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    Bonking ... not feelin' well The helmet is toast.....

    I pulled an awesome bonehead move today. My giro havoc helmet is toast. I was riding my bike on some easy single track, lost my balance, went down and smacked the side of my head on a railroad tie laying along the road. The helmet isn't cracked, but pretty scraped up and I know the giro helmet is only made for 1 crash. So I tried on a replacement helmet at Dick's Sporting Goods today.

    The only giro helmet they had was the indicator and it hurt my head. I tried on a bell helmet and the bell citi series black helmet fit nicely. Anyone have this helmet? Is it a good helmet compared to a giro havoc?

    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...id=body_rv_txt

    It doesn't look as cool as the giro havoc, but hell if it protects my noggin well then I could care less how dorky I look.

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    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNickels
    I pulled an awesome bonehead move today. My giro havoc helmet is toast. I was riding my bike on some easy single track, lost my balance, went down and smacked the side of my head on a railroad tie laying along the road. The helmet isn't cracked, but pretty scraped up and I know the giro helmet is only made for 1 crash. So I tried on a replacement helmet at Dick's Sporting Goods today.

    The only giro helmet they had was the indicator and it hurt my head. I tried on a bell helmet and the bell citi series black helmet fit nicely. Anyone have this helmet? Is it a good helmet compared to a giro havoc?

    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...id=body_rv_txt

    It doesn't look as cool as the giro havoc, but hell if it protects my noggin well then I could care less how dorky I look.
    you were riding singletrack and hit a railroad tie? you do understand that singletrack doesn't have anything to do with railroad tracks right??

    oh, and that helmet you are looking at is for city riding/commuting.. i have a Bell Influx that I spent about 60 on that fits great, is light, and has lots of venting. your LBS should have them and many others to try on.

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    Sorry, should have clarified. The single track area I was riding is along a nice hilly area with a rail road track. The last part of the ride is a steep downhill that turns about 70 degrees to the right. I lost my grip on the 70 degree turn and toppled over and the railroad tie was laying there after they re-did the ties on the rail road tracks last summer.
    Thank God I had a helmet on or I'd probably have a nasty concussion at the least.

    Can that helmet be used for mountain biking or is just for commuting? Just curious.
    I have a $20 gift card for dick's and a $10 off coupon, so I could get the helmet for like 10 bucks.

    I might just pick the bell citi up for my commuting and bike path rides. That way I can always use it if I wreck another giro helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNickels
    Sorry, should have clarified. The single track area I was riding is along a nice hilly area with a rail road track. The last part of the ride is a steep downhill that turns about 70 degrees to the right. I lost my grip on the 70 degree turn and toppled over and the railroad tie was laying there after they re-did the ties on the rail road tracks last summer.
    Thank God I had a helmet on or I'd probably have a nasty concussion at the least.

    Can that helmet be used for mountain biking or is just for commuting? Just curious.
    I have a $20 gift card for dick's and a $10 off coupon, so I could get the helmet for like 10 bucks.

    I might just pick the bell citi up for my commuting and bike path rides. That way I can always use it if I wreck another giro helmet.
    sure, you can use it on trails, but it doesnt have some of the features, mainly venting, that some of the other models do.

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    OK that was what I wanted to know. I don't mind as much about the vents, and the weight is the same as my old helmet. I just wanted something that was good quality and I could pick up at a decent price. It is a pretty high rated helmet for safety, but aren't all helmets rated the same for 1 crash? Isn't that the law?

    I might just re-order a havoc helmet. Thanks for the link savage.

    I might pick this citi helmet up tomorrow on a whim. Thanks all!

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    crash replacement

    I know bell has a crash replacement policy. they'll give you 25% off a new helmet if you crash and damage your old one. (call the 800 # on the inside of the helmet.) I don't know if giro has the same policy or not.
    And at the end of the day, she smelled of dirt.

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    I can't blame you for re-ordering the Havoc, I just got mine in UPS and love it. I was comparing the Bell Citi to it before I got the Havoc and the Havoc has much nicer ventilation from what I could tell.

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    Well I am glad I didn't get the havoc. I found a helmet that fits even better on me. I dropped by the trek bike shop today and picked up a nice new helmet for 29.99

    I think I got a great deal on this helmet:

    http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?...&bShopOnline=1

    With the extra cash, picked up some riding gloves too.

    Woot woot!

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