Six Six One Rage Knee Guard $49.95
Good for riding and good for wrecking, the ultralight Six Six One Rage Knee Guard works equally well pedaling or during an impact. That's something not all knee guards can claim, and it's due to Six Six One's extensive armor expertise.
To start with, Six Six One uses a stretch mesh back and perforated neoprene to allow freedom of movement without annoying bunching -- it also permits cooling air to flow. The Rage Knee Guard is pre-curved and stays in place with hook-and-loop closures to prevent migration. For impact protection, EVA foam sides keep your pedaling smooth and uninterrupted.
And for the kneecap, a hard plastic and internal softcap provide a solid defense against injury. Finally, Six Six One's Rage has a stretch Kevlar outer for durability. The Six Six One Rage Knee Guard comes in one color and sizes Small through X-Large.
|US Shoe Size||6-8||8-10||10-12|
|Open-Face Helmets/Hats (Recon)|
|Full-Face Helmets (Evo,Evo Carbon)|
|Elbow Pads (Rage, Riot, Rhythm, Comp, DJ)|
|Knee Pads (Evo, Rage, Rampage, Riot, Rhythm, Comp, DJ)|
|Body Armor (Pressure Suits, Core Saver, Air Vest)|
(73.7 - 81.3cm)
(88.9 - 101.6cm)
(104.1 - 116.8cm)
(121.9 - 127.0cm)
(58.4 - 68.6cm)
(68.6 - 78.7cm)
(78.7 - 88.9cm)
(106.7 - 111.8cm)
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Natural Waist:
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
- Measure around the fullest part of your thigh above your knee.
- Measure around the fullest part of your calf.
- Measure around the fullest part of your bicep above your elbow.
- Measure around the fullest part of your forearm below your elbow.
- Head Circumference:
- Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.
- Measure around your hand at the widest point excluding the thumb.
Reviews & Community
Soft v. hard shell
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Background: My first pair of knee guards were 661 Kyle Straight knee guards, which were great--so of course 661 discontinued them. When my Kyle Straights wore out, I bought a pair of Rage knee guards, which supposedly had a plastic insert for knee protection, but I could not detect it, so they seemed like they offered less protection than the Kyle Straights. I used the Rage guards until the velcro wore out, and they protected my knees perfectly in several crashes.
To the present: I ordered the soft version of the Rage knee pads shown here, but when I rapped my knuckles on the front of my knee, it hurt a little(unlike my worn out Rage knee guards). So I decided to order the hard shell version for comparison. I performed the same knuckle rapping test on the front of my knee, and the hard shell version offered the protection I was looking for. Does the hard shell version have any drawbacks? I could tell no difference between the two versions by looking at them, nor could I tell any difference in weight when holding them--they both felt really light. While wearing the guards and flexing my knee to simulate pedaling, I could tell no difference between the two versions. As a result, I was left wondering why anyone would order the soft shell version. I returned the soft shell version.
I've been on three rides with the Rage guards, and I haven't noticed that I am giving something up in the pedaling department, so unless you can't afford $10 more for the hard shell version, I see no reason to buy the soft shell version.
I can't give these guards 5 stars (yet)because the velcro wore out on my last pair of Rage knee guards, and the guards still had plenty of life left in them. I haven't experienced an crashes yet while wearing my new Rage hard shell guards, so the 4 stars is based on my previous pair of Rage knee guards.