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    Best Helmet ~$50 online?

    I went to my LBS and tried on a Bell Influx. The medium was totally comfy, and $65. Just because I like to at least check, I came home and checked online. Nashbar has one a couple years old version(exact same helmet) for $32. Now I like to support my LBS and get parts from them fairly often, but even with shipping that's paying an extra $25 for the same helmet. I'm young and poor. So now I'm going to just go online and get the best helmet I can for ~$50.

    My main concern is comfort, then ventilation.
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    Right now I'm looking at the Bell Delirium or maybe the Fox Flux.
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    Giro Feature. Just got mine off of amazon for a bit over 60 with free shipping. Best helmet I've had to date and I've had a few including the POC Trabec Race, Urge Enduromatic, Giro Hex, 661 Recon, etc. Fits snug to the head, the inner retention system is great, has nice coverage around the back of the head, good airflow and looks awesome. This helmet rocks!

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    ^Checking it out now. I could skip some beer for a week and swing $60 for the right helmet.
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    80s Cierra Professional 5000, Tange Champion 2 and Shimano 600
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    Check out the Giro Xar at Jensonusa.com for $72(45% off, free shipping)...http://www.jensonusa.com/Odds-and-En...-Xar-Helmet-11 - I saw this earlier and thought about grabbing one.

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    Can't go quite that high on price. I should really get a helmet now and $72 means I wouldn't really be able to get it for a month or so. I'm on a pretty tight budget.
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    80s Cierra Professional 5000, Tange Champion 2 and Shimano 600
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    Oh yeah, sure, what if everyone thought that way? Then internet forums would merely be places where rational people exchange useful information and ideas - instead of the chaotic, emotionally-charged circuses that they are.

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    The Influx/Delirium (basically same helmet, tiny differences) is a good helmet, had an Influx for a couple years; it was comfy, just a tad heavy. What I couldn't figure out, after getting the Bell Slant (which, by websites, is nearly the same weight), felt so much lighter!

    Either would be a good choice, and both were, at my last look, in your price range.

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    I like Bluesky. Just ordered a couple pair of Fox shorts this afternoon. The Fox Flux helmet is inviting.
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    Yeah. Bluesky is good stuff. Prompt shipping too. I got the fork on my bike from them for, like, 55% off because it was the previous model year. The model didn't change at all that year, and it still has the same warranty because I bought it new. Sounds good to me! Several good deals to be had there and I always check them out now when I'm looking for new parts.
    90 Miyata 914 with full Dura-Ace
    74 Ellis-Briggs, full butted 531
    80s Cierra Professional 5000, Tange Champion 2 and Shimano 600
    2011 New Belgium Cruiser
    Fetish Cycles "Discipline" built up with DJ2 fork and Shimano XTR, LX, Avid BB7.

    Quote Originally Posted by scyclops View Post
    Oh yeah, sure, what if everyone thought that way? Then internet forums would merely be places where rational people exchange useful information and ideas - instead of the chaotic, emotionally-charged circuses that they are.

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    Bell furio 260gms/$55 from rei, I found mine for $45
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