Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Taylorsville Utah
Bikes: Long Haul Trucker
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I had a helmet experience that may be of help, Nephew comes home one night(Lived with us) and he got this raging hot deal on a helmet @Kmart,, He got me one too. Well, it fits nice.
But not being sold on the $69 at the bike store, I begged my LBS to explain whats the difference, unable to do so he said "Buy it, try it, if you don't see the difference I will give your money back" ....
Well I tried it, way cooler(Temp wise) Lighter, half the weight, both Bell.....I will say they tied for fit.
So I use the Kmart Bell for winter, it is warmer,,,,
things I can see different,,,, The $69 one has the outer shell bonded to the inner, it has way bigger cooling vents, and it has a knob to adjust the head band. They both say BELL on them. Yes the good one is worth $50 more.