Helmet question- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Helmet question

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kendogg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    765

    Helmet question

    I noticed that my latest helmet is cracked, and I went shopping today for a new lid. I like the Giro Xen, and have found a place that has them cheap, but they only have them in black and poop brown. I typically try to get white or silver due to our warm sun, but I can get one of these for ~$65. Do those of you with darker colored helmets notice if the helmet is any hotter? I hate to buy one at full retail, as I only seem to get about 6 mos. out of a helmet.
    .....

  2. #2
    Wait, what!?
    Reputation: Enduroblood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    742
    Never bothered me. Maybe because the vents are fairly large, and let in a bunch of air? Maybe its too hot outside to realize it? Whatever it is, I like it and dont have a single heat complaint about it.


  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: nova rio's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    49
    I have a black/silver Bell Slant (excellent helmet). No heat issues at all. A long long time ago I insisted on white. Then I got cool. I have never been hot since.

  4. #4
    Ouch, I am hot!
    Reputation: Dirdir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,764
    Quote Originally Posted by nova rio
    I have a black/silver Bell Slant (excellent helmet). No heat issues at all. A long long time ago I insisted on white. Then I got cool. I have never been hot since.
    You must not ride in Phoenix or Tucson then.
    I AM JUST A JERK

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: nova rio's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    49
    Only every day. But my head is not hot because of the helmet color. It's hot because of the heat.

  6. #6

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    100

    You know what they say... once you go black...

    I've been accused of being a hot head, but I don't think it has anything to do with my choice in helmet color...

    FWIW, I have the flat black/grey camo Fox Flux and I have no complaints about it being hotter than any other (lighter) color. The big vents let in plenty of air. I'm in a little cooler climate than you tho (Prescott), so YMMV...

  7. #7
    EDR
    Reputation: eatdrinkride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    9,640
    Where is this deal at?

    My Xen is cracked and I have been looking for a deal on a new black one. I've worn black for years with no complaints. I mean after all, between the thin black shell and my head is about an inch of insulating foam.

  8. #8
    oh Lucky me
    Reputation: Exodus11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    705
    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    Where is this deal at?

    seriously?!?!
    ...Dying is the easy part, its living that's the challenge...

  9. #9
    EDR
    Reputation: eatdrinkride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    9,640
    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus11
    seriously?!?!
    Ya.

    What am I missing?

  10. #10
    oh Lucky me
    Reputation: Exodus11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    705
    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    Ya.

    What am I missing?
    EDR, i was gearing my reply towards kendogg, id love to know where to get one at that price
    ...Dying is the easy part, its living that's the challenge...

  11. #11
    EDR
    Reputation: eatdrinkride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    9,640
    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus11
    EDR, i was gearing my reply towards kendogg, id love to know where to get one at that price
    Ahh...now it makes sense.

    You can get an '06 from (Poor)Performance Bikes for $79 plus 10% off. You gotta love pink though. I only paid around $60 for my current Xen about 2 years ago. It was a closeout item. I've been watching them for weeks now but haven't seen any for anywhere near that price. I'm determined not to spend more than 70 bucks on this thing.

  12. #12
    oh Lucky me
    Reputation: Exodus11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    705
    tomorrow (i believe) chainlove.com is going to be having a 4 hour block of Mountain Bike related items. i believe today was roadies...

    between 8a and 12p or 10a and 2pm or something like that....
    ...Dying is the easy part, its living that's the challenge...

  13. #13
    oh Lucky me
    Reputation: Exodus11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    705
    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus11
    tomorrow (i believe) chainlove.com is going to be having a 4 hour block of Mountain Bike related items. i believe today was roadies...

    between 8a and 12p or 10a and 2pm or something like that....
    here....
    Attached Images Attached Images
    ...Dying is the easy part, its living that's the challenge...

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kendogg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    765
    The deal is at wheelworld. It's $79 and they have the coupon code :CHILL for 20% off. Wednesday is the last night for the coupon. Get it while it's hot.
    .....

  15. #15
    EDR
    Reputation: eatdrinkride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    9,640
    Quote Originally Posted by kendogg
    The deal is at wheelworld. It's $79 and they have the coupon code :CHILL for 20% off. Wednesday is the last night for the coupon. Get it while it's hot.
    Thanks for the hook-up.

    What the heck is 'sepia'? Brown maybe. I might order that one just for the fun of it.

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.