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    Need a new helmet

    Im looking for a new helmet and I have it down to
    Fly racing Freestone Fly Racing Freestone Helmet 2015 > Apparel > Helmets > Men's Helmets | Jenson USA

    7Idp M2 7Idp M2 Helmet > Apparel > Helmets > Men's Helmets | Jenson USA

    Mavic Crossride Mavic Crossride Helmet > Apparel > Helmets > Men's Helmets | Jenson USA

    IXS Trail RS iXS Trail RS Helmet > Apparel > Helmets > Men's Helmets | Jenson USA

    Looking for some feed back from people that might have one of them and how you like them.

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    None of those, but I just purchased a bontrager rally. Pretty good.

    about eleventy times better than the "skateboard" style helmet I had before... heavy, and only 6 odd cooling holes right up the top. Plus no adjustable fit.

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    I've a IXS Trail RS and love it. Had a TLD A1 before and wouldn't compare the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonNI View Post
    I've a IXS Trail RS and love it. Had a TLD A1 before and wouldn't compare the two.
    Thanks the IXS is at the top of the list it looks like the best vented of the bunch.

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    I own 7 helmets, and 3 of them are Fly Racing Freestones. When I go to grab a helmet, it's usually one of the 3 Freestones. The fit is spot on, for me. Great ventilation, for me, and they look good. The 7idp helmet is virtually the exact same helmet as the Freestone. The reason I know this is because I purchased one from Jenson USA when I purchased my last Freestone from then. When I got them I compared them side by side and they were identical. So I sent the 7idp back. I also have a TLD A1, and like it very much also. My other 3 are 2 Urge helmets and 1 MET, Parabellum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser View Post
    Thanks the IXS is at the top of the list it looks like the best vented of the bunch.
    Reason I didn't like the A1 was its lack of venting.

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    I'm looking for a new helmet too, so thanks for the reviews. For me the three things that are most important are size, venting, and clean.

    I've got a big head, so I need an XL helmet. One of my last helmets, I ended up taking all the straps and adjustable headband stuff out and it fit better with basic foam pads. Lost some ventilation, but it fit better.

    Ventilation, get one with a bug screen, and doesn't buildup heat around the face. I wear glasses, and they've fogged up before because I couldn't get enough airflow around my face once I stopped or slowed down.

    Clean. This is getting more important to me because I don't want a super funky helmet. Replaceable pads that actually stick to the inside of the helmet are a must. One of the reasons I took the guts out of my current helmet was because the velcro glue melted and wouldn't hold anymore.
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    The Fly and IXS look good. like the bug proof esh. I wouldn't get anything withut trying it on, though.

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