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    full face helmet ????

    hey.
    so last season i blew a landing and crashed but good.
    the Giro Switchblade i was wareing saved my life.
    it blew up my skull didn't.
    i need some advice on a new lid.
    whats a good one for some "light" free riding,3-6 foot drops etc.
    i want something fullface but light and vented, but not as light as the switch blade.
    thanks in advance.
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    661 Full Comp

    I ordered one a few weeks ago, it came in, and then ordered another one last week - XL. They run much smaller than the Giro, which don't even sell Large in the real full-face version.

    The XL came in today: fits well, but I'm not sure the venting will do when it's 80+ degrees. I'm not sure what I'll do then - maybe switch back to the other bucket . . . or suck it up.

    Good luck

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    How about the Giro MadMax2 I just got one recently, and I think its very nice. I wrecked jumping stairs, and I realized that my Roadie type helmet is very little protection in many types of crashes. I did get some looks when I was riding with all the XC shaved leg guys in it They were telling me my Enduro was too small for me, and that I needed to set-up my bike more for XC. Personally my teeth are more important than looking cool. Trees can screw you up, just as bad as asphalt.

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    VIGOR VAMOOSE II. Very Nice Light and Comfortable Full Face. For my ovalized head, it's 10X more comfortable than the 661 full bravo, and the bell rhythm dh. I could sleep with this thing on. Not too expensive either.

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    Pryme AL, MadMax2, Full Bravo

    I also am looking for a new lid and just went and check the new Pryme AL ($89.99)and was amazed of it's lightweight and ventilation system, my other option was a MadMax2($90), but then went and check the new 661 Full Bravo($124) in mate black and fell in love with it, it is incredible well made, maybe a little heavier but absolutely worth the money.

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    Full Bravo wearer here (matte black as well). Very sweet lid if you ask me.
    Pedalling the goods since 2002.
    http://www.boutiquebikes.com

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    I've got a Bell Bellistic

    While it doesn't have the best ventilation and the chin strap is kind of a pain, it was cheap (~$45) and saved my arse on a couple of crashes last summer. Plus, with its sparkly blue and grey stripe down the middle (on my model), it looks kinda like a Bass boat!

    EB

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    Nothing better on the planet than a Troy Lee D2 Carbon. Its spendy but well worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Forgot to mention, the 661 has a crash replacement policy.

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    Mad Max

    Giro Mad Max is a good full face helmet.
    Solid colors or that streaky black/blue.

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    ... and if we just ... ???

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    So what was the reason you couldn't see any pic's yesterday? Also what fixed it? I just gots to know.

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    The daytona carbon is probably one of the lightest if not the lightest and the best fitting but there are better ventilated like the vigor. I'd say it's more ventilated than the Mad Max Though. Not saying that the daytona is a sauna but if you are on a budget get the Vigor but if you have a large budget I would recomend the D2. I got one of the new tanks on the way and will give a short review when I get it.

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    I love my giro, i just got my 2nd one over the winter, its really comfortable, not to pricey (100) it is alittle hot but what do you expect, your riding it urban, which i must say is over kill lol but thats IMO. The vigor is nice but i thought it was uncomfortable compared to the max max, however i like the strap on the vigor alitle more since it was a buckel like an MX helmet.

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    wheres some good places to shop for helmets on the net

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    Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by nw2mt
    wheres some good places to shop for helmets on the net
    Ebay because I am selling one on there. Brand new! Azonic!!!


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    all about the little pro-tec helmets hahah

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    i just got a Fox Flite. its my first fullfaced and i havent tried it yet.

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    i second the max max 2, it has great vision, like your not even wearing a FF

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    The Azonic t-55 a little bit expenisve but is very sweet... I just stole my cousins

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    Idea! Shoping on Line

    Quote Originally Posted by nw2mt
    wheres some good places to shop for helmets on the net
    I do my shoping at PricePoint
    http://pricepoint.com
    This is where I bought my 661 Fullface
    http://www.beyondbikes.com/bb/
    I have delt with both for over a year with no problems! Check out the 661 line of helmets I have a 661 carbon there light an beleve you me it works great.

    Have Fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBinJammin
    The Azonic t-55 a little bit expenisve but is very sweet... I just stole my cousins
    I second the T-55. I really like mine, it vents well, is light, and offers good crash protection.

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