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    Full face helmet help

    I am considering buying a full face helemt for all mountain / aggressive XC use.

    The Troy Lees are nice but from what I've read are far too hot. I have my choice down to a casco viper mx or a specialized deviant carbon.

    I would be grateful for any feedback on either of these helmets or any alternative suggestions.

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    have you tried on either of them?

    it all comes down to fitment and whatever you can afford.

    search around, there are a billion threads on this. i know cause ive been looking for a 100-175 helmet recently.

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    Where are you going to get the Viper? Isn't that the one in Europe where the chin guard is detachable? Can you get those in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by starsky
    I am considering buying a full face helemt for all mountain / aggressive XC use.

    The Troy Lees are nice but from what I've read are far too hot. I have my choice down to a casco viper mx or a specialized deviant carbon.

    I would be grateful for any feedback on either of these helmets or any alternative suggestions.

    I have a Viper and will testify that its a incredibley well built helmet the strongest best vented helmet i have ever seen, i have smacked it down a few times and its still servicable ...all though i have not yet brocken the chin gaurd part i think this is the weakest part of the helmet.

    also very cmfortable with a kind of inner mesh helmet liner that stops your head contacting the outer frame making for excellent ventalation.

    very typicaly German over engineering. very good light and strong...blody ugly though but hey my head is in one peice and i broke two helmets in 3 months before the viper.
    Last edited by mzungo; 08-02-2006 at 02:34 PM.

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    Pryme AL

    You may want to check out the Pryme AL helmet:

    http://prymegear.com

    Well ventilated, light and reasonally priced.

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    all full faces are goin to be hot ...

    met and casco do them, but im a bit dubious of them ...

    best helmet ive ever tried is a giro xen

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    Mzungo, do you detach the chin guard when not needed or do you keep the whole thing in one piece?

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    How can a guy in the states get his hands on a Viper?

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    Viper

    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo
    How can a guy in the states get his hands on a Viper?

    If you can't get them in the US I would gladly help by picking one up here in the UK and posting it to you.

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    Great how much do they cost in the UK? I think they are at least $150. Not sure how many (Pounds) that is.

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    UK prices

    The cheapest I've seen them is £105.

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    Yes i do detach the chin gaurd depending on the trails iam riding for that day ...check out this link they will ship to the US.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=10718

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    You can buy the met online from a UK bike shop. They don't sell them in the US because of all our lawsuits

    I have the Deviant and it's very cool.

    It is important to try on a helmet first--especially if its going to be shipped from Europe. See if you can find someone local who has one and try it first.
    功夫大师喜欢骑着他的自行车在山上。

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    I vote Deviant..

    I ride with a Deviant and it is incredibly well vented. It is super comfy and confidence inspiring due to the FF but not bulky or heavy. I have the composite model, as I couldn’t justify the cost of carbon. Great helmet, and a way cool looking.

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    any body have a link to check out the Deviant? Is it sold in the US?

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