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    Best skate-style helmet for light trail/paved use?

    I plan on getting (more than likely) a Pryme AL for the occasional light downhill and more intense trail use. I'd like the security of face protection on those days.

    On light trail (especially with my friend, who doesn't have the best bike in the world) and paved use, I'd like to find a good skate style helmet. Call me a fashion whore, I just like the way they look a lot better than an XC helmet, and for light use I don't see the need for one.

    I see some helmets from Bell, 661, and Giro fit the bill.

    Suggestions appreciated.

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    Here is what I've found so far:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...action+06.aspx
    Bell Faction
    Comes in S, M, L
    12 vents
    426 grams

    http://sixsixone.com/catalog.aspx?id...703315&pl=BIKE
    SixSixOne Dirt Lid
    Universal fit (different pads included)
    ? vents
    ? grams

    http://pricepoint.com/detail/14157-2...ell-Helmet.htm
    GT Ollie
    Comes in S/M, L/XL
    ? vents
    ? grams

    http://bicyclesource.us/itemdetails.cfm?ID=8755
    Giro Flak
    Comes in S, M, L
    13 vents
    410 grams

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkiv808
    I plan on getting (more than likely) a Pryme AL for the occasional light downhill and more intense trail use. I'd like the security of face protection on those days.

    On light trail (especially with my friend, who doesn't have the best bike in the world) and paved use, I'd like to find a good skate style helmet. Call me a fashion whore, I just like the way they look a lot better than an XC helmet, and for light use I don't see the need for one.

    I see some helmets from Bell, 661, and Giro fit the bill.

    Suggestions appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    The one that fits
    I can't seem to find one of them, let alone all of them to try on locally.

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    albe's bmx carries the only skate lid I ever use. Protec classic (the kind with the semi soft sides). Low profile and super comfy although it (and all skate lids) is hot as hades on a trail ride.
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