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    Non-Fullface FR Helmet?

    I want a non-fullface freeride helmet that would be suitable for park riding and compatible with goggles (I have Spy Targa II's). I already have a fullface if you're wondering.

    I was thinking of buying a Giro Flak or Giro Section, which one of the two would be better for my situation?

    Suggestions for other helmets welcome

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    Look for offerings from ski helmet companies like Bern or POC, they have models with closed cell interiors meant for bike accident impacts but the shells are made to play well with googles.

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    I have a Giro Encore and K2 Rant, I use both for skiing and I was thinking about using my Encore for biking but it gets way too hot (K2 is meant to be worn with a beanie under it). I compared the Flak and Encore side by side (both size M), the Encore has a much thicker EPS shell that made the helmet look super bulky.

    I am specifically looking for a bike helmet, I don't need another ski helmet

    Thanks for your advice anyway
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    Troy lee half shell

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    Quote Originally Posted by skullybones
    Troy lee half shell
    no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by screwyouguysimgoinghome
    no.
    why not? this is exactly what you are looking for. goes well with any goggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    why not? this is exactly what you are looking for. goes well with any goggles.
    not really, I was thinking of a normal helmet thats like 60 bucks or under, such as the Flak or Section I mentioned earilier
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    oh i gottcha man. more of a skate type of lid. check out poc, bern, 661, giro, and protec. all offer very nice skate type helmets.

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    even for dirt jumps ride with full face...your teeth will love you for it
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Not that I think this is a god idea

    another option, I'm looking at for Am and Trail is the Urge failry new

    Fabian Barrel uses the DH FF ver looks very unique and good to see another innovative approach!

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    I was using a ProTec Ace and I liked how it felt. The front end is not as low as a regular dirt lid and fit my goggles(Oakley Crowbars) nicely. With regular dirt lids, the goggles pushed my helmet back slightly and didn't feel as comfortable.
    Not me, but hope this shows what I mean about the Ace -


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    just get a skate lid type dealio like the fox one or whatever. or just get a skate lid
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    I have the giro section as my only helmet. The trails around me aren't muddy/dusty enough warrant goggles but supposedly they are designed to fit well with goggles and eyewear.

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    TA, those urges look pretty sweet... I assume you're refering to the Enduro version?

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