SIXSIXONE Recon Knee Pad with Exclusive XRD® Impact Protection Design
A Trail and All-Mountain Specific Knee Pad
A global trend over the past two years has seen mountain bike riders going for longer rides on more technical, challenging terrain - riding on what can be called “mid travel” bikes – allowing riders to climb up and descend anywhere. What’s more, mountain bikers are riding longer on more technical terrain using smaller travel bikes. These growing trends
carry increased risks of injury and require additional protection that doesn’t comprise bulky or heavy padding.
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SIXSIXONE and XRD Team UpThus SIXSIXONE and XRD teamed up to develop a new product that incorporated the advanced XRD Protection technology with SIXSIXONE’s mountain biking expertise and close relationships with top riders. The Recon Knee Pad is specifically designed for trail and all-mountain riding, offers protection in key impact zones and provides excellent freedom of movement so you can pedal, descend and ride all day in comfort.
XRD® Impact Protection XRD® Impact Protection is a revolutionary impact foam that provides unrivaled repeated impact protection, while being thin, flexible and comfortable. The reactive molecules of XRD Technology allow the material to be soft to the touch yet instantly firms upon impact to form a comfortable, protective shell around the wearer. Additionally, XRD Technology is engineered to allow for unique designs that support athletes’ specific uses and promotes a protective, yet unrestricting fit.
FeaturesOther features on the Recon Knee Pad include an open mesh backing to promote airflow and a back of knee cut-out to reduce chafing. Internal silicon printing on the top and bottom elastic, an elestic strap over the calf and SIXSIXONE’s own PADLOCK connection system are used to ensure the pads stay in place.
TestingTo test the new Recon Knee Pad, SIXSIXONE turned to their top rider from the Lapierre Gravity Enduro team and 10 times downhill World Champion: Nicolas Vouilloz. Nicolas tested the Recon Knee Pad during the Enduro World Series and his feedback confirmed the key points trail and all-mountain riders are looking for in a knee pad: a lightweight, durable and repeated impact protection pad that allows you to ride all day in comfort.