbing, not to hot, and they do not slid down. They have an extra plastic pad above the elbow which helps to keep them from slidding down

Weakness:

The middle strap is a little short

These pads paid for themselves the last time I rode. I went over the handlebars the last time I rode and came down hard on a large rock with my left forearm. The pad performed great, because I didn't get a bruise, cut or any other injury. I can't afford injuries that take a long time to heal like the year it took for my surgically repaired wrist from the last major wipeout. I am wearing the pads for the extra protection.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Richard McKernan   Cross Country Rider [Aug 02, 2003]
Strength:

Doesn't slide around in a crash and provides almost full forearm protection

Weakness:

expensive.

I have had these for about eight weeks and crashed on them twice. Previously I was using a heavier-duty elbow-only guard and when I went down found that they would often (except when landing directly on the elbow) get pushed up and out of the way because of the forward motion of pushing my forearm along through the rocks and gravel, scraping up both the forearm and the elbow. Although not as bad as no pads at all they didn’t do the job. The Fox 911s, though not perfect, do a much better job of staying put and limiting the flesh exposure. One crash was off a small dirt jump and the other descending a rocky (ski-lift) trail in a race (triathlon). Both times I had no forearm mutilation and just minor elbow dents. I am not totally sure why my elbows still suffered minor abrasions, it could be the carpet-burn type of chunking from the inner material or it may be that these are fairly light duty pads and still transmit some of the impact to the elbow. ER visits I hate, minor abrasions I can live with. I wish I could justify looking like a dork with all my armor on (on beginner trails) by being some gnarly downhiller, the sad truth is my low-level of skill and high-level of incompetence justifies the need.

Similar Products Used: Not sure of the names
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Jeremiah   [Aug 12, 2001]
Strength:

Prevents those nasty forearm and elbow gashes. Fit comfortably and breathe well.

Weakness:

Expensive.

Great pads. Will keep your arms in good shape and fit well. Get the right size, and everything will be fine. You wont even notice your wearing them. Mobility is not compromised at all.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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