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    New question here. Im looking for a full face helmet...How bout this?

    Hey, Im looking for a full face helmet to start to take on DH courses . I just have my XC helmet. How about this one? http://www.jcwhitney.com/webapp/wcs/...atalogId=10111
    Is there a difference between dirt bike helmets and bmx/dh helmets?

    Any suggestions would help,
    Thanks

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    Its only your head so what does the quality of the helmet matter.......right?
    I think i would look for a better helmet!
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    Moto helmets are much heavier and bulkier, especially cheap ones!! My $400 moto helmet, which is the lightest out right now (Fox V3 white wall) weights 2.9 lbs, a $50 Giro Mad Max II is 43oz.... like 2.7 lbs.

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    Moto helmets will also get much warmer inside. Moto helmets are designed to take harder and faster impacts, while bike helmets will absorb some of the smaller stuff.

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    I happen to like my azonic fury helmet. I havnt crashed it yet but its very comfortable and you can get them for about $70.
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    im looking into a fury
    does it stay cool?

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    So I think i may get one of the two...the Fury or the Mad Max II. Is there advantages from one over the other, cooler, lighter or what? I am purchasing one this week because my dad and bro are heading up to Plattekill this weekend. I think i should pick up one of these instead of my XC helmet huh?

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    A moto helmet (DOT or SNELL certified) will be hotter and heavier, but is far more likely to save your head in a large crash. Current full-face DH helmets (EXCEPT the Giro Remedy) are simply BMX helmets, or you could say that they're XC helmets with faceguards. In my opinion, they do not provide enough protection for DHing. DOT moto helmets are overkill for DH, but at this point in time, there's only one helmet certification standard for DH (ASTM on the Giro Remedy), but it's relatively unproven and nobody knows exactly what's what at this point. So, right now, seeing as how I don't have any better options, I ride/race DH in a DOT moto helmet. For lighter duty stuff a CPSC (MTB) fullface helmet will be fine, but for anything lift-served, I'd say go DOT. It's worth it.
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    Well, it will be our first at DH trails. So i do not think I will need the moto helmet, we will not be tackling expert terrain or anything. I think i will stick with the MTB helmet. I mean what does everyone else reccomend, moto or mtb, i think mtb will do just fine protection wise, lighter and cooler too.
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    those helmets are really hot, but they Meet or exceed DOT specifications so they are safe
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    I just picked up a TLD SE and love it. I don't notice a significant weight difference over my Bellistic and the ventilation is just as good, not to mention that it breathes much better. Totally worth the extra protection.

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    This is a sweet lid.
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    That TLD is a little too expensive for me ...I'm looking to spend 50-75.

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    I grabbed a Giro Remedy. Love it so far, and was not a bad price. $96.00 out the door


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    Quote Originally Posted by treksession7
    I grabbed a Giro Remedy. Love it so far, and was not a bad price. $96.00 out the door


    yea i really like the remedy especially for the price, i would get it in black

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    dude you should try some armadillo helmets they prevent Mutants Like Xavier from X-Men from reading your mind and gives GREAT protection also it gives an old fashion mood to the ride as if some lucky charms dudes were arround you throwing marshmellows




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    Quote Originally Posted by FxFvD
    dude you should try some armadillo helmets they prevent Mutants Like Xavier from X-Men from reading your mind and gives GREAT protection also it gives an old fashion mood to the ride as if some lucky charms dudes were arround you throwing marshmellows




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    Haha, what if i hit the ground really hard and the armidillos guts get all in my hair?

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    Now what would be the difference here between this giro remedy and fury or the mad max II other than price?

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    different brand
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    No quality, cooling, or protection differences?

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    Or how about this Azonic T-55? Looks different.
    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=2652

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    That Azonic looks to be a good deal (T-55 at wheelworld), or they have the Fury for $62.99 at Jenson http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Helmet+06.aspx

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    thats pretty ugly. if u want the most for your money get the giro rembey or mad max II
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