pro-tec fullface helmets.

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  • 12-28-2009
    dwyooaj
    pro-tec fullface helmets.
    i am looking toget my first fullface helmet. Currently I wear a pro-tec Cyphon, and in the past used their Ace. They both have fit my headvery will in the Large. So, I'm interested in either the Shovelhead 2 or the Auger, and thought I'd see if anyone had any opinions or feedback on them here. Do they fit the same as the Cyphon? The Auger looks a bit more ventilated and is lighter, but does it have as much protection as the Shovelhead? What kind of chinstrap buckle is on the Shovelhead? Is it ventilated enough? do they both fit the same? I like the way they look, with minimal graphics. Pros/cons of either? My other option, if I was gonna get a DOT helmet is the Rockgardn Blacklite, but it seems like it would be an oven, especially where I live, but is it vented ok? Just getting into downhilling more and thought its time for extra protection, but I dont race or go super gnar. Don't recommend a TLD helmet, out of my budget. Thanks. None of my local shops carry these for me to try out.
  • 12-29-2009
    ksearsor
    check out the giro i just got me a giro ive worn the ace for a long time and stepped up to the giro and like it alot.
  • 12-29-2009
    Lelandjt
    If budget is a concern I can recommend the Azonic or O'neal Fury (same helmet, starting at $60). Reasonable weight, protection, and ventilation. I just upgraded to a TLD for better ventilation. I've seen the composite version for $90 on chainlove.com but a google search comes up with $150:(
    As your first fullface don't discount how much ventilation matters, especially in the mouth piece. If your head is hot and you feel like you're breathing in your own hot breath you'll be tempted to put your half shell back on.

    I just checked out the Shovelhead 2 and it appears to be the same helmet as the Furys but for $15 more. The vents on these three are covered in fabric on the inside and don't breath nearly as well as the wire mesh vents on the TLD.
  • 12-30-2009
    dwyooaj
    Well I went ahead and ordered the Auger. I guess I'll be the guinea pig. I'll post a review down the road. Hope it fits my head shape...
  • 12-30-2009
    Bikesair
    I don't want to be a negative nancy or anything but...are you insane!

    If you buy a helmet you really really need to try it on and talk to someone who knows what a proper fit is. Comfortable does not equal safe. If you get the helmet and it's a bit loose I really doubt your going to return it for the right size and that's kind of an important thing...I guess if you have another helmet reference that's better but still.

    Your head isn't exactly something that you want to go budget on. Ask a paraplegic. It is your brain though. I know you can't expect to wear your body armor to a movie but planning for the worst means smacking your head really hard against a pointy rock. I'm with SMT on this one...T.H.E. or Giro if not TLD.