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    am helmet

    Hey guys! Can you help me to choose proper AM helmet.
    i can get those:
    1. met kaos
    2. giro hex
    3. fox flux

    what is your opinion? what helmet is the best of those? thanks!

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    I was in the same boat last spring. Got the Flux and am very happy with it.

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    I've been extremely happy with my Giro Hex. Its light and the price is much better than other AM style buckets.
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    They're all fine helmets.

    Try them on and buy the one that fits best.
    (Or buy the Hex, mine serves me well)

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    the only problem i can't buy it in my country so i have no chance to try them. ebay will help.

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    I picked up a Bell Influx and was undecided between that and a Giro of a similiar style and the Bell fit my noggin better.
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    Trek Zone. Great fit (for my head) and free crash replacement for one year after purchase.

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    +1 Fox Flux

    I have a round noggin and measured exactly between S/M and L/XL, tried them both and ended up w/ the S/M. Fits perfect, and the ratchet/retention system works so well you could ride w/o the chin strap. Great vents too. I never felt like Bell/Giro fit me right.

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    I'll throw in the THE* F-14 for consideration as well. It's what I use.

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    since everyone else is throwing out lids not on your list, ill play

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    I had fit problems with the hex.
    The flux was a little expensive, and I was able to find a great deal on a bell variant. Great helmet!!!!!!!!!!

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    Maybe the Giro Xen is getting a bit oldskool, but I still love mine. Had it several years now and still going strong. It's confidence inspiring; fits my head like a glove, yet you barely notice it's there. Noticed pretty much all other mtb helmet manufacturers have followed Giro's lead in regards to the general shape and design of the Xen.

    I wouldn't skimp on something like a brain protector. If you find one that fits better than another, I'd suggest you spend the 'lil bit extra. What's another fifty clams when you've already shelled a couple grand on your bike? Or a long, sad lifetime of disability, for that matter...
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    m0ngy, I thought you were supposed to replace a helmet ever 2 years due to the foam degrading over time from the sweat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisrupTer911
    m0ngy, I thought you were supposed to replace a helmet ever 2 years due to the foam degrading over time from the sweat...
    Yeah? Mine doesn't seem 'degraded' in any way, but I'll take your word for it.

    I very rarely wear my helmet when climbing so it doesn't get a lot of moisture on it. I'd rather wear my Goorin cap when climbing 'cause it absorbs sweat and keeps it from your eyes. I live a few hundred metres from my favourite firetrail loop; a relatively short, steep climb, then a fast, gradual descent back to the bitumen. I put my helmet on at the top, adjust seat height, ETA, etc, then bomb back down. Safe enough, I think.
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    bought met kaos today. was lucky to find it in lbs. so thanks to all, im really happy this purchase.

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