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661 Announces Protection Partnership with Commencal Muc-Off 3

Big job at hand, keeping these shredders safe!

With a long history protecting riders chasing fun or battling the clock SIXSIXONE are delighted to announce a new partnership and the protection support of UCI Elite Pro Team COMMENCAL/MUC-OFF as they pursue downhill supremacy for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

The southern French team, Riding Addiction continue their long-standing relationship with COMMENCAL bikes and MUC-OFF at elite partnership level. The team have blasted their way through the downhill scene for the past few seasons leaving a wake of memorable rides, wins and podium places - thrilling fans around the world. 

SIXSIXONE will support elite riders Myriam Nicole, Amaury Pierron, and Thibaut Dapréla alongside existing junior rider Tristan Lemire and new junior Hugo Marini with protection and ride supports. The Ruffin brothers have built the Riding Addiction team around a shared passion and drive to win at the highest level. Linked by a family feel that ensures a strong team spirit makes the COMMENCAL/MUC-OFF team a deadly fast downhill outfit.

With riders chasing victory at the biggest races in the world SIXSIXONE protection products will offer the perfect combination of comfort, coverage and confidence from our complete MTB protection range. Based on a core of world renowned D3O impact technology our Evo Body Protection, Recon Advance and DBO Protection ranges are built to ride fast.

COMMENCAL / MUC-OFF riders bring dedication and passion to every event – an ideal combination to make riding history. SIXSIXONE are excited to be a part of that future.  Ride fast team, Ride 661. 

Speaking on the new partnership team manager Thibaut Ruffin shared; "The whole team is delighted to be onboard with SIXSIXONE for the coming seasons! The riders grew up watching the legends of the sport wearing the iconic knee pads some years ago and they feel privileged to be able to bring SIXSIXONE back where it belongs. It didn't take long before the quality and comfort of the new Recon knee pads and EVO jackets and shorts seduced them. As a team working with a protective gears brand, it's a priority to have the riders feeling comfy and safe while they're pushing their limits to bring us some wins. SIXSIXONE is back and we all can't wait for the World Cup season to start in a few weeks!" 

“SIXSIXONE have been absent from Elite World Cup Downhill scene for a few seasons, and we’re very lucky to have some of the sport’s best riders flying the flag for SIXSIXONE this year and next. It’s not just the fact that the brand will very likely be part of a regular podium team, it’s the feedback and input of incredibly experienced and talented riders being input into our product development programme, that excites me too.” - SIXSIXONE Brand Director Andrew Gowan.


Established in Valencia, Southern California in 1999 SIXSIXONE is one of the original MTB protection companies and holds strong ties with a global community of dedicated riders. For over 20 years, SIXSIXONE has produced some of the most iconic and respected pieces of MTB protection. SIXSIXONE have used support and feedback from some of the most successful and influential athletes in the sport to develop a no-compromise, head-to-toe range of protection that delivers on the brand promise – providing exceptional quality protection, using market leading proven tech at a value packed price point.

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