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    Anyone use a Fox V3 helmet for Downhill?

    does anyone use a Fox V3 carbon moto helmet for downhill? are these the helemt that Danny Hart and Marc Beaumont use? does anyone know the weight of the Fox v3 moto Helmet? thanks

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    I do. I bought my Fox helmet (which is manufactured by KBC, fyi) for all of my "power sports". I use it for snowmobiling, dirtbikes, atv's, etc. I also use it for when I go DH'ing with my buds. Why? Because it's fully DOT and SNELL approved, and quite frankly it's just as light and cool as all the overly expensive DH helmets produced by Giro, 661, etc.

    I got mine as a last years model for $159. Most of the Giro's, and 661 helmets are $200 + new, and they're not NEARLY as protective in high-speed, and hard-hitting impacts.

    I'd like to think that something approved for 50+ mph wrecks is something I'd rather be wearing than just a regular bicycle helmet with a mouth guard.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Then again, I'm used to wearing a moto helmet... so to me it's light weight. With a good set of goggles, the visibility is just fine.

    You in Oklahoma City? If yes, come ride with us.

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    the V3 is listed at 2.9 lbs....a Giro is listed at i think 2.3 lbs. doesn't seem like a huge difference. also, the Fox V3R is the dowhill version of the V3 and comes in around 2.5lbs

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