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    Need helmet advice

    Im just started in getting back into riding. All my life i never wore a helmet ( ya it was stuipd) But im hoping to get more aggresive riding. Im still a newb, not to biking, but to aggresive off road stuff. Anyways, i need a helmet. I was thinking in a full face one, since i felt more safe with one when i rode dirtbikes and such. Any recomendations? thanks in advance
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    Specialized Deviant, Pryme Al, Troy Lee Designs D2, etc... really depends on your price range but those are the one's i'll be looking at... i've been using my Pryme Al and have been very happy with it... It's pretty cool too and has saved me from one serious crash and is still running good... XD

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    I just picked up my first full face hemet. It is a giro remedy 07. Got it from performance bikes for $100. Awesome colors lots of cooling vents

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    I wore a full face for about a year. #1 it got to small. and #2 I like to breath at least for me the full face gets really really hot. Maybe because I ride in Cali? idk but I dont like them.
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    i ride in cali too... and i even climb with my pryme al... it's really not that hot... the vents are awesome... in terms of keeping cool... check out the pryme al and specialized deviants... their supposed to be the coolest... also check out this thread...

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=251233

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    Yeah, I had a 661, it was the cheapist of the bunch maybe that's why. But you really dont need a full face unless you ride DH or extreem freeride. For me right now for winter I have a BMX helmet with a few more holes drilled in it. Im planning on buying a better summer helmet when the time comes.
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    haha... now for winter i go everywhere with my full face... even commuting... people give me wierd looks at traffic lights... lol. I'm not too extreme either but better to be safe then sorry cause things always happen when you dont have it... like me busting up my knees the week before my pads came or my face planting in to a treebrance the week before my full face came... lol

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    hey motor monkey... you in the bay area??? east bay too? cool... hit me up, we should ride... btw, just added you in myspace...

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    Yeah, Im in the east bay. Story about full face. When i was wearing mine I would get weird looks on the street, but one day I got T Boned at an intersection. (not at like 40 mph but i still flew 20 feet) that helmet probably saved my life. And you might ask why I dont wear one? Cause I dont want to spend my money
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    Thanks for all the advice. I know i dont need a full face, but i want to be safe. And since im planing on doing some more aggresive stuff, it would be best. I might get the giro remedy.

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    I haven't taken the plunge to a FF...yet. If I keep going more and more agressive, I may consider the Al. For now, I'm using a 3/4 (or what could be called a skater style, but with more vents).

    It really is a personal decision. If you feel that the extra protection is warranted, then by all means, grab one and, most importantly, wear it. Myself, I wouldn't mind a 3/4 with a removable bar (a la the old Switchblades) but as they seem to have gone the way of the dodo, I'll have to see what sort of mood I'm in when I am getting the next helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho Mike
    I haven't taken the plunge to a FF...yet. If I keep going more and more agressive, I may consider the Al. For now, I'm using a 3/4 (or what could be called a skater style, but with more vents).

    It really is a personal decision. If you feel that the extra protection is warranted, then by all means, grab one and, most importantly, wear it. Myself, I wouldn't mind a 3/4 with a removable bar (a la the old Switchblades) but as they seem to have gone the way of the dodo, I'll have to see what sort of mood I'm in when I am getting the next helmet.
    i think there's a current german company which makes a 3/4 helmet with a removable face mask... they're darn expensive though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baddogg79
    Thanks for all the advice. I know i dont need a full face, but i want to be safe. And since im planing on doing some more aggresive stuff, it would be best. I might get the giro remedy.
    This is the one I just got
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    good looking helmet, little flashy for my tastes, Im going to go with the matte black one once i got the cash

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    picked this one up at my lbs. I got it for cost since the decortive chrome peice in the front it cracked




    its fits nice and snug. Good vents so far, since it was about 38 today.

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    I just changed to a Specialized Deviant. While this seems like a great helmet and it has been very cold it is tough to get used to. I have ridden in about 10 times in the last few weeks. I am still planning on using it only for the next year as my face, jaw, teeth, eyes etc are worth it.

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