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Old 10-24-09, 10:18 PM
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Helmet Type Used?

Alright, I was going to post this in the other helmet thread but apparently things got too out of hand.

On to my question....
I've actually been considering upgrading my helmet due to some recent interaction with fellow riders. I have your standard Giro mtb helmet but have been giving some serious thought to going to something full faced. In light of individuals that have suffered many stitches across their face, dental repair work and even loss of an eye.... I think I might be riding with a full faced helmet when doing more technical rides. (Where I have been riding lately is built on an old phosphate mine and has lots of steep berms with lots of rocks. Not your typical forest trail but tons of fun. A fall there could be quite bad.)

So does anyone else feel your standard helmet is lacking as far as face and lower/back of head protection and utilize a full faced helmet for riding other than fast/extreme DH type riding?
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I use one for dirt jumping. I'm no good at it, and I like my face.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 10-24-09, 10:38 PM
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see i told u the other thread dissapeared! thanks for the info though
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I use a Florida Marlins baseball cap.
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Old 10-25-09, 12:42 PM
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My biggest fear is ventilation and overheating on longer rides (especially when the heat index is over 104F).

hmmmm.....
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I use a Florida Marlins baseball cap.
That's not a helmet.

And please, let's not debate the 'helmet/no helmet' thing in this thread.
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Those things are crazy! Any idea on cost?
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I use this when weather permits. I ride faster and stay off the brakes more when wearing full face.


I wear this for downhill:


I use full face helmets when riding motorcycles too.



I think I will use full face snowboarding this winter. Why take the risk if you don't have to.
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This is what I just bought it's a FOX Flux and I did my first ride today with it and it was great.
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Thanks for the replies. I have been eyeing the Fox Rampage for the upgrade.
My major concern is that I did a hard 4hr ride yesterday (where a full face would have been very applicable) but it's still freakin hot here. Not sure if I would have passed out or something (or had to stop frequently to take the helmet off and cool down). Probably would have ridden longer but my 100oz CamelBak ran dry.
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Originally Posted by yerodtr View Post
Thanks for the replies.Fox Rampage for the upgrade.

This.


Winter and DH use only for me.
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What about knee or shin guards, full fingered gloves? My last bifferony took skin off the left fingers and I lost valuable Guitar Hero time? Double bummer.
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Those are also on the list as well. Just a wee bit behind the helmet as I am a huge fan as to how my face is currently configured.
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Me and my new Bell Influx hit the trails Sunday. I wanted the Fox Flux for the added back of the head protection. The flux just wouldn't fit. the Influx felt like my cranium was the mold for the hat. Perfect fit, good pads as well.
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I use a full face on my road bike, and when I grocery shop.
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Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
Me and my new Bell Influx hit the trails Sunday. I wanted the Fox Flux for the added back of the head protection. The flux just wouldn't fit. the Influx felt like my cranium was the mold for the hat. Perfect fit, good pads as well.
+1...I've got two of 'em. I got one from nashbar.com for $20.
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$20.00, you are the Deal Baron. Schnikes, I way over paid.
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Here's one for $29.99, but all they have left is small.
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I need L\XL. Just call me Fathead. I think Pcad and Dr. Pete said something like that a couple weeks ago.
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