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    Racing helmets?

    What's your helmet of choice? Some days out there it feels like melting iron inside of my helmet...

    Do you have a "quiver" of helmtes that you alternate from racing and training? I'm looking for a secong helmet...One that's a lot cooler on my dome. I have a Specialized and it saved my head from a nice crash last week, but it gets like 100 degrees in it.

    What are your weapons of choice?

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    Specialized Sworks. Very comfortable, removable visor, protects head VERY well (unfortunately I have tested this one to an extreme that nobody ever should).

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    +1 on the Sworks helmet, they’re Comfy, light, and have great ventilation. I know a few others who have tested their protective aspect and all suffered some type of serious injury, but their noggins where unharmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillhardtailing
    +1 on the Sworks helmet, they’re Comfy, light, and have great ventilation. I know a few others who have tested their protective aspect and all suffered some type of serious injury, but their noggins where unharmed.
    18mph into an immovable stationary object head first. no concussion, no loss of consciousness. i think that says volumes. though if it could have stopped the 6 C-spine fractures it would have been even better.

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    I have Giro Animas and Athlon's

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    Uvex fp 3.0! Best helmet I've ever used

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    "18mph into an immovable stationary object head first"

    its time to replace that helmet anyway ... if it did its job in that crash then it is not a good idea to use it anymore
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    When you get back on the road again are you planning on wearing a leatt brace? Hope your recovery is going well.

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    Bell Sweep.

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    Lazer Genesis. First season using it (upgraded from a 2003 Bell X-Ray that I liked a lot) and it's super comfy and quite cool. VERY easy to adjust and most of the time I don't notice it's there. Luckily I haven't seriously tested the 'crash proofness' of it but I have confidence that it will do it's job when needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7daysaweek
    Bell Sweep.
    +1 for the Bell Sweep.

    Light, good fit, good ventilation.

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    I'm looking into Giro Ionos, Bell Volt, S-Works, Uvex FP3.0, Catlike Whisper and Rudy Project Sterling for my race helmet...

    Protection is very important, but great air flow is a must...I'm getting killed by the heat at races...

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    Still use Spesh Decibel but it's about to be replaced by S-works. Awesome ventilation.

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    Catlike Whisper Plus - meoooowwww ---- this is a very nice helmet with lots of air flow and can be worn on the trail or the road. It even got a visor mount if you wish to run a visor.

    The downside is that you have to go outside of the US to acquire one and they aren't cheap though they are supposed to be available in the US sometime this summer.

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    Love the Bell Sweep but really love the Volt. Very protective yet good ventilation. Visor on and off is a breeze with a secure connection.

    In my experience you either fit Giro or Bell but not both - I can't wear Giros at all.

    Fit is first, all else follows.

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    another vote for specialized s-works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2
    its time to replace that helmet anyway ... if it did its job in that crash then it is not a good idea to use it anymore
    Hahaha! yeah. it will be replaced when i can ride again.

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    Louis Garneau diamond, not a very common helmet and very well ventilated.

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    Lazer. The dial head clamp system works perfect. Full grip all the way around your head, not just in the back like skull clamps. The dial is easily and quickly adjustable on the fly. Super comfortable. Good quality. Pads hold up to frequent use and rinsing.

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    s-works

    After lugging around giro xens for a couple years I've realized how nice it is to have a light and well ventilated helmet. I still use the xen for trail riding and hairy stuff, but can't imagine going back for racing and long rides.

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    Specialized Propero. Same exact design as the S-Works at half the price. Only difference is it is a bit heavier. This helmet is so much cooler than any helmet I've worn before. I was looking for something that I could wear with a visor and w/o (but didn't look absurd without). Relatively light. Cool. Found it.

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