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    Specialized Full Face Helmets?

    I thought I remember reading/seeing somewhere that Specialized was releasing a few full face helmets as part of their 06 line. I checked their website but didn't find anything. Anyone got some links/info?

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    The new Deviant is Specialized's first full-facer. It's available in either fibreglass or lighter carbon fibre, and has 18 vents, so it should be cooler in use than many full-face helmets. Inside it's a combination of thin padding and mesh, and easy to use retention system. The main strap system is along the lines of that found on motorcycle helmets, a very secure but perhaps unnecessarily fiddly system. Unlike the Instinct, the Deviant gets an adjustable peak.
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    is it just me or would that be a weak ponit for where they have put this air vent on the full face?
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    any idea what kind of price range?

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    depends if that part of the helmet is designed for integrity or if it has some type of skeleton frame w/ the fiberglass surrounding it on the facesmask part or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman
    any idea what kind of price range?
    If they expect anyone to buy it the'll price it lower than a Troy Lee Design's D2....
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    Weird...I think Specialized made a full-facer before, but only for a while. I got one for free with my Patriot. Its black and silver, no vents really, and has a very similar shape and visor. Wonder if they have the same pads, I could do with some smaller ones.
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    czech out nsmb maybe. I recall reading about it somewhere...
    Specialized has made a FF for a couple of years, geared more towards BMX vert guys I believe, but they had one called the Hucker. Anyhow, the new one is completely different, and I think it looks pretty cool--both literally and figuratively. I recall they were a bit pricey as far as FF helmets go, but come in two different materials with different prices. Carbon and fiberglass. Carbon obviously being more $$ (over $200, less than 300 I think, fiberglass being maybe somewhere around $150?). I don't actually know where I think I saw anything about pricing...perhaps I just dreamed that up...

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    I have a Specialized Full Face that I got from them on Clearance from their website. It was an 02 model and I bought it late 2003/early 2004 or something like that. They definitely seem to make quality products not only in just bikes but in their helmets as well. While its not the most "trendy" thing like a TLD its both Snell and DOT approved I believe and is quite comfortable. I can't really remember if its well ventilated but I guess that means it probably is since I don't really have many complaints about being over heated, lol. My guess for pricing on the new ones is that atleast the base model will be $100-150ish or something along those lines...
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    They've had the Hucker full-face for a while. Great helmet (especially for oval heads), burly, not too heavy, but no real venting. This looks a lot better for epic days.

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    I had the bike shop I race for that is a Special'ed dealer check into these helmets for me because I'm in need of a new full-face soon. The fiberglass one will be around $150 retail and the carbon will be around $300 retail. They will be available the middle of September.

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    Mad Max vs Deviant -- is it apples to apples?

    Is the Deviant to be a light FR helmet like the Mad Max? I don't think the Max has any high protection ratings (snell / DOT), and I'm wondering if the Deviant is the same kind of thing...a basic FF protection with no Snell or DOT approval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcavtca
    Is the Deviant to be a light FR helmet like the Mad Max? I don't think the Max has any high protection ratings (snell / DOT), and I'm wondering if the Deviant is the same kind of thing...a basic FF protection with no Snell or DOT approval.

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    The Deviant will not have DOT or Snell rating, but will be CPSC certified like the Mad Max and all other bike helmets sold in the states. You just can't use it for moto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeMk
    The Deviant will not have DOT or Snell rating, but will be CPSC certified like the Mad Max and all other bike helmets sold in the states. You just can't use it for moto.
    Thanks. I'll just have to see which one better fits my egg and go with it.

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    I've got a Spec. Hucker at the moment. It fits great but, like the other posters said, does not have much for vents. The new one looks good for sure!

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    The last specialized full face I had I broke(I think it was the '02 model also). It had the vents in the same place as the newer one's on the face plate and they did crack on impact. Scary part was I hit the back of my head, not the front and both sides cracked at the vents. I wouldn't go for one until they've seen a season of use, seeing as how their last attempt at a full face didn't go over so well (IMO).

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    If I am remembering correctly, Steve Romaniuk wore a Speciailed helmet in the collective..
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