• 04-27-2006
    DM-SC
    Inexpensive Fullface Helmet
    Well, I didn't think I'd ever post in the DH/Freeride section...

    I had jaw surgery 4 weeks ago. I went to the doc this morning and after a bit of discusion, he told me I could start riding off-road again. He strongly recomend ed that I wear a fullface helmet instead of the typical XC lid.

    Any suggestions on an inexspensive FF helmet?

    Any particular brands/models that are light with good ventilation?
  • 04-27-2006
    lebikerboy
    We sell a lot of these to folks converting from XC helmets...
    http://www.bellbikehelmets.com/produ...l.asp?prodID=6
  • 04-28-2006
    paintmc
    I use a Mace Hammer. Pretty good helmet for a budget helmet.
  • 04-28-2006
    Sombrio69
    661-Full Comp. only 80$ and pritty good. has several ventalation vents.and pritty stong. i have one and it is great, the only complant i have is that the visor doesnt go up quit as far as i would like.
  • 04-28-2006
    DM-SC
    Thanks!

    I found a Pryme AL on e-bay for $60. :D
  • 04-28-2006
    the deanage
    lids
    I gots d Pryme too! Luv it.:cool:
  • 04-28-2006
    todd_freeride
    good choice, I as well have that helmet. great helmet, well ventillated too.
  • 04-29-2006
    TWISTED
    I paid $375 for my Fox V3 and $349 for my D2 carbon, maybe I just value my head a little more than saving a couple bucks.:rolleyes:

    Sounds like you should get a Giro switchblade or similar fullface XC helmet.
  • 04-29-2006
    DM-SC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TWISTED
    I paid $375 for my Fox V3 and $349 for my D2 carbon, maybe I just value my head a little more than saving a couple bucks.:rolleyes:

    Sounds like you should get a Giro switchblade or similar fullface XC helmet.

    Sure...IF Giro still made the Switchblade...which they don't (:mad: )...it would, indeed, be a great choice.

    I agree that "if you have a cheap head, get a cheap helmet". I also think that paying $200-$400 for a helmet is not required to get good protection. The law of deminshing returns is kicking in pretty hard around your "$349" and "$375" price points.

    And, paying for a triple digit helmet is even less called for IF you're like me and are only going to be riding XC.
  • 04-29-2006
    MonkeyBidnezz
    I think the Azonic Fury is a pretty good bang for the buck. $62.99 for a great looking helmet and sweet brand.

    It's all a personal taste, but I think they look worlds better than the Pryme's I've seen in person.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Helmet+06.aspx
  • 04-30-2006
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DM-SC
    Thanks!

    I found a Pryme AL on e-bay for $60. :D

    don't buy it if it is used
  • 04-30-2006
    mr2monster
    The Wal Mart by my place has Bell full face helmets for cheap... like 25 bucks cheap. Say what you will but i compared mine with a Bell FF from Performance bikes today and the only difference was the design on the side. EVERYTHING down to the padding on teh inside was the same. The one at Performance was 79.99
  • 04-30-2006
    fred.r
    661 makes a few cheaper full faces, I don't remember what they are called but I got one.
    I've taken 2 semi-hits to the helmet and have walked away brain damage free. I can't personally atest to the full on full-face helmet experance but my 661 (fullcomp??) has made it w/ minimal scratches on two head contacts, one of them resulting in a seperated sholder w/ plenty of torn ligiments.
    For light DH/FR (no bigger than 30ft) I'd say it's ok, not great, but ok.
  • 04-30-2006
    DM-SC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    don't buy it if it is used

    Yuck! That would be gross! :p

    Seriously, it was listed as "NEW"...I guess I'll see when it gets here later this week...
  • 04-30-2006
    mtbzone
    Are you in your Pryme???
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DM-SC
    Well, I didn't think I'd ever post in the DH/Freeride section...

    I had jaw surgery 4 weeks ago. I went to the doc this morning and after a bit of discusion, he told me I could start riding off-road again. He strongly recomend ed that I wear a fullface helmet instead of the typical XC lid.

    Any suggestions on an inexspensive FF helmet?

    Any particular brands/models that are light with good ventilation?

    Pryme Gear
  • 04-30-2006
    bleu
    The only reason to justify spending $300-$400 on a helmet is if you are getting a moto helmet with DOT certification. A Troy Lee D2 is just bling, and not going to "protect" your head any better.