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    What helmet? Off-road, Road.

    Ok so i need to get a helmet. Im going to use my bike for trails, jumps, dirt tracks etc but im doing the London Bikathon in June which is on usual busy London roads. My question is i ideally want to grab a 661 full face helmet but feel if i do that im going to look like an idiot riding on the road with it plus restrictions of eyesite etc. What is everyone's opinion on this?

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    It seems like you should buy the full face because that would be good to have doing jumps and dirt tracks. Id say if you can afford it get a second "road-friendly" helmet but if not, stick with the full face.

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    I dont think i will have enough money spare as i have overhauled my bike lol. Just worried about how much a full face helmet prohibits view.

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    You'll definitely look like an idiot riding with a full face helmet on the road, but it's better than no helmet!

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    Yeh that was my thought on it. I guess motor cyclists wear full face helmets lol. It is only going to be to odd ocassion on road.

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    Are the 661 full face helmets good for their price?

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    You REALLY can't afford a $35 Giro helmet? How much is the 661 FF? I know that Fox and 661 make FF helmets for about $60-$80. If you can't save an additional $35 before June...

    I'm not trying to be a dick, but really, helmets are cheap enough if you shop around.

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    If you try on a full face helmet, you shouldn't notice any restriction on your sightlines...

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    Get a full face, and pick up a walmart or target branded Bell for the road trip. Really I think its silly to be considering wearing a FF on the road. You can get a approved Bell or Giro at walmart for 15 bucks.

    Protect that noggin its the only one you've got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selftest
    You REALLY can't afford a $35 Giro helmet? How much is the 661 FF? I know that Fox and 661 make FF helmets for about $60-$80. If you can't save an additional $35 before June...

    I'm not trying to be a dick, but really, helmets are cheap enough if you shop around.
    Chain reaction have them for around 60. Its not that i dont have the money for a cheap one aswell i just didnt want to bother wasting the money on one that would rarely get used.

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    Your head is important so protect it the best for what you're doing. Go with the full face. You won't be the first person to ride on the road wearing a full face helmet (I do it regularly as do plenty of others), so don't worry about it. As said before, you're far better off wearing a full face helmet on the road than no helmet!

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