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    New question here. Helmet and Armor, what to buy?

    I need to get a fullface helmet, budget is 80$, what are some good helmets in or around that price range; and before I get to crazy I need to get a chest protector, arm and leg guards. What are some good companies for crash protection and helmets?

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    I am very happy with my very basic Fox knee/shin pads. I used to have just their shin pads but I kept whacking my knee on my stem. Their full set pads were real cheap online, I think at Pricepoint.com. Although they don't have a strap around the top above the knee. Since I usually where pants this isn't really a problem. I would recommend making sure your leg armor has a plastic outer shell. Slides nicer under clothing and repels dings well.

    I have 661 fore arm/elbow pads and love them. They seem like they would be uncomfortable or too hot when wearing them in the shop or at home but as soon as you start riding you forget they are even there. These are a must.

    As for helmet, good luck. I have been trying to find a cheap full-face helmet (i assume you want a full-face for extreme stuff?) for under $40-50 for a while now. finally found a good/cheap one at Jensonusa.com but it was a small...

    Wanna buy a small Bellistic helmet? I'll sell it real cheap.

    Expect to pay at least $65 for the helmet but the pads you can usuall find on sale. Bell makes the Bellistic in that price range and it seems to be real good.

    Pricepoint.com
    Jensonusa.com
    Cambriabikes.com
    Airbomb.com

    Those are good places to start.
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    Pryme AL

    took the advice on another forum and bought the pryme AL full face, comfy with lots of vents. haven't tried it in the summer, tho.

    http://danscomp.com/ has em for $65. fast shipping, too.

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    Greenfish

    Greenfish Sports has a 661 Full Bravo in red or grey (all sizes) for $68.95. See link below

    http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...ROD&ProdID=518

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    Roach/Race Face Rally FR arm & leg armor

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnstone_45
    I need to get a fullface helmet, budget is 80$, what are some good helmets in or around that price range; and before I get to crazy I need to get a chest protector, arm and leg guards. What are some good companies for crash protection and helmets?
    The Roach/Race Face Rally FR arm and leg armor work well and are very comfortable. I've been riding with them for two seasons now and they are holding up well. Not to mention they've saved me a trip to the emergency room on more than one occasion.

    http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Pads/product_122797.shtml

    http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Pads/product_122799.shtml

    www.mtnhighcyclery.com has the leg armor for $52.95 and the arm armor for $34.95

    Awesome protection for the price....
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