• 06-25-2009
    ECU_Pirate18
    Ordering a New Full Face Helmet. Any Input on This Helmet?
    My starting Full Face is wearing out on me so I Just ordered the SixSixOne Strike to go with the rest of the attire I ordered tonight... Anyone heard much about this helmet?

    661 Strike Helmet



    My camelbak and gloves were wearing down too so I'm getting all of this too. Whatcha think?

  • 06-25-2009
    fixbikeguy
    I'd pass on the 661 gloves. I've gone through a couple of pairs of those really quick. They're nice and cheap, feel good on your hands, but wear out fast. The other stuff looks rad.
  • 06-25-2009
    One_Speed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fixbikeguy
    I'd pass on the 661 gloves. I've gone through a couple of pairs of those really quick. They're nice and cheap, feel good on your hands, but wear out fast. The other stuff looks rad.

    +1 on no 661 gloves. fastest set I ever wore through are 661
  • 06-25-2009
    brillantesdv
    there is such a thing as color coordinating TOO much
  • 06-25-2009
    juanbeegas
    The Strike is a nice budget helmet, but it does tend to heat up quite a bit. Other than that, it's not bad for the price you pay.
  • 06-25-2009
    006_007
    Martha Stewart would be happy with all that coordination
  • 06-25-2009
    juanbeegas
    Seriously, what's it to you guys if the OP wants to colour coordinate? You guys can't be bothered with how you look and end up looking like crap next to the guys that do and now you're feeling a little low on self esteem, so you come on an anonymous forum and make fun of them?
  • 06-26-2009
    brillantesdv
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by juanbeegas
    Seriously, what's it to you guys if the OP wants to colour coordinate? You guys can't be bothered with how you look and end up looking like crap next to the guys that do and now you're feeling a little low on self esteem, so you come on an anonymous forum and make fun of them?

    the OP asked us what we thought...we simply gave our opinion.
    what? we're suppose to like everything some one posts?
  • 06-26-2009
    juanbeegas
    No, you're right. I shouldn't have bothered.
  • 06-26-2009
    ECU_Pirate18
    I like it so I guess that is all that matters. lol. No harm on the input guys, thanks. Definitely will end up ordering new gloves after the 661 gloves wear out, hopefully they will last me thru August.
  • 06-26-2009
    bxxer rider
    im loving my royal pro gloves, and it comes in a blue/white :thumbsup:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=30891
  • 06-26-2009
    ECU_Pirate18
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bxxer rider
    im loving my royal pro gloves, and it comes in a blue/white :thumbsup:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=30891

    Thanks man, those are pretty nice.
  • 06-26-2009
    Cantil3v3r
    In terms of the helmet I hav the Azonic Fury helmet, which is actually the same helmet as the Strike but different design. It is actually the only helmet that fit me very well and I tried TLD, THE, Fox, other 661, basically as many as I could find. Overall the helmet itself is a little wide compared to others but I love mine. I am glad it has the D rings, its incredibly comfortable for me, and I don't think its too hot. If it fits your noggin then go with it. Overall the designs go together well and you can always mix it up and throw in a black jersey which will match just as well with the rest of your kit. Good luck :thumbsup:
  • 06-26-2009
    mountain_bomber156
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECU_Pirate18
    My starting Full Face is wearing out on me so I Just ordered the SixSixOne Strike to go with the rest of the attire I ordered tonight... Anyone heard much about this helmet?

    661 Strike Helmet



    My camelbak and gloves were wearing down too so I'm getting all of this too. Whatcha think?


    Nice! You can't go wrong with Dakine, and 661 is a great brand. Good choice!
  • 06-26-2009
    Prettym1k3
    Love the new Royal Pro gloves. They're amazing.

    Just enough padding. Not too much, not too little.
  • 06-26-2009
    NorKal
    I have a Strike and it seems to run small. My Large is a little tight. It was also too hot until I cut the liner at all the vent openings, now it's better. Not a bad helmet for the price. Pretty light too.
  • 06-26-2009
    Iceman2058
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Love the new Royal Pro gloves. They're amazing.

    Just enough padding. Not too much, not too little.

    Damn. I'm already a full-on Royal-whore, been trying to come up with a reason NOT to buy the new Pro gloves, y'all are making that TOUGH... :mad:

    :)
  • 06-27-2009
    charlesparps
    Ditto on the 661- nice looks, poor quality, lasted me 10 days until the first hole, 2 months and they were rags
  • 06-27-2009
    Dr Phil mmkay
    Flight
    Shoulda got one of these instead:
    ;)


    Yeah, 661 gloves wear faster than most other gloves, but I love'em nonetheless. The level of comfort and looks are top notch! Plus, everyone and their mothers are 'sponsored' by 661 (myself included) so it's not like they're that expensive to replace.
  • 06-27-2009
    Dr Phil mmkay
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by charlesparps
    Ditto on the 661- nice looks, poor quality, lasted me 10 days until the first hole, 2 months and they were rags

    You death grip those bars or what, dude?:skep: Might be a defect? I really can't see how you managed to put a hole into the glove in less than 2 weeks. I've been running a set of 661 CK1 gloves for almost 2 seasons now and they're finally starting to rip at the palms (because I also run a wrist brace that has a metallic guard that ate through the gloves). My new Raji have done fine this season including 3 races (one of them stupid muddy), a handful of shuttle days and one weekend at Diablo (with a pretty bad wipeout).
  • 06-27-2009
    kenbentit
    I've had the same results with 661 gloves, mainly due to my finger length (long). The Royal Air's are my new favorites, nice fit and they've held up quite well (also very inexpensive). Also can't go wrong with the Dakine pack...
  • 06-28-2009
    mountain_bomber156
    Are you guys serious? I've had a pair of 661 Raji's for three years and they're only starting to wear now because I took a nasty spill on my local DH course two weeks ago. I don't get it.
  • 06-28-2009
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by juanbeegas
    Seriously, what's it to you guys if the OP wants to colour coordinate? You guys can't be bothered with how you look and end up looking like crap next to the guys that do and now you're feeling a little low on self esteem, so you come on an anonymous forum and make fun of them?


    Yes.
  • 06-28-2009
    ECU_Pirate18
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 006_007
    Yes.

    You mad I'm styling on you?
  • 06-28-2009
    mountain_bomber156
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 006_007
    Yes.

    WTF? Color coordinating isn't a crime, and that's a personal choice. I, personally, can't stand to have more than two colors at a time on a bike, and can't stand seeing people who run different tires front and rear. That's just me. If he wants to do that, nobody here can stop him (unless electric blue is suddenly radioactive.)
  • 06-28-2009
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECU_Pirate18
    You mad I'm styling on you?


    Very upset. Just like Captain Furious

  • 06-28-2009
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mountain_bomber156
    WTF? Color coordinating isn't a crime, and that's a personal choice. I, personally, can't stand to have more than two colors at a time on a bike, and can't stand seeing people who run different tires front and rear. That's just me. If he wants to do that, nobody here can stop him (unless electric blue is suddenly radioactive.)


    You and M.C. :

  • 06-28-2009
    ECU_Pirate18
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 006_007
    You and M.C. :


    1) The blue doesn't match my bike at all, I have a specialized pitch comp brown.
    2) I don't wear matching shorts, just wear black biking shorts or cargo shorts.
    3) You must be pretty jealous to be staying in this thread as long as you have been bashing on me for my choice in mtb gear. You mad?
  • 06-28-2009
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECU_Pirate18
    1) The blue doesn't match my bike at all, I have a specialized pitch comp brown.
    2) I don't wear matching shorts, just wear black biking shorts or cargo shorts.
    3) You must be pretty jealous to be staying in this thread as long as you have been bashing on me for my choice in mtb gear. You mad?


    You must be looking for acceptance - I am flattered that you value my opinion so much.

    Here is the deal - Time to go ride - get your matching outfit and get it dirty. Then it really doesnt matter.
  • 06-28-2009
    mountain_bomber156
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECU_Pirate18
    You must be pretty jealous to be staying in this thread as long as you have been bashing on me for my choice in mtb gear. You mad?

    Really, though. There is an uncomfortable number of people on this site (not going to name names, yet) that feel like they have to bend everyone's opinion to match their own. I HATE those people. If you want to wear f'ing blue clothes, who's goddamn business is that but yours? People really shouldn't have to thrash on you because you wear clothes (that by the way look nice.)
    If people like that (the bendy opinion ones) had their way, everyone would be riding the same bike and wearing the same clothes (or all be naked) and it would look alot like Cuba. Lighten up, people.
  • 06-28-2009
    ECU_Pirate18
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mountain_bomber156
    Really, though. There is an uncomfortable number of people on this site (not going to name names, yet) that feel like they have to bend everyone's opinion to match their own. I HATE those people. If you want to wear f'ing blue clothes, who's goddamn business is that but yours? People really shouldn't have to thrash on you because you wear clothes (that by the way look nice.)
    If people like that (the bendy opinion ones) had their way, everyone would be riding the same bike and wearing the same clothes (or all be naked) and it would look alot like Cuba. Lighten up, people.

    Thanks bomber, nicely said. I like what I have chosen :D As long as I like it thats all that should matter
  • 06-28-2009
    Dr Phil mmkay
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECU_Pirate18
    Thanks bomber, nicely said. I like what I have chosen :D As long as I like it thats all that should matter

    Says the guy who started this thread.:rolleyes: ;)
  • 06-28-2009
    ridefreeride
    Dakine cross x is pretty nice also the O'neal element but gloves are personal prefrance
  • 06-28-2009
    $ally Hu$tle
    I like how you ask for feedback on the helmet AFTER you order it. Okay...
  • 06-28-2009
    suicidebomber
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mountain_bomber156
    Are you guys serious? I've had a pair of 661 Raji's for three years and they're only starting to wear now because I took a nasty spill on my local DH course two weeks ago. I don't get it.

    Same as him, I have Rajis for six months now. My other pairs of gloves fell apart after the same time period! And I use them everyday!

    And my first true damage to it was when I crashed yesterday (small tear on the left hand glove).

    And the 661 Strike is the same as the Azonic Fury and the discontinued Axo Rocker.
  • 06-28-2009
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
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    do any colors you want
  • 06-29-2009
    cikman22jp
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECU_Pirate18
    My starting Full Face is wearing out on me so I Just ordered the SixSixOne Strike to go with the rest of the attire I ordered tonight... Anyone heard much about this helmet?

    661 Strike Helmet

    My camelbak and gloves were wearing down too so I'm getting all of this too. Whatcha think?


    661 gloves just wear too fast. I'm not so sure for other riding style, but for XC & AM , we ride in rainy & shiny day, muddy & dusty terrain..the riding will be for long-long 4 to 6 hours. probabily human sweat cause the problem.. only for glove , i would choose TLD.:thumbsup:
  • 06-29-2009
    mountain_bomber156
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    do any colors you want

    And I thought the Specialized guy looked like a douche...
  • 06-29-2009
    mountain_bomber156
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dr Phil mmkay
    Says the guy who started this thread.:rolleyes: ;)

    Everyone has their bad days (can it) :D
  • 06-29-2009
    atomicAdam
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECU_Pirate18
    My starting Full Face is wearing out on me so I Just ordered the SixSixOne Strike to go with the rest of the attire I ordered tonight... Anyone heard much about this helmet?

    661 Strike Helmet



    My camelbak and gloves were wearing down too so I'm getting all of this too. Whatcha think?



    The helmet is a good helmet for the price. If i'm not mistaken it is basically the same as the Azonic Fury. Comfy helmet, but has a lot of foam along with the inner padded liner and clothe mesh material over the vents. This all leads to less than ideal venting. If you ride/live in a pretty warm area and you know you are sensitive to the heat, than you might want to try something else. If that isn't something your worried about, than get the helmet. It is comfy and works just fine. Oh, and with all the foam and thick padded liner, the helmet does a good job at fitting a lot of different head forms.
  • 06-29-2009
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mountain_bomber156
    And I thought the Specialized guy looked like a douche...

    I cant believe you called Mario Cipollini a douche........ :eek:
  • 06-29-2009
    mountain_bomber156
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 006_007
    I cant believe you called Mario Cipollini a douche........ :eek:

    :skep: