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    Helmet differences

    I am in the market for a new helmet. I really do not like the look of the standard mtn bike helmet. Are the old school skate/ bike helmet as protective as the space style helmets?

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    They may be more protective as they cover more of the head.

    I like this Fox.
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...n+Helmet.aspx#

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    fox transition is a bmx skate style helmet, it gets pretty hot in there. Gyro makes a bmx style helmet also. I can attest to the durability of the transition. Try the flux its not bad looking and has good ventilation which you might care about on some of the longer rides when its warmer out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    They may be more protective as they cover more of the head.

    I like this Fox.
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...n+Helmet.aspx#

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    I really like that style as well

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    check out the protec cyphon

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    Quote Originally Posted by monstertiki
    fox transition is a bmx skate style helmet, it gets pretty hot in there. Gyro makes a bmx style helmet also. I can attest to the durability of the transition. Try the flux its not bad looking and has good ventilation which you might care about on some of the longer rides when its warmer out.
    I've had a Fox flux for a year or so and like it a lot. It seems to fit over my head better, not on top like a mushroom (like so many other xc helmets). Without its visor the flux actually looks very similiar to a skate style helmet. Also, check out the 661 Recon, it was unavailable when I was looking, but I think you can get them now. If you are riding for any distance you will appreciate vents.
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    imo bmw helmets get way too hot for any extended riding but they are just as safe.

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    I just got this helmet, THE F-14 I like it. Visor is removable.


    https://www.the-industries.com/tfh-13.html

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    I use both helmets (typical XC and BMX/skate style) and the skate helmet is heavier, hotter, and cooler looking. The skate helmet is a multi-hit design, but that may not be a good thing for overall protection. I have cracked a traditional XC helmet and it saved my butt. Had it been my skate helmet it would probably had been a harder impact to my skull.

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