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Looking for a helmet around $50

Old 01-24-11, 03:29 PM
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Looking for a helmet around $50

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone ran across any deals on helmets? I'm looking to replace my helmet after a crash and need something around what I had before. What I was using was a Bell Sweep XC. I'm hoping to find something similar for around $50 on sale.

Any help wound be greatly appreciated.

If it matters, I'm an adult male size L head.
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My favorite under $50 helmet is still the Bell Alchera, usually on sale at Performance or Nashbar.
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My favorite under $50 helmet is still the Bell Alchera, usually on sale at Performance or Nashbar.
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specialized echelon
https://wheelworld.com/product/specia...on-58570-1.htm
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Sometimes Costco sells Bell helmets in-store for around $25. With spring approaching, they have them now.
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No helmets at Costco right now.

I do like the Bell Alchera that was suggested, and the reviews look good. The Specialized is out of the price range I set (I meant to say my price range was up to $50 at the beginning). I ran across a few that I'd like to point out and maybe get some feedback on.

The Ascent Strada, and a few w/free shipping at PricePoint $30-50 here.

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I have the Red/White Bell Lumen. Looks nice and was affordable. I paid about $50 from REI last summer, I'm sure you can find it for the same price online if you shop around.

https://www.bellsports.com/pavement/lumen
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I was getting ready to put this one on ebay. If interested I'd let it go for $80.00 plus shipping. Comes with cold weather liner. Worn once. Save putting it on Ebay!

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If you had only posted that helmet 2 weeks ago I would've gotten it. Matches my bike and it's better than the one i paid more for (Livestrong Saros). Although I do like to show one of the reasons why I'm biking
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I think I got my Giro Saros on sale for about $50 at Performance.
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I was getting ready to put this one on ebay. If interested I'd let it go for $80.00 plus shipping. Comes with cold weather liner. Worn once. Save putting it on Ebay!
What size is this helmet? I am interested.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
My favorite under $50 helmet is still the Bell Alchera, usually on sale at Performance or Nashbar.
This, good helmet.
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I got a specialized propero with the visor in black and size is medium for 50$ ... plus shipping

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/778383/
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Performance replaced my Ascent Strada free. I'd recommend it, but first, call Bell and see what their replacement policy is for wrecked helmets. Even a deep discount may make you want to stay with them.
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Is there any objective data to compare the level of protection offered by various bicycling helmets? If there is some correlation between the price of a helmet and it's ability to keep the contents of my skull intact, it might have a lot to do with what I'd be willing to spend on one.

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I have this one and love it...

https://www.speedgoat.com/Catalog.asp...tle=lazer%20o2

Sale ends today so you have a little over an hour to order!
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Originally Posted by bsektzer View Post
Is there any objective data to compare the level of protection offered by various bicycling helmets? If there is some correlation between the price of a helmet and it's ability to keep the contents of my skull intact, it might have a lot to do with what I'd be willing to spend on one.

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Originally Posted by bryceman View Post
What size is this helmet? I am interested.
Large
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Large
Darn. Looking for a medium.
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If only you could go up to $70, the Scattante Spyder (performancebike.com) is on sale. I had a look at it and it seems damn nice. I currently have a year-old Giro Pneumo that is the first "expensive" helmet I've ever bought, and the ventilation is great. I'll never go back to "cheap". I've been considering the Spyder as a future replacement/backup.
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Whooosshhh,
I am interested in your helmet.
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Originally Posted by Menel View Post
Thanks!! Not a lot to go on, but the article does offer at least some protection insight. About 20 years ago, a Bell Star full face helmet quite literally saved my life in a motorcycle wreck. So I'm more interested in the protection a biking helmet offers than its price. After all, what value do you put on your brain

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Originally Posted by duderdude1 View Post
Whooosshhh,
I am interested in your helmet.
No problem. Just PM me.
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
No problem. Just PM me.
He can't since he doesn't have 50 posts. I think he can still read PMs from others, so PM him your email if you want.
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