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Old 07-09-06, 05:57 PM   #1
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Cracked another helmet

Fell pretty good today, got the gravel rash to show for it. But i cracked another helmet, not as badly as the previous a month ago...but a cracked helmet is still useless. Im happy my XC helmet saved my head again....but i need something that doesnt crack as easily.

Im going to get a skate type helmet with a hard shell. My shop has the bell factions but they aren't really what im looking for, too bulky.

Wondered if any of you FR or DJ guys had some good recommendations in terms of brand/model. Im not asking about fit, im just looking for a skate type helmet not as bulky as the bells at my shop.

As always, many thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 07-09-06, 06:18 PM   #2
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Thoughts on the 661 Mullet helmet?

http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/HE1030
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Old 07-09-06, 06:21 PM   #3
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for XC? i think you should chance it and get one more high air flow helmet. you couldn't possibly wipe out and destroy a 3rd one quickly
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Hate to sound like an ass or whatever... but have you ever considered a full face helmet? They are not as bad for XC as some pose them to be, my Azonic T-55 is pretty well ventilated, its light and its not nearly as tight as other full face helmets, I use it for XC and I would not like any other helmet better and the extra protection is great.
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my solution, dont fall
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Mace makes a lot of nice helmets.
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agreed, they saved my head at least four times (one was straight into a tree )
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Thoughts on the 661 Mullet helmet?

http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/HE1030
Heavens no, don't get that thing if you're looking to avoid bulk. Look into skate helmets like the Pro-Tec Ace.

I used to have a 661 Mullet, that thing was huge - it's a bike helmet, so it's got all that styrofoam cooler material inside. Therefore, one hard shot, and it's toast also, although the shell is thicker than an XC helmet.

Skate helmets can take mulitiple shots, but they're also designed to a different standard of protection.

Oh, and they're all unbelievably hot. Be advised.
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even if you can't see any cracks on a helmet, if you fall on it you should get it replaced.
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Im no Sam Hill so im not at high speed (which im assuming the bike specific helmets are designed to protect against). Would you advise against using a skate helmet?
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Look for the Pro-tec Ace Dig. It's a sweet helmet, light weight and has proven it self to me countless times.
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I have the Ace also.
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What about the Specialized Deuce?
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http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/CLHEBMX/HE1029 - Dirt Lid

And what is the Ace Helmet with the visor, I can't find it anywhere.
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I'd look pro-tec if you were getting a skate style lid. What exactly is the riding style you need this helet for? I am thinking you are doing light Freeride/DH? If so a full face isn't too bad an idea, you will become faster with practice and want to upgrade. For a full face I'd look, Giro Mad Max II, Tory Lee D2 etc.
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http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/CLHEBMX/HE1029 - Dirt Lid

And what is the Ace Helmet with the visor, I can't find it anywhere.
The Ace Dig.
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I'd look pro-tec if you were getting a skate style lid. What exactly is the riding style you need this helet for? I am thinking you are doing light Freeride/DH? If so a full face isn't too bad an idea, you will become faster with practice and want to upgrade. For a full face I'd look, Giro Mad Max II, Tory Lee D2 etc.
I ride XC pretty much, but not afraid to put the bike in the air. Just sick of buying a new helmet everytime i come off. Im going to give the pro-tec a go, thanks for the tip guys.
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