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    Full Face Helmets?

    I've noticed quite a few Full Face helmets on SoMo posts (and SoMo). I've been thinking about asking the Birthday Fairy for one. Any recommendations? I know I could ask in other forums but I wanted to ask the locals which ones you prefer in our climate.

    My buddy back in NorCal rides with a Giro Remedy and he seems to like it.

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    Whichever fits your head, your budget, and (in my case) your ego the best.

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    Shockrwave has it right, what fits your head and your budget.

    As a personal preference I won't ride with a non DOT approved full face anymore.

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    I just picked up one of these Rockgardn helmets on closeout. DOT approved.

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    I walked into Cactus bikes and tried on everything in my size and just bought what felt the best. It happened to be a $130 Bell.

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    I like the remedy, I also like the 661 Evolution. The 661 pops up on chainlove a lot for cheap.
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    If you're looking for a lightweight breathable one the specialized deviant is awesome, but it is not DOT or even close. hahaha In the past 2 years I've been thru 3 of 'em.

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    did the deviant save your face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88mustanggt
    did the deviant save your face?
    Probably not it still looks kinda funky!
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    On a side note my Giro Remedy has taken a lot of abuse for not being DOT approved. Vents well and the padding can be removed to be washed. You can find them fairly cheap too. The deviant would be a good xc/all mountain helmet though since they are extremely light but still offer the full face protection. My broken halo IPA is getting warm...cheers!
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    [QUOTE=sixsixtysix]Shockrwave has it right, what fits your head and your budget.

    As a personal preference I won't ride with a non DOT approved full face anymore.[/QUOTE


    Background story???

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    I had a Bell ballistic and it took a decent beating for several years. ran it into trees and rocks. I eventualy split it on a little get off at NRA. It was lighter than my current 661 Strike. My current feels more substancial but I have not tested it any where near my last lid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike-e
    If you're looking for a lightweight breathable one the specialized deviant is awesome, but it is not DOT or even close. hahaha In the past 2 years I've been thru 3 of 'em.
    The Deviant is SNELL rated, which if I recall from my moto-x days always meant a better rating than DOT. Is this different for the MTB world? I've always bought helmets with SNELL ratings because I thought they were more rigorously tested.
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    I asked the birthday fairy for a Giro Remedy (White/Green with Zombies!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyMonkey
    I asked the birthday fairy for a Giro Remedy (White/Green with Zombies!)
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    Met Parachutes? I mean, I don't know how much protection you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Mikey
    I just picked up one of these Rockgardn helmets on closeout. DOT approved.
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    From what I learned at motorcycle school... all that the DOT (Department of Transportation) approved means is that the helmet consists of three elements...
    1 A hard outer shell
    2 A rigid foam core
    3 A soft inner foam for your wearing pleasure
    I'm not aware if there is a Snell rated helmet for the mtb world, but to earn a Snell rating the helmet has to hold up to rigorous impact testing to make sure that it will actually protect your fragile head in the event of a crash. (like mountainflow mentioned)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NMPhi767
    Messerschmitt or Mustang?
    Mustang

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    [QUOTE=bobo_krkk_NIN]
    Quote Originally Posted by sixsixtysix
    Shockrwave has it right, what fits your head and your budget.

    As a personal preference I won't ride with a non DOT approved full face anymore.[/QUOTE


    Background story???

    Background Story... Um, 15 years of playing hockey and 10 years of mountain biking has let to too many concussions to not take the extra precaution.

    That and a good crash in a non DOT helmet usually results in replacing the helmet. I have seen non DOT Troy Lee's D2's and 661's have the face guard either "compromised" or completely shattered on gnarlier face first crashes.

    I just picked up a 661 Fenix a few weeks back at Ride Now in Chandler. $400 helmet on close out for $120 and it already saved my noggin 2 weeks ago when I left a 12 foot long divot on Geronimo with my head. Helmet has a few scratches, my head was fine, my arm, well not so much

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    If you are worried and want to be cautious than you need to put away any helmet, even DOT / SNELL after an impact. Even a 4' drop to a hard surface without a head in the helmet is enough to compromise the integrity.

    If I remember correctly DOT tests the impact protection of the top of the helmet while SNELL tests top and sides and I think does repeated drops to the top. But that is going on memory from 5 yrs ago.
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    I have a few helmets

    Fox v3 dot helmet: its big, gets quite hot above 90, little air flow but its light as hell for a dot.

    specialized deviant: my all around helmet for everything including trailriding, trust it to do its job, lightwieght,tons of air flow, comfy, adjustable so that haircut dosent make the helmet too big and the S offers crash replacment. On my second in 3.5 years

    troy d2 comfy, not as hot has more vents then v3, lighter , and most of all looks the best out of the 3 but seriuosly I have only had it a few months but no complaints yet.
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