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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Helmet(s)

    I think Santa will be bringing me a new helmet this year.
    What are you guys using and how do you like it?
    I want a little more side protection then the normal road helmet, but am not willing to use a full-face.

    Kind of like the Pro-Tec Cyphon.
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    Fox

    The Fox XC helmet is the one that fits me the best but fit is a vey individual thing.

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    giro xen

    good weight, ventilation, back of the head protection and lots of colors/designs to choose.

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    uups...
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    I have a Giro XEN that I like.

    I personally didn't like the fit of the Fox Flux. The Bell Variant is a great helmet that can be had for less than the Xen.
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    Odd ball chiming in, but the Trek Zone is worth checking out too, very comfortable, great ventilation, and plenty of side and back coverage. And one heck of a crash replacement, completely free for the first year, only took em about a week to get me a new on after this one...

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    I like my Xen.
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    Xen.
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    I have a Giro Xen that I like. It's really confortable, but man does it give me the giant bubble head thing. I had a Specialized helmet that I liked but lost it in a bad crash...saved my head though.

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    I tried the Fox Flux and the Bell Variant, and neither fit my melon well.
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    I have a Xen and a Variant.The Xen fits more deep around the head as the variant fits a bit more above at the head.The Variant has a bit better ventilation and its pads doesn't tend to soak up sweat like my Xen.At the other side Giro's Rocklock works better than Bell's idea of fixing the helmet to your head.

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    Specialized Intrepid. Fits me well and covers well.

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    Funny, I always used Giro. Switched to Bell for a little while. I tried a xen but it sat too high on my head. Gave me a bad case of mushroom head. (nobody wants mushroom head) Settled on the Fox Flux.
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    has anybody checked out these THE F14 helmets?
    I wear a xen, the fox looks cool, but only two sizes to choose from? This Uvex one looks good too.
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    I'm surprised no one's mentioned the most important aspect:
    It doesn't matter what it says on the outside, what matters most is how it fits -your- head.
    Everybody is a little different....try as many as you can.
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    The Xen is a great helmet but doesn't fit too well with glasses/sunglasses on since it fits pretty low on the head. All those helmets with the lowered backs make me feel safer and also balance the weight of a light on top of the helmet.

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    i would say whichever one shows the most forehead is the winner

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    Has anyone tried the Pro-Tec Cyphon?
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    Pro-tec Cyphon info

    Here's sosme info on the Cyphon. A very good fitting helmet if you dont mind the extra weight. It will surely last longer than any "microshell" helmet like the Xen or Flux. The BOA retention system is a nice feature too, just like my snowboard boots. It's sits a bit low on the brow, but I was told at Interbike that they have a new retention system for 08 that will eleviate this issue.

    Weight: 458g (size L)
    Colors: Black, Shallow Blue, Bone, Olive Grey
    Sizes: S/M, L, XL
    Protection: CE/CPSC Certified
    Suggested Retail: $90.00


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    I have had Giro E2s for years and dropped a hint on the wife for a Xen this year. We'll see what happens. I loved the E2, fit was great and lots of air flow.

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    I'd love my '05 Xen but I'm loving more my '07 Flux! Aside from its cool style, fits me like a glove & has a lot more coverage at the rear than any typical XC helmet...
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    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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