Giro Xen vs. Xar Fit-
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    Giro Xen vs. Xar Fit

    For those that have (or at least tried both), what is the difference in fit/comfort between these two helmets? After two full days of helmet shopping, The Giro Xar was the most comfortable lid that I tried on. I was not able to try the Xen, as I could not find a LBS in a 100 mile radius (so far) that has one. However, I can get one online for less than 1/3 the cost of the Xar. Tempting after all the good reports I've heard. But is the fit much different between the two?

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    I just bought a xen two months ago and love it.... It was a noticable upgrade from my animas, but i have never put on a xar....

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    I am on my second Xen. I cracked the first one in a crash. It basically saved my head from some serious damage. Great coverage and air flow. You can't go wrong with a Xen.

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    Well after another day of shopping, I came home with a Uvex XP 100. The shop I bought it from did have a couple of Xen's in stock, but only in size small with a manufacture date of early 2008. I'm sure the Xen's being advertised online for around $40 are likely as old (if not older). However, I'm very happy with my choice.

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    I have the three helmets you mentioned. I like the Xar the best for its fit and comfort.
    12' Sir9 Rigid
    11' Jabber Rigid
    10 SJ SS rigid
    10' Swork SS 29er
    10' Tallboy
    08' RM Vertex SS

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