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Customer reviews for SixSixOne 2012 Riot Knee Pads

SixSixOne 2012 Riot Knee Pads

Overall rating:
3.714 / 5
3.7
 / 
5
(7 reviews) 7
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Rating breakdown 7 reviews
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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5 out of 7(71%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for SixSixOne 2012 Riot Knee Pads
Review 1 for SixSixOne 2012 Riot Knee Pads
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Pieceofcake
Country:United Kingdom
Age:18-24
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Good if they would stay up.

PostedJune 3, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Comfortable, Looks great
Cons: would slide down my leg
Tried this product in a medium after looking at the size guide. They would stay up for a bit but after a while they would slide down my leg. I later tried the other brand of knee pads with velcro top and bottom in the same size which stayed up the entire cycle. However they were comfortable whilst they stayed up.
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Review 2 for SixSixOne 2012 Riot Knee Pads
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Rigobear
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Well made light protective knee pad

PostedMarch 23, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons: Unattractive
The 661 rage knee pad is comfortable and lightweight protection. The pads stay in place reasonably well but would have benefitted from a lower velcro strap as well as the large upper strap to improve fit. They do slip a bit from position during climbing and have to be adjusted before any descents, this is mainly due to the shape of the EVA foam pad which is not completely sculpted to knee shape. The material is comfortable next to the body and doesn't get sweaty even during longer climbs. Overall a good knee pad for trail riding but as I haven't tested them in any impact yet I don't know how they perform ;-).
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Review 3 for SixSixOne 2012 Riot Knee Pads
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
BP1977
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Female
It was bought:Online

This product is comfortable but tough too.

PostedSeptember 3, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons: can't wash with taking the main pad out
While knee pads are rarely the most comfortable item to wear, the SixSixOne 2012 Riot knee pads fit well and once on - are easily forgotten (until at the crucial point of necessiry that is!).
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Review 4 for SixSixOne 2012 Riot Knee Pads
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
TheBillyFish
Age:45-54
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Castleford

Protects your knees!!!

PostedJuly 2, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight
Wore these at Coed Y Brenin last week. Fit and forget mostly although they were a bit uncomfortable at first (needed breaking in??) once i had been riding an hour comletely forgot I had them on.
Didn't try the crash test on them though!!
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Review 5 for SixSixOne 2012 Riot Knee Pads
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
jeffjeff
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Comfortable for all day riding.

PostedJune 26, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight
I've only worn the pads for one weekend of XC riding, but they were comfortable and lightweight and once they were adjusted properly I didn't really notice them whilst riding. Not as bulky as other pads that I've tried on.
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Review 6 for SixSixOne 2012 Riot Knee Pads
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nazimuss
Country:Azerbaijan
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Comfortable and accurately made

PostedJune 13, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
I liked how easy it is to put on and comfortable to use. Thank God I have not had so much to fall, but I'm happy sense of security. The only downside - the manufacturer does not recommend use at temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius, but I live in Azerbaijan and in summer average temperature in the mountains and rugged terrain is about 45 degrees.
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Review 7 for SixSixOne 2012 Riot Knee Pads
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
29er
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Adequate at best and better than nothing

PostedMay 1, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Uncomfortable
I took a punt on these as a stop-gap whilst waiting for some other knee pads. However, despite being of the correct size/fit, I found that they have a tendency to slip down when out on longer rides. Perhaps this should be expected given there's only a single wide velcro closure at the top of the pads and it's not of the type that loops all the way around the opening. I also found them to be a bit hotter and less comfortable than other pads that I have used, although the neoprene did a decent enough job of soaking up sweat.
One weakness that I saw after a short period of use is that the neoprene is perforated around the point when the velcro is sewn on. This area, around the velcro closure, is subjected to a fair amount of stress and as a result some of the perforations/holes have expanded and show the early signs of fatigue.
Another weakness is that the protector inside the pads neither moulds nor wraps around the top of your knees and so does not provide good protection for the epicondyles of your femora or in other words the bumps at the end of your upper leg bones, just above your kneecaps, are not well protected.
At this price point you have to accept that you cannot expect the best comfort or durability, however, some protection is better than none and so two stars seems appropriate here.
In closing, I would recommend paying a bit more for better protection and greater comfort - How much are you knees worth?
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