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    Looking For DOT approved helmet

    Looking for a moto-x helmet that it really going to protect my knoggin. I'm currently riding with a 661 strike helmet and crashes still rock my head pretty hard, there just isn't enough padding in that thing on top. I'm sure there are plenty of you on here that ride helmets like the one I'm looking for. Wanting to stay under 250 $'s.

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    Are your falls taken at high speeds? If you falls are more medium to slower speeds, whether it's to a hard surface like trees or rocks, or softer surfaces like loose dirt, bushes, etc., a helmet that meets the standards for DH will actually absorb even the harder, relatively slower speed impacts more effectively than a DOT helmet. The problem becomes when the impacts are just as hard but at higher speeds, a DH helmet will still absorb the forces better initially, but it will run out of absorbtion before the energy is dispersed. You will actually feel the small to medium impacts more in a moto helmet. FWIW. DOT helmets are great when used as designed, but not necessarily a higher level of protection for everyone.

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    ^ ^ Truth. I picked up a moto lid for DH race use where the crashed often take pace at a high rate of speed. I'd like to also have a regular bike full face for free ride as their better designed for the rate of impact one can expect when hitting drops and the such.

    Anyhwo.. if you do need DOT, I'm really enjoying my 661 Flight helmet. I recommend.

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    the fox v3 is a great DOT helmet
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    Azonic/Oneal 700 series
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    LOVE my Fox V3. Plays nice with my Leatt as well.
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    If anyone is curious this is what tests a DOT helmet goes through.

    http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...T-standard.htm

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    The Shoei VFX-W gets my vote. Light, low profile, vents really well and it just looks badass.


    *I do not own this helmet, I've had a chance to ride with it.

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    Oneal 9 series.

    Carbon fiber/ kevlar hybrid

    on sale at cyclegear for $160


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    Pricepoint has a great deal on AXO MX helmets for less then $60 if you fit a medium or large. They been around since I rode motocross in the 80's. There are two different types and they are snell and DOT approved:

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/178...ace-Helmet.htm

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/178...ce-Helmets.htm

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    I'm lovin my rockgardn blacklite, cheap, light, DOT approved and NOT SNELL, comfey
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    +1 for the AXO fits nicely (granted thats a person to person thing) and feels ultra padded, but I will say its' not the lightest out there.
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    The new Kali helmets are pretty impressive, check them out if you get the chance.

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    +1 for the Rockgardn Blacklite. Best fitting helmet i've ever owned.

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    oneal

    go for the oneal 900 series. i love mine. its light and breathable just talk with a salesperson about sizing or try one on. (this goes for any helmet really) don't just order one online.

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