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Old 04-26-12, 04:42 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-26-12, 05:00 PM   #2
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Right now I'm looking at the Bell Delirium or maybe the Fox Flux.
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Old 04-26-12, 05:23 PM   #3
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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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Old 04-26-12, 05:40 PM   #4
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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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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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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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Old 04-27-12, 02:14 AM   #9
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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.
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Bell furio 260gms/$55 from rei, I found mine for $45
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