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    Best Helmet

    i'm searching for the best helmet around $40.

    i'tll be going with me on my Specialized P.1 AM

    are all helmets pretty much equally safe and therefore my buying decision is up to my preference on comfort/fit?

    are there any important features i should be looking for?
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    I compared Specialized and Trek at that price point and went with the Trek because it looked to be better vented, has a dial to adjust the fit, and a one piece brow and top of head pad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    u didn't hear about the nasbar credit card fraud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    u didn't hear about the nasbar credit card fraud?
    No. But: http://www.amazon.com/Bell-Influx-Bi.../dp/B000BOC8SC
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    I've enjoyed my Giro Indicator: <$40, very light, fits my head shape (YMMV) without looking like a mushroom cap, and most reputable companies' helmets will meet the required safety standards (not that that's saying much) without costing over $40.

    I also liked the Bell Slant, but it's a different fit and a bit heavier (maybe also a bit more protective).

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    i'm searching for the best helmet around $40.

    i'tll be going with me on my Specialized P.1 AM

    are all helmets pretty much equally safe and therefore my buying decision is up to my preference on comfort/fit?

    are there any important features i should be looking for?
    Fit, fit, fit. And without relying in the "head clamps" keep it in place.
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    I like my Giro Hex so much that I bought it twice.

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    i saw a specialized helmet for $40, how do they compare to giro helmets since i dont have a store near me that sells Giro's so i can't try them on
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    i saw a specialized helmet for $40, how do they compare to giro helmets since i dont have a store near me that sells Giro's so i can't try them on
    If you can not try it on for fit, do not buy it.
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    I took a spill today (first good one in over 2 years) and
    hit my head pretty good. The Bell Delirium I had on did
    its job just fine.

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    Can't go wrong with Bell. I've crashed and destroyed about 5 of them. Prolly would have died in at least 3 of those. I wont wear anything else. Oh. And the price is just right!

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    ended up getting the Specialized Decibel today for $80
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    i saw a specialized helmet for $40, how do they compare to giro helmets since i dont have a store near me that sells Giro's so i can't try them on
    The Air Force 3. I have it. It fits well and it definately has protected my noggin on a couple of occasions. It has good ventilation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    i'm searching for the best helmet around $40.

    i'tll be going with me on my Specialized P.1 AM

    are all helmets pretty much equally safe and therefore my buying decision is up to my preference on comfort/fit?

    are there any important features i should be looking for?
    At any given price level, helmets from most manufacturers are going to be pretty close to equal. You're going to want to base your decision on how it fits and looks really. Fit is more important though. Different brands fit differently. I had a giro, and there was a little too much room on the sides - my heads a bit narrower. Bells fit me great however.

    All Helmets have to meet the same minimum safety standards, so they'll all protect you reasonably well. They biggest differences when you go up in price are 1) more cooling vents, and 2) less weight.

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    Any helmet will do. Just find a cool sticker.

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    are all helmets pretty much equally safe and therefore my buying decision is up to my preference on comfort/fit?
    Simply put, yes. Get the one that fits best. I have bought on the net before but I knew what I was buying.

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    I am in the same boat here. My LBS only has the Specialized Air Force 3 for like $45 and a 100 Specialized and a Trek Vapor for like $44. I also like the looks of the Giro Indicator but really want to try one on. I found the Giro for $30 new. I could not feel much of a difference between the Spec and Trek so either one there would work for me.

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