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  1. #1
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    What helmet do you use?

    Full face or "classic?" The type that downhillers use. The type that XC'ers do.

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    Generally XC lid but depends on the trail.
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

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    Classic xc
    Met Kaos
    195 grams, sweet strap great venting, but most of all so light you forget its on

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    BMX hard shell type.

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    Im using the Fox flux, big vents make it really cooling, however sometimes branches do get caught in them.
    Lost my visor on the first ride when i hit an overhead branch.
    Have not crashed hard so cant comment on safety

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    Crash Test: Had a bell variant mtb that looks like a road type helmet. I fell on my head in a spectacular display of gross incompetence. Despite the helmet, I managed take a hit to my temple. I'll stick with the bell faction helmets from now on.

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    Waiting on my 661 recon to arrive.

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    some kind of expensive specialized helmet that doesn't fit all that well, rubs my forehead with bare velcro, and makes my shadow look like a c0ck.
    how durable a bike or component is usually has a lot to do with how heavy and ugly it is.

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    anybody try this:

    I voted XC but do have a full face when trying a more difficult trail. The dakine packs are great for being able to bring both and swap.
    I was actually going start a new thread and ask if anybody uses a MET Parachute:
    http://www.mtbbritain.co.uk/met_para...et_review.html
    http://www.met-helmets.com/home.jsp?idrub=10631

    I can't seem to find anybody in the states that sell them.
    thoughts?

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    +1 on the fox flux without the front visor.

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    Full face

    42 year old ex downhiller with a wife, 2 kids, a mortgage and a great job. I still wear my Giro Switchblade. I only wore it a couple of times in the early 2000's until I bought a real DH helmet. I dusted it off and started wearing it this past spring went I bought a new mtn. bike. I will probably make the switch to a Secialized Deviant over the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo302
    Waiting on my 661 recon to arrive.
    Its a very nice helmet. Way better than my giro xen.

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    im not exxxtreem enough to wear a full face helmet.

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    I wear a xc/road helmet with a cycling cap underneath it to keep the sweat off my face
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    helmets

    I use a fox flux (regular) helmet/ xc type and I use a giro remedy depending on what type of riding i'm doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo302
    Waiting on my 661 recon to arrive.
    I'm using a Giro Xen and it is much more comfortable than the Giro Havoc I've had for 6 years. I wish it would cover the lower back of my head more though. I really like that recon also, but I got my Xen for $78 on ebay. I'm happy with it anyway.

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    [QUOTE=MTB Pilot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man*In*Black
    Its a very nice helmet. Way better than my giro xen.
    Good to hear the Recon is replacing a Xen that I forgot on the roof of my car after a ride. The helmet rolled off and was run over by a mini van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddywings
    I voted XC but do have a full face when trying a more difficult trail. The dakine packs are great for being able to bring both and swap.
    I was actually going start a new thread and ask if anybody uses a MET Parachute:
    http://www.mtbbritain.co.uk/met_para...et_review.html
    http://www.met-helmets.com/home.jsp?idrub=10631

    I can't seem to find anybody in the states that sell them.
    thoughts?
    I use the MET Parachute and I like it a lot. I didn't answer the poll because this helmet is between a standard bike helmet and a full downhill helmet. Its quite hot for days over 90 but its nice to have the ear coverage in the cold. It is much more sturdy than I thought it would be. Its quite a bit heavier than a standard helmet. I call it my "dental protection plan". Bought mine from overseas. The price was much higher than I expected by the time they figured in exchange rates and shipping. Somewhere around $180 if I remember correctly. Its still a lot cheaper than dental implants.

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    Always full face, with a full pressure suit, arm and full shin guards, kevlar plated gloves and custom steel boots. Can't be too careful!
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    Giro Xen

    Giro Xen. It's a great lid and it stays on no matter how rough the trail gets.

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    sometimes deviant, sometimes E2

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    XC
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    Just bought a full face for more of the downhilly stuff and freeride stuff. If I'm just going out for a ride and no/small jumps I'll wear a normal XC helmet.

    I'm a dental technician and I see broken teeth all the time, breaking mine isn't on the "to do" list.

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    Carbon Remedy
    Xen

    Just totally depends on the trail. Xen for AM/XC. Remedy for DH. But I also run the Remedy for regular trail usage when the weather gets really cold. The carbon Remedy is pretty damn lightweight.

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    Ride mostly with a normal Fox Flux and use a 661 full face for lift days.... would wear it more if I could but its just to hot to keep on if its 80 or more

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    Have both, use both.
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    Fox Flux -crash big time going over the bars down hill head first into a boulder. suffered concussion, compression fractures of neck and back. Helmet flattened a little on top, cracked inner liner, but I am alive to write about it. I bought another flux before I started riding again and now I avoid tech downhills. I also purchased a full Face helmet for the few times a may try down hills.

    I like the construction of the Flux, the poly outer shell is strong and covers the lower edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToneyRiver
    Giro Xen. It's a great lid and it stays on no matter how rough the trail gets.

    Same here on the Xen. Little pricey, but worth it. Honestly I do not even notice that I have a helmet on...

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