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Old 01-30-05, 11:30 PM   #1
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need a helmet

i need to buy a helmet, where should i start ?
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Old 01-30-05, 11:33 PM   #2
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something to put in it?
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Old 01-30-05, 11:43 PM   #3
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Your lbs and trying them on.
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Your lbs and trying them on.
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Old 01-31-05, 01:11 AM   #5
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helmets? what do you wimps need those for? just kidding.....everyone else has said enough
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Your lbs and trying them on.
yep. go to your local shops, find one that fits/is comfortable. buy it. wear it.

pricewise, more $$$$$$ doesn't neccesarily = better protection. so long as they all meet the same testing standards, a helmet is a helmet is a helmet. but more $$$$$ helmets tend to fit better, vent better, and be more comfortable.

the main differences will be fit/sizing/comfort/ventilation.

most i've spent on a helmet was around $100.
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If you try on a Giro Xen and like it, theyre going for $80 online somewhere....forget the store, just search.
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If you try on a Giro Xen and like it, theyre going for $80 online somewhere....forget the store, just search.
If you're gonna try it on and take advanteage of their store front, I think it's only fair to buy it there.
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The best way to test a helmet at the store is to just run head first into the wall. Trust me, the sales reps there won't care.

If you take my advice and try doing that, then please post on here what happened. LOL
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xc,dh or dj style helmet???
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I agree about supporting the LBS if you use them to try on products. However, if their price is unreasonable, which is often is, then go online. Many times an LBS will charge twice as much as an online retailer. In those cases I just can't support the LBS.
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I like Pro-Tek bmx helmets. Check the line out if you can.

Loaf helmets are good, I think smash-shell are better. The have a bit more side\ back lower protection also.

Mine came with a second cloth\foam liner, washable.
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Im sorry but im not paying $150 for a helmet when I can get it online for $80.
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it depend what kinda helmet you want the giro xen is a nice helmet. but it depends what you want it for, i have a giro madmax II for all my Freeride/DH rideing
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