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    summer vacation since '85 stendhalian's Avatar
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    Helmet...not a debate but feel free!

    My new job here in Vancouver requires me to wear a certified bike helmet to keep all the crazed drivers' high insurance rates down in this beautiful town...

    any suggestions? prices vs. aesthetics?

    thanks in advance...

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    I'm pretty happy with my Cratoni Ceron...


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    Dismount Run Remount etc. 12XU's Avatar
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    Certified bike helmet? You mean my bisected milk jug won't work? Oh wait, you Canucks have bagged milk anyway..

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    Dismount Run Remount etc. 12XU's Avatar
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    Real answer:

    Trek Anthem C Elite

    A completely badass helmet that is esentially a clone of the Giro Atmos at less than half the price...

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    summer vacation since '85 stendhalian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    Certified bike helmet? You mean my bisected milk jug won't work? Oh wait, you Canucks have bagged milk anyway..
    oh, bagged milk...memories of my childhood! cutting them with scissors and makign a mess was always mad fun.

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    who're you working for stendhalian? i need to find a job when i get back to vancouver and i can't think of much better than sitting on my bike all day.

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    Their second album is a classic!

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    summer vacation since '85 stendhalian's Avatar
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    novex just hired me...they are on a hiring spree right now. i just had to ride out to the office in richmond
    (i just got back from a month of riding in london and i have to say riding here again is ****ing scary...18 wheelers and dumptrucks everywhere!) this morning and rode back to town with a job that starts monday...stoked!

    edit: PS. thanks to Mr. White for the tip!

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    summer vacation since '85 stendhalian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    Their second album is a classic!
    helmet...aren't they harbingers of "new metal" ? never heard'em!

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    Congrats! Don't spend it all in one place.

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    I rock a Specialized Decibel. Got it on sale and it is the single most well-fitting, comfortable, and well-ventilated helmet I've ever had. Also looks cool as hell.

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    go for one of these. things look funny as hell with the visor.


    thanks for the novex tip, btw. they got you riding in the city, right? i can't imagine messengers are needed in richmond.

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    summer vacation since '85 stendhalian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaska
    go for one of these. things look funny as hell with the visor.


    thanks for the novex tip, btw. they got you riding in the city, right? i can't imagine messengers are needed in richmond.
    yeah, just in the city and a bit on the southside...

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    i always feel free----thats why i go commando every day

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    Giro transit is a good cheapie that doesn't weigh much. Fits bigger heads better, tho. As for looks, I'll say a modified version of the same thing I say when people ***** about rock climbing helmets looking goofy: you're wearing board-soled velcro soccer cleats, your pants are rolled up to your knees and your socks or shins are covered in grease, you're wearing the oldest, most battered clothes you own, fingerless gloves that smell like a jock strap, a chain around your waist, and eyewear most people associate with metal workers or skydivers, and you think what's on your head is going to make you look goofy?

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    summer vacation since '85 stendhalian's Avatar
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    yes...i think helmets look goofy...and i'm ok about looking goofy...and the giro sounds like a good bet as some say i got a big head.

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    I think Im going to get a flat black skater / BMX
    lid and put real scary skull heads and F-U stickers all
    over it like ruff tuff HD do0dz do and see if I get treated
    with anymore respect on my commutes. The Bell I wear
    now screams Napolean Dynamite

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    summer vacation since '85 stendhalian's Avatar
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    ....woa.

    edit: i'm not looking for a skater helmet...i wore those for too many years...riding the vertical U-pipes.

    i want ventilation and lightness so it barely feels like i'm wearing one.

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    I use a Protec classic because I'm too cheap to buy a cycling-specific helmet.
    http://www.pro-tec.net/classicBMX.html

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    i rock the catlike Kompact

    by far the best helmet i have ever owned

    and youll make all the americans jealous because they cant get them but the canadians can

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    summer vacation since '85 stendhalian's Avatar
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    http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg....dsports_1881_0

    i thought this was the classic style...

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    Quote Originally Posted by napalmandroses
    i rock the catlike Kompact

    by far the best helmet i have ever owned


    There was a recall on them a few years ago for not being crash worthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by -=Łem in Pa=-
    There was a recall on them a few years ago for not being crash worthy
    That's not actually true. They weren't certified in the US, and thus they were recalled, which is not the same thing as failing certification (just like not taking the SATs doesn't mean you're stupid...). However, they pass EU safety standards and are kosher in Canada (where I bought mine). I'm under the impression that the EU standards are actually higher than the US ones, but I could be wrong.

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    ^^^^ sorry about that
    Prolly shouldnt have posted that anyway.

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    I don't have one of these (specialized skillet) but they look freaking hardcore. Wear that and your camo cutoffs and they'll send CTU after you

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