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    Good Helmets?

    im going to be doing XC riding, city and dirt jumping. What is a good helmet to look into getting for the type of riding im going to be doing. Might be a stupid question but im just wondering. I will delete this thread once a get a response. Thanks

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    just find a helmet that fits your head properly. cheap helmets are just as safe as expensive ones, the more expensive helmets just have more vents and are lighter weight. if your serious about dirt jumping you might want to get a helmet that provides a bit more coverage like a bmx style helmet or even a full face helmet.

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    pro-tec

    http://pro-tec.net/bike/helmets_overall.html

    i got a protec classic off jensonusa.com for 25.99 after price match, i hear the ace is more comfortable then in the classic though, the classic is a 2 impact helmet then its done.

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    i have a full face helmet that came with my atv that ill prob use when doing xc but i just need something for round town and jumping

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    Helmets are a preferance/fit thing. You need to try several on to find the right one.
    I like Bell helmets. Most of them fit my head perfect.
    Giro makes good stuff, but I have found them to be pretty shallow, seeming like they fit high on my head. Funny, because they are the same company.
    I do like the Giro Remedy for my full face helmet, that fits nice.
    For my regular everyday do it all helmet I use a Bell Variant. Great helmet.
    Try before you buy. The internet is a bad way to purchase a helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TREK_RIDA
    i have a full face helmet that came with my atv that ill prob use when doing xc but i just need something for round town and jumping
    A full face for xc? is this a joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann
    Try before you buy. The internet is a bad way to purchase a helmet.
    +1

    Almost, if not as important as bike fit.

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    I REAALLY like my specialized tactic. I have a big head, and it fits without issue. None of the Giro's or bell's felt right.

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    Love my Fox Flux! I've also used Giro/Bell, and Specialized.

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    Go anywhere that sells helmets. A bike shop may give you more variety than say Wal-Mart. Find four or five different helmets that are in your price range. Try one on, make the needed adjustments so that it fits you properly, then wear it around for a few minutes. If it's comfortable then buy it. If not try the next helmet. That's what I did and after trying on a few helmets I went with the Specialized Air Force 3. Decently light and good ventilation. $40. As another post stated, they're all safe regardless of price. They're rated by the same agency, Snell I think and there is another that I can't think of right now. I'm sure you won't have any trouble finding something comfortable in you price range.
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