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Old 06-01-03, 10:07 PM   #1
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Helmet?

What do u think is the best helmet? thanks alot
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One that fits you head...

BTW I am not being sarcastic. Helmets are a personal thing. Go try a few on.
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I like the way Giro's fit, but I just wanted some feedback. Should have asked something more along the lines of which helmet people think is the most durable. Thanks for the quick reply
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Honestly they all meet the certain safety standards I don't remember the name of the safety standard off-hand. Most durable is probably a full face helmut but, they are not suitable for all riding.
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The cheapest that doesn't have G.I. Joe or feel like my head is beeing eaten by a big white blob.

I just can't bring myself to spend 80 bucks on a piece of cast styrofoam...
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The cheapest that doesn't have G.I. Joe or feel like my head is beeing eaten by a big white blob.

I just can't bring myself to spend 80 bucks on a piece of cast styrofoam...

Plus the way you ride it'll be busted in half in no time!


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My helmet is the best!!!



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Old 06-02-03, 06:23 AM   #9
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Troy Lee Designs Carbon D2, heck, it's only around $400.

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You mean these ones?



I took this photo at a lbs,... now I just need the cash!

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Yep, but the Carbon model, not the fiberglass one!

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.asp?number=23202

Only $369! What a Bargain!

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$369, I'm guessing that American too eh?

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Yeah, what's that CND? About $500?

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More like $1000!!!!

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Ouch!

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thanks for the replies everyone
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US$369 is about CAD$520.

The ol' loonie is creeping up!
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I've destroyed 3 helmets, two on the bike and one on an old IT 175. Let me assure you that you're far better off spending money up front on a good helmet, than spending it on a deductable for insurance.
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A helmet is also a lot cheaper than fixing a crushed skull... well, not here in Ontario because OHIP pays for it.. but ummm, you get the point!

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Well thanks alot for the replies and good info
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I've destroyed 3 helmets, two on the bike and one on an old IT 175. Let me assure you that you're far better off spending money up front on a good helmet, than spending it on a deductable for insurance.
When it comes to cross-country helmets a $40 is going to protect you every bit as well as the $150 one by the same company. The difference between them isn't protection, its styling.

This is of course not true with the full-faced helmets these guys are talking about. I definately wouldn't mind spending the extra bucks on a good full faced. They're not designed to crumble when you hit them. In that case, its an investment.
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I like the way Giro's fit, but I just wanted some feedback. Should have asked something more along the lines of which helmet people think is the most durable. Thanks for the quick reply
Giro's are great helmets overall - at least they fit well for me. As far as durable goes...well, I hope I don't have to find out anytime soon. As soon as any helmet is involved in an impact, it has to be replaced but all helmets on the market have to meet basic standards.

When you pay more, you tend to get more features - i.e. lighter, more vents, more stylish, more specialized.

I just got the new Giro Havoc a couple of months ago and I love it ! Very light and VERY well ventilated !

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The cheapest that doesn't have G.I. Joe or feel like my head is beeing eaten by a big white blob.

I just can't bring myself to spend 80 bucks on a piece of cast styrofoam...
Yeah...sounds like alot of money but how much is your head/brain worth to you ?
I am not sure what kind of riding you do but I guess it doesn't matter.

I spent $110.00 CDN on my Giro helmet and had no problem doing so. I know that this can be alot of money but I cycle about 3-4 hours a day and I wanted something light and very well ventilated so I wouldn't be overheating. It was well worth the money but it did kind of eat up my bank account !

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Hey Justen, I've got a Havoc as well. I got the Black/Silver/Yellow one.

I've also got a Bell Rhythm Pro that is my full faced helmet. Good protection, but heavy and few air vents. Although I paid around $40 USD for it on sale.

I've had a bunch of helmets, some cheap, some not so cheap. The more expensive, the more vents, the lighter they are, but all protect about the same.

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i was thinking on getting the giro xens, anyone tryed them? or the e2?
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