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    Carbon D4 vs Composite D4

    Is there any safety difference in a helmet when it comes to composite vs carbon, on any helmet actually not just the new TLD D4, or is just a weight/price savings?

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    Just 50g in weight...
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    $575 TLD is getting crazy with their prices!

    really no safety difference, only weight, they both should have the same safety cert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post
    $575 TLD is getting crazy with their prices!

    really no safety difference, only weight, they both should have the same safety cert.
    Thanks guys, thought so.

    And ya, that price for carbon is wild. Hoping 100% releases their new colors soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lardo5150 View Post
    Thanks guys, thought so.

    And ya, that price for carbon is wild. Hoping 100% releases their new colors soon.
    Then dont go shopping for motorcycle and auto helmets! They range from $150 for fiberglass China made to four figures for carbon composites.
    One could argue that heavier helmet puts more strain on neck. In a crash, lighter but same strength would be better.

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    A better question: is the replacement frequency still the same as D3 and D2 due to foam degradation, or did they find another type of foam to allow you to keep an uncrashed helmet longer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilight70 View Post
    A better question: is the replacement frequency still the same as D3 and D2 due to foam degradation, or did they find another type of foam to allow you to keep an uncrashed helmet longer?
    I would hope a 5 year minimum at those prices.

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