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    new TLD 'A1 all mountain' helmet

    cross posted from the apparel and protection forum.

    looking forward to seeing what tld has come up with.


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    oh sign me up

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    where did you find this??
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    Funny kinda -- I was holding out, waiting to purchase two half-shell Helmets then sending one to Troy Lee for paint.

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    A total hedge and wild speculation

    If I bet that it will totally suck and it sucks, I win the bet.
    If I bet that it will totally suck and it's great, enduro/AM riders who like a DH full-face but cook in the heat win.

    But seriously, a TLD employee on Pinkbike yesterday/day before dropped a comment like "not a rehash of a DH lid" which doesn't leave me hopeful.

    Could be they found a way to get a MET Parachute style chinbar through the CPSC safety standard for sale in the US, or could be this is just an extended rear coverage open face helmet like Fox and Poc have been selling for years, and so just new paint on an old product. Lame possibilities.

    Need something like a D2 with excellent heat management. Some kind of next-generation design, not just slightly wider vents.

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    ^my bet is it is fairly similar to the giro feature.

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    Looks pretty ventilated!

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    My 1999 Specialized King Cobra is well ventilated. That design goal was surpassed a while back...
    The challenge to the cycling industry (who are fine folks and I'm happy you make a living, so nothing personal) is to give riders something that will let them keep their teeth in the event of a crash on Butcher Ranch, 3rd Divide, Mr. Toad's, or whatever your favorite local non-DH ride may be. Concussion science is finally getting out of its infancy and the preliminary data are worrisome. Oral surgery is expensive.

    This is not to get down on people who want to rock a Giro Feature with better paint.

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    I would really love some more highly ventilated full face options (currently using a Spesh Deviant II), but I agree that this doesn't look like it. Would be great to be proven wrong however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiksandstones View Post
    Looks pretty ventilated!
    any chance you could give an estimation on when we might see some real pics and specs?
    availability?

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    I have heard some good stuff about thislid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shugarbear View Post
    I have heard some good stuff about thislid.
    I can't find any information on it at all, is it full-face or open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerebroside View Post
    I can't find any information on it at all, is it full-face or open?
    That's the question. Either way, I'm curious. I'm thinking about buying a Bell Super this spring, but if it turns out to be an enduro-racing full face, my POC Cortex Flow might see less use.
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    i'm guessing we'll have the deets later today.

    https://twitter.com/stikmanglaspell/...63819673731072

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    Hmmmmmm..... I don't know... Maybe it's the angle but the helmet looks a little "egg-heady"?...

    For a TLD, a little underwhelmed. Hopefully a full pic of the lid can prove otherwise.

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    I'm still curious to see all the features and specs, but I'm guessing I end up buying a Bell Super.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator Z View Post
    Hmmmmmm..... I don't know... Maybe it's the angle but the helmet looks a little "egg-heady"?...

    For a TLD, a little underwhelmed. Hopefully a full pic of the lid can prove otherwise.
    yea from this pic it looks pretty bulky, but i'll hold judgement until there is more and better pics and i can actually try one on. TLD full face (D3) is pretty much the only full face that fits me perfectly so i'm hoping this will 'fit' the bill for a trail lid.

    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    I'm still curious to see all the features and specs, but I'm guessing I end up buying a Bell Super.
    the super is on my list as well - bell helmets have usually fit me better than most but the current models don't fit me as well as the past. hopefully either the super or this work out.

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    Zink's custom lid...



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    On the one hand, yeah it's a bit football head (or appears to be).

    On the other hand, thick is good, thick means more material and more potential for compression, which means less likelihood of concussion when you really tank it into the floor. We'll see, TLD anyting is interesting whether I can afford it or not.

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    it just seems to be a slightly shaped vented dj lid with a visor.
    don't sweat the petty things & don't pet the sweaty things

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    Pretty cool, where are these photos coming from?

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    They come with snaps for my Jofa?

    I have a Bluetooth kit I developed that drops my post when I snap my Jofa. This is going to be a big deal at interbike 2014. Can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snfoilhat View Post
    .. .the challenge to the cycling industry (who are fine folks and I'm happy you make a living, so nothing personal) is to give riders something that will let them keep their teeth in the event of a crash on Butcher Ranch, 3rd Divide, Mr. Toad's, or whatever your favorite local non-DH ride may be......
    Well said.

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    that green/ black one looks weird but the one semenuk is wearing is sweet. looks a little like a more vented giro g10mx imo.

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    I like it. The bigger and more goofy the pros' helmets get, the more welcoming the market will be to quality protection.

    The design space is constrained in many ways (has to be under X dollars to produce, has to use Y tooling/manufacturing stream, has to be under Z grams, has to meet A and B and C safety certifications. But a lot of potential goes down the drain with the "nobody will wear that because it's not cool." Props to TLD. Today's ugly --I mean totally sweet looking!!1!-- helmet on the heads of world-class riders will help prevent tomorrows (top, side, and back of the) head injuries.

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