Just placed an order for a Giro Xar. I was planning to buy a cheap helmet. When I tried them on I thought I could live with the lack of comfort. Then I tried the more expensive Xar and thought #@$! ... now I have to get this one because it was much more comfy. I didn't dare try on the more expensive helmets hehe
Well I guess I'm just an old school kinda guy. Easy to adjust, good braking power, no bleeding issues, and I can replace the cable if it would break on long remote rides.
I've been on several rides over the years with guys running hydraulics and their brakes work great until we go over a pass at 12,000' and their brakes are gone till we get lower. I know it's an adjustment/bleed problem, but they can't get it fixed and don't find out till we hit the high country, which sucks.
Aaah, sure, didn't figure that out! I guess the heating is also quite an issue on loong descents, with hydraulic brakes - now and then i feel my brakes changing responsiveness due to the oil heating up!