I'm not a big fan of the Deviant. It feels like an XC helmet trying to be a DH helmet. I have a TLD D2 Carbon and IMO, it's a much better helmet. The Remedy is more similar to the D2, it just didn't fit my head as well as the D2 did.
Why not get the carbon though? Price? If not then go for it, it offers jsut as much protection.
Hey - thanks for the links and advice. I'll call up those guys and see if they'll ship it. I guess Specialized has something about selling stuff online? I've noticed the same thing with their seats. They prefer you to work with the store. Fair enough.
I'll check out other helmets and no, I haven't tried one yet. I guess reading the reviews about how light it is was something appealing to me since my mountain riding can be really mixed. But I'll check out Fox, and Giro and the TLD mentioned.
Yeah, carbon is a bit on the pricey side for me. But maybe I'll sell some other stuff to justify it.