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    MET Helmets

    Who has tried MET Helmets and what do you think of them?

    Need a helmet and just want to know your opinions.

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    They are not tested to the same standards as helmets in the U.S. Might want to have a look at the Speshy Deviant .

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    So are they not made as strong? How are they tested differently?

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    Also, How are Giro Helmets? Has anyone tried the Giro Phase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minnewasta_angler
    Also, How are Giro Helmets? Has anyone tried the Giro Phase?
    Go to your LBS and try on some helmets. Fit is everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    They are not tested to the same standards as helmets in the U.S.
    That's rubbish, most helmets sold in the US are CPSC approved, CPSC is very
    similar to the european EN1078 standard, on the other hand the Snell B95
    standard are more exacting but most helmets these days will not meet them,
    the exception is Spezialized these are all Snell approved.
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    My LBS only has one in stock. It is a MET and if fit perfectly but its not the style I want so I am just trying to figure out what I want now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velopax
    That's rubbish, most helmets sold in the US are CPSC approved, CPSC is very
    similar to the european EN1078 standard, on the other hand the Snell B95
    standard are more exacting but most helmets these days will not meet them,
    the exception is Spezialized these are all Snell approved.


    They may be similar , but they are not the same , need to keep your facts straight .

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    I use helmets now for 20 years, I had Giros, Bell, Spezielized and now a MET Kaos,
    they are all OK, but the fit is most important
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    They may be similar , but they are not the same , need to keep your facts straight .
    Correct, and there are helmets sold in Europe that pass their standard, but not the US helmet standards.

    Whether it actually makes a significant difference in protection is debatable.
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    I have the MET Kaos Ultimalite and the MET Parachute, haven't had to test them yet but I love my Ultimalite.

    Personally I'm not worried that it's tested by the EU standards and not the US.
    Here are the standards:
    EU : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EN_1078
    US: http://www.bhsi.org/standard.htm#CPSC

    Specialized had to recall one of their light helmets http://www.bhsi.org/up0712.htm Makes me wonder how it made it to the consumer market.

    In the end, ANY helmet is better than none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Correct, and there are helmets sold in Europe that pass their standard, but not the US helmet standards.
    Whether it actually makes a significant difference in protection is debatable.
    I definitely doubt there is a difference in protection, the difference are more in methods
    of testing and interpretation of the results, to claim or believe the US standard is better than the EU
    standard is nonsense, or maybe the AS/NZS 2063 standard (Australia+New Zealand) is
    better? some so called experts believe this standard is "better" than the Snell B95, but
    who knows? It would be better and less confusing to have one ISO standard.
    Last edited by velopax; 06-25-2010 at 09:59 PM.
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    I have a MET estro
    it has more material over the eye brow and more material at the back plus lower on the back than my old specialized
    based on the that, I wouldn't say it is any less safe

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    I run a giro E2 for MTB and A Met Inferno for road both are a great fit for me. If i was to choose only one it would probably be the Met
    cheers
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