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Old 10-21-06, 10:58 PM   #1
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need a good helmet!

What do you all suggest as the best helmet for MTB riding?
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Old 10-21-06, 11:02 PM   #2
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My favorite is my Giro Xen
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What are you going for, XC, Skid Lid, Full face?
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Old 10-22-06, 01:16 AM   #4
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skid lid?
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bmx/skate helmet.
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Old 10-22-06, 05:41 AM   #6
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Old 10-22-06, 06:14 AM   #7
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I must say I like my Bell Sweep R very very much. The helmet is much cooler than my old Bell Influx, the air ducts work wonders to keep air flowing over the top of your head. Plus it is very compact, this is very important if your like me and have a head that's too big for your body!
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Old 10-22-06, 06:15 AM   #8
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I just got Giro XEN and I love it. The reason: I have never had a helmet fit so well. This could mean nothing to you though. Buy the one that fits the best. I do appreciate the extra rear protection as well as Temple protection the Xen offers.
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+1 For the Giro Xen, a great helmet!
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Pretty much all helmets offer the same protection - given thier purpose. Find one that fits your head & your price range. The rest is just "cool" factor; the more vents, the cooler your head will be & the more you will pay, and the "cooler" you will look.
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I use my road bike helmet above 50F and a Troy Lee Designs D2 Composite under 50.
http://catalog.troyleedesigns.com/ca...?cPath=439_440
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They are very nice helmets, but they expensive.

I want one.
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thanks for all the suggestions!
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Specialized Air 8 I've got. Quite cheap but still, it's light but I've not yet fallen on it. Touch Wood.
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Hey I got that helmet, it rocks, 661 rules.
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Right now i have a Schwinn helmet i got for $14 from walmart 2 years ago, works great, fits well, adjustable size knob adjusts easily to whether i'm wearing a beanie hat, hoodie, or nothing. also it never comes unadjusted on its own (i've heard some helmets don't stay snug). I'm thinking of getting something like the skid lid for winter because of the fewer vents, and maybe keeping it through the summer as fewer vents would mean fewer bees and spiders getting in there. but i'd say try on a few helmets and find one that fits well, then just juggle between cost and looks.
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If you frequently fall on your head like me, a skate helmet will last longer.
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If you frequently fall on your head like me, a skate helmet will last longer.
I really do like the skate helmets(skid lids) and was leaning towards one,especially since it's getting cold, but I also like light weight. Anyways, found a deal on a NIB 05 Giro Xen for $40(just in the wrong color, which I can paint)...does this sound like a good deal?
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$40 is a great deal. I think I paid $49, when the LBS's wanted $145. (Cdn) Mine is a Copper colour.
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$40 is a great deal. I think I paid $49, when the LBS's wanted $145. (Cdn) Mine is a Copper colour.
Yes, this ones in a copper/bronze color also...I guess those don't sell on the shelf too well...oh, well, their loss, my gain!
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the fox flux looks cool. i want to wait til it hits the shelves to try on.
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