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    Helmet advice?

    We all know Chris king makes great stuff we know why its so great.
    What makes a great helmet?
    I've always bought a "last years model" for $50.
    Am i making a huge mistake?
    thanks

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    A helmet is a helmet. More expensive ones are usually just lighter, fancier, better venting etc.they all will protect the brain the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henrymiller1
    We all know Chris king makes great stuff we know why its so great.
    What makes a great helmet?
    I've always bought a "last years model" for $50.
    Am i making a huge mistake?
    thanks
    I'm with you. All of my helmets are $100-150 models bought for $35-70. I sure can't see buying this year's "new color" for full price.

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    I think that last years High end helmets are going to be more or less as good as this years helmets, but I don't know if thats what the OP was really asking.

    If you're buying cheap helmets in general, from somewhere like academy sports, the fit may not be as comfortable and the venting will probably not be quite as good.

    FWIW, I just got a Giro helmet and the venting, padding and weight were well worth the 70 bucks I paid. I think Giro is a nice value for what you get, and I'm a very cheap college student.
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    Thanks for help

    Thanks for input. $60 for last years $100 helmet works for me. I just wondered if i was missing something.
    I usually buy Giro and have been happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark
    A helmet is a helmet. More expensive ones are usually just lighter, fancier, better venting etc.they all will protect the brain the same.
    I would agree with this as long as the helmet is certified (EN 1078, CPSC and/or CE certified). I would HIGHLY recommend buying new as a helmet that has experienced a decent impact could potentially be compromised. A risk not worth taking IMO.

    That said, this season, I have been using Kali Protective helmets (DH and XC) all season and have nothing but great things to say about them; certified, light, comfortable, well ventilated and awesome looking (which of course, is the most important thing ).
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