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    Idea! Talk to me about full-face helmets.

    I'm in the market for a new one. I want maximum visibility, AM riding with some light DH, ventilation, and somewhat light.


    What price-range should I be looking in, and what features set helmets apart? It has been years since my last FF purchase.


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    Specialized deviant, the new MET parachute. Ventilation and the ability to breath without recycling your hot breath are the most important aspects over weight and price IMO when choosing a FF for AM riding. I have not tried the MET but I do own the deviant which is great for ventilation and breathing.

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    Talk to me about full-face helmets.

    Bell is coming out with a new full face Super 2R with removable chin bar. Supposed to look pretty good and offer much better protection than an open face. But, it's not in the same class as a full DH helmet...

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/bell-in...lmet-2014.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ufdah View Post
    Bell is coming out with a new full face Super 2R with removable chin bar. Supposed to look pretty good and offer much better protection than an open face. But, it's not in the same class as a full DH helmet...

    Bell Introduces Super 2R Helmet - Press Release - Pinkbike
    Wow now that is a good idea.
    Vermonter - bikes, beers and skis.

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    the bell is not a ff. "light dh"? relative

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    Pony up and get a D3, you won't want anything else.

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    I guess I should say I ride Whistler and the North Shore of Vancouver. When I say light downhill, I mean I don't huck 30ft gaps.. Just to clarify. I don't really want anything with a removable chin piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    Pony up and get a D3, you won't want anything else.
    The question is, WHY? What makes it better?

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    The best I have tried, and used, is a Kali Avatar. DH FF that is very light and ventilates well for a true FF. I also have an Urge Archie-Enduro, which is a FF without cheek pads (which ventilates better). I likely will wear this more this winter (when it is not 90+). Urges are fairly hot, but they incorporate sweat pads that work well. I wear a (old style) MET Parachute for most of the XC/AM riding. It offers a little more protection, but it is not a true FF.

    If you are looking for FF protection, it will just be hotter that an open face. If you are doing Whistler or any other lift assist, then just get a DH FF for that task. I would not trust the Archie, parachute, or the deviant for downhill. They may be better than an open face for AM, but when it gets very fast, I want a true FF for that crash that is bound to happen.

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