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    Choosing a helmet

    I've been riding for about 10 years, and never worn a helmet. (probably because i never rode any hard core trails, just around town.) but in about a week I'll be going out of town to hit some of my first real trails. I need some help in deciding on a good helmet. (looks don't matter.) thanks!

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    locate lbs. go to lbs. walk in. find helmets. try them on. pick what fits best.

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    ^^^^ What he said.

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    Yeah, they're all good. Some might be lighter than others, some better vented than others. Just get on that fits and doesn't have any pressure-points.
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    I just ordered this one, it covers the back of the head better then most, and it looks good too, oh I forgot that don't matter..
    http://www.artscyclery.com/viewlarge...XXP10&large=SW

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    man thats complicated. thanks for the help, i'll try and remember all that.
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    LBS had mostly smalls to try on. So, on a whim I found this.

    http://pro-tec.net/cyphon-bike-helmet.php

    Good luck!
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    You definitely need to try helmets on. Helmets and shoes are the 2 things I recommend to my customers no to purchase over the internet, unless they are replacing a similar/same helmet/shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc
    You definitely need to try helmets on. Helmets and shoes are the 2 things I recommend to my customers no to purchase over the internet, unless they are replacing a similar/same helmet/shoe.
    Agreed. I was set in a Bell helmet, but the ones they had didn't fit very well. I tried in a Giro and it fit perfectly.

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    I have always been a Giro guy...because they always fit my head the best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manabiker
    I just ordered this one, it covers the back of the head better then most, and it looks good too, oh I forgot that don't matter..
    http://www.artscyclery.com/viewlarge...XXP10&large=SW
    universal has the xp 100s for $75 not that color though. when i replace my helmet i think im gonna get one. or a the f 20 if more info/ better colors come out.

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    I've been happy w/ my Specialized Tactic so far. Haven't had to test it yet aside from a few glancing, small branch swipes, but it fits well, seems well ventilated, doesn't feel super bulky/heavy, and wasn't too crazy expensive @ ~$70. It also gives a bit more back of the head and above the temple coverage than most road style helmets. Probably my favorite feature is the dial style adjustment of the halo, seems alot easier to adjust w/ a single gloved hand than the tab style adjusters:


    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=58633

    I wholeheartedly agree that shoes and helmets are pretty crucial to try on before buying.

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