Bell Stoker Overkill for XC?-
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  1. #1
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    Bell Stoker Overkill for XC?

    I'm in the need for a new helmet, and with Bell's Stoker on sale for $35 at a few places, I'm highly tempted to pick one up. However, I don't really ride enduro, which is what the helmet seems to be designed for. Are there any downsides to having the extra coverage as compared to something like a Fox Flux or Kali Chakra?

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    I wear mine for XC all the time.
    It fits nice and does not hinder sight or movement.
    Great protection IMO.
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    The Flux and the Chakra have the extra coverage as well. I've been checking into several helmets like that and honestly I like the idea of having the extra coverage down the back and at the temple area's. I've been looking at some Troy Lee helmets like this as well. I don't believe in skimping on helmets or shoes/boots when talking about riding gear for motocross/offroad motorcycling and I look at this the same way. Get the best helmet you can get then the best shoes you can afford after that.

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    I love mine. They are a great value and at $35 are a steal. I just picked up another one due to the price and was surprised to find the visor was adjustable. My other two didn't have that feature

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    Bell Stoker Overkill for XC?

    Dude protecting your noggin is your business. If someone has an issue with it, **** them.

    I wear a fox transition hardshell because I like the coverage.

    I bought a met para relic and don't like the coverage, coincidentally.

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