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    Paste Taster Retem's Avatar
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    mx helmet on the road

    yes ya heard it my thick skull has taken one too many hard knocks so it will now be covered in reinforced fiberglass


    because I can't stand those cheesy foam and milar will this really protect my brain roady stuffs sorry kids but I had to say it

    helmets may not be neccesary but having fat lips and knots on your head kinda get tired
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    Do you mean

    If so I would say no. Way too heavy and too hot. Tried one a few times when I was more in too BMX. If you want full face why not try a down hill mtb helmet. Lighter and better venalation.
    Like this listed as a downhill / kite boarding helmet. Still I think it would be hot but if thats what you want/ need to feel comfortable why not.
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    I concur. A DH helmet will offer the same margin of protection without being overbuilt to withstand 60mph wipeouts. If you do go 60 though, then I'd get the MX helmet.
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    nah I mean a bmx helmet this is a bike forum and I am well aware of the weight of those things yikes....
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    yeah, ive ridden with one. its not that bad at all, once you get used to the extra weight. i cant stand those fugly roadie helmets either. to me it was just like "ok so i have to wear a helmet, and i dont want to look like the vilage idiot."

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    I've ridden with a Bellistic for a while on the street. It gets hot during the summer, but that's the only real complaint.
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    It seems most of the messengers here wear Protec style helmets. The companies require they wear a helmet usually. Ive considered one for my commute thru the war zone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare
    It seems most of the messengers here wear Protec style helmets. The companies require they wear a helmet usually. Ive considered one for my commute thru the war zone.
    Messers are likely choosing them for their off-head durability as much as anything else. Regular roadie helmets don't stand up to a lot of knocking around strapped to bags and whatnot.
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    the full face is definitly overkill...

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    This is what I commute on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatFender
    This is what I commute on.
    that's pretty impressive, how fast does it go?


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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr16
    the full face is definitly overkill...
    I will probably get a protect for summer but I have a fat lip and a broken tooth that says the face guard might have helped
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