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    Good cooling in a full face helmet?

    Is it possible? What are the best choices?

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    my troy lee D2 is much cooler than my 661 (i dont know the model but it was only 50$). I'd say its good.

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    We have had a lot of good luck with the Vigor Vamoose II helmets, but they're changing for '06 so availability on them right now is a bit slim. They have a bunch of vents, including big intake on the face mask, as well as air tracts inside the helmet to keep air moving around. Still not a cool as a regular XC lid, but they do the job pretty well, and they're light to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico
    Is it possible? What are the best choices?

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    29erchico
    Gotta love this Chico heat in the summer...it's either up early to ride or hit it right before sunset...I know the best thing I've found is to wet my hair before I go ride...but I have a lot of it...yes, I'm talking about my head people...

    as far as a cooler helmet...I think they're all pretty much hot in this weather...at least it's not hitting 107-109 anymore...

    btw...would I happen to know you being you're a fellow chicoan?? or more likely my old man perhaps...and good luck on staying cool...

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    l like my giro mad max 2 so far.. lots o vents and its $80..

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    Azonic T-55.....


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    Ask your LBS about the new '06 Specialized helmets. They're way vented, but I don't know when they're going to be available to the peebs.


    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico
    Is it possible? What are the best choices?

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    yahh

    Quote Originally Posted by fiddy_ryder
    l like my giro mad max 2 so far.. lots o vents and its $80..
    i have one of those, there pretty cool

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    I have the same black T-55 and it regularly gets into the 100s with an index around 110 here. It's not that bad as long as you don't stand still in direct sunlight.

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    giro mad max II

    i've got the giro mad max II 05 and its pretty sweet....but i think its pretty damn cool it keeps me cool and it has good ventilation

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    I'm looking into the 661 Launch versus the 661 Full Bravo and was just thinkign about ventilation.

    Until I realized that with full facers you don't spend much time standing around wearing your helmet (at least I don't) because I'm either riding or hiking. If I'm riding I think their should be enough air to make either one bearable and if I'm hiking I'm gonna take it off and put it on my bar or hang it from my pack.

    Too bad my head is just too damned large for a Giro or I would have bought one of those already.
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    Thanks for the info!

    I'm going to check out the Giro but I have a big melon as well so I may be looking at the others also.

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    Yeah I wear a size L Giro Xen usually and it's a good fit right in the middle of the range, but when I actually measure the melon it's 24" around which is almost always in XL helmet size range. And Giro only makes S and M in the Mad Max. I guess only pinhead italians downhill?
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    the catlike viper not very vent but i dont care it looks cool and it does not get that hot on the inside and they run big so its all good!

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    661...full bravo
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico
    I'm going to check out the Giro but I have a big melon as well so I may be looking at the others also.

    29erchico
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    Downieville and Tahoe watch out once I get that sucker!
    guess you're too cool to answer me...you're probably just mad cuz I'm the girl that passes you on the trails...


    and you don't need a fullface to ride Downieville...
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    the best ventilated helmets are the mx ones....like the fox v3 for example...really light, 23 vents and cool graphics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoastHucker
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    What?

    Quote Originally Posted by irieness
    guess you're too cool to answer me...you're probably just mad cuz I'm the girl that passes you on the trails...


    and you don't need a fullface to ride Downieville...
    I did not reply on the board, sent you an email, thru the board, with a guess who you might be. I think that there is a good possibility we know each other. Have you ever guided rafting trips?

    Always stoked to know MTB folk here in Chico!

    29erchico

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico
    I did not reply on the board, sent you an email, thru the board, with a guess who you might be. I think that there is a good possibility we know each other. Have you ever guided rafting trips?

    Always stoked to know MTB folk here in Chico!

    29erchico

    I figured you missed my post and was just giving you some crap...and I don't check my email too often...no river raft guide here...although that would be an excellent job to have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Dorado
    the best ventilated helmets are the mx ones....like the fox v3 for example...really light, 23 vents and cool graphics.
    Not true. By any account. Maybe the Troy Lee SE has better airflow than the D2, but I'm skeptical about even that. There is no, underlined NO, motocross helmet that can compete with the open venting of a Vigor Vamoose II, Giro Mad Max II, or the like. Period.
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    Surprised no one recommended the Pryme AL helmet. Tons of ventilation for a FF and only about $60 or so. Don't look to bad either.
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    D2's have the "cool" factor (best looking) but you should try nates giro switchblade its and xc helmet witha mounth guard

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    I just ordered one.

    Quote Originally Posted by LLrider
    Surprised no one recommended the Pryme AL helmet. Tons of ventilation for a FF and only about $60 or so. Don't look to bad either.
    One of the other guys at the shop ordered one last week. I was quite impressed with the venting. It doesn't look as solid or apparently protective as my Mad Max, but it is going to be my replacement for my last Giro Switchblade. I ordered a white one, and I'm going to modify the padding a little more to make it even cooler. I can't stand to ride an MTB without some kind of chin/jaw protection...even just trail riding. I'm looking forward to trying this helmet.

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