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    POC Trabec Race Helmet...WTF with the price!?

    I was waiting for the release of this helmet since the day I saw it in Interbike pics!
    It looks super cool! Me and a friend were gonna buy some...I like the white with orange..

    UNTIL....I saw the price! WTF! What are these helmets made of? It's 20 bucks cheaper than their full face helmet....Is it carbon fiber?

    I think I'll stay with my trusty Giro Xen helmet

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    Anything named after Alex Trabec is worth it's weight in gold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage
    Anything named after Alex Trabec is worth it's weight in gold!
    Man...the only guy I know of...is Alex Trebek...and he's the Jeopardy guy!
    I want the helmet for protection not to have Gaming Show memorabilia!

    Anyway...It's expensive...
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    the swedes do whatever they want man.

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    I was waiting on this one too. Guess I'll be buying the Urge, then.
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    Suck it, Trebec!

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    I'm straight as hell.

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    I'll take the rapist for $500 Alex.

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    haha!

    What's the price of the Urge? They seem to be very popular nowadays!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbomber
    What's the price of the Urge? They seem to be very popular nowadays!
    $99 pretty much everywhere: Huck n Roll, PricePoint, JensonUSA, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive
    $99 pretty much everywhere: Huck n Roll, PricePoint, JensonUSA, etc.
    even the new Giro Hex which is sweet is $89 I think in CRC.....
    I thought the swedish were all about value...i.e IKEA?
    haha kidding...
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    http://www.xsportsprotective.com/ has 10$ off on the Urge
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    POC is being silly here

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    What a ripoff. I've been waiting for this helmet to come out since I saw that interbike picture as well but this is unacceptable.
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    hell, the new xar is 170 at crc. way more than a xen. new models are always steep. poc has a great rep and it is your brain its meant to protect. it's expensive but it will probably still sell.

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    I'm going to buy either the urge endur o matic or the new POC trabec. I think both will provide more protection than my xen, and I like the growth in more full coverage 'open faced' MTB helmets. Yes, the trabec looks over priced, but an incremental $100-$150 for head protection is trivial IMHO. And there may be features with the POC that merit the higher price. Not much seems to be known about this helmet thus far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMrider
    Not much seems to be known about this helmet thus far.
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    Except for construction (core and shell), color, price, number of vents, strap style, etc. While there aren't any rider reviews yet, I'd say we know a decent amount already.

    POC uses EPP in their multi-impact helments. The Trebec uses EPS, so it looks like a one-shot helmet.
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    piece of c...

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    been using a POC receptor flow for a couple of years now and the construction is first rate. this new lid is expensive but hey they're not looking to compete with price points as far as I can tell. I'm sure it will be a solid product like all their others. no different market than TLD, XTR, BOS, right? The Urge enduro is a cool alternative me thinks. where there's a wallet there's a will

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    Here is a very short rider review for the Trabec: http://www.nsmb.com/4163-gear-shots-67

    MSRP is $175 US, so when it finally comes out in the US it will be much cheaper than it is currently listed for at CRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerDCA
    MSRP is $175 US, so when it finally comes out in the US it will be much cheaper than it is currently listed for at CRC.
    That sounds more like what I was expecting.
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    That is a nice helmet and that price sure is obnoxious!

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    you all want it so badly, so it is priced accordingly

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    if it is $175 mrsp in the usa that is not too bad at all. pretty inline with the rest of poc's stuff. if it was a pos we could call shenanagans but poc is money.

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    I did want it badly, but they've lost out on my business. I went with the urge.
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