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    what helmet are you using?

    Hey, I'm looking for any recommendations for a helmet with:

    Visor
    good fit
    Racing design
    good vents
    not like $200....


    any ideas???

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    Giro E2, light, airy, confy, racy, has a visor, holds on the head like it was crazy glued there... Expensive but can often be found on sale (especially if you don't want the 2005 colors).

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    Giro Animas

    Probably for about $50-$60 on ebay


    Quote Originally Posted by moose8500
    Hey, I'm looking for any recommendations for a helmet with:

    Visor
    good fit
    Racing design
    good vents
    not like $200....


    any ideas???

    Thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose8500
    Hey, I'm looking for any recommendations for a helmet with:

    Visor
    good fit
    Racing design
    good vents
    not like $200....


    any ideas???

    Thnx
    I just bought a Specialized Teluride Helmet. It was a good fit. I had to look up several times just to be sure I was wearing a helmet! Fit was good, adjusting the straps was simple as pie and the ventilation was good. I also bought it for the cheap at The Bike Shop ('05 product was coming in). They sell for about $60-70 at the LBS.
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    Fit is critical and every helmet fits differently. You need to try them on. If you have to use a bunch of fit pads and/or crank the head clamping device nearly all the way down look at a different size or another model.

    Last year riding a 12 hr race solo I switched helmets several times. I found that my Giro Semi (few and small vents with more head coverage) was cooler on the climbs than my Bell X Ray with big vents. The sun was able to shine directly on my scalp through the vents of the X Ray. They both fit well though the Semi fits better.
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    Personal favorite is the Bell X-Ray. Think it fits all of your criteria.


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    i agree with shiggy, if possible go to your LBS at least and try a few on.

    i second the giro animas, the '04s are on sale now at performance bike and bike nasbar for $50-60. get em befor they're gone, but measure yer noggin to make sure you get the right size.

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    Brain Bucket

    I wish the Giro Switchblade was still available. Why did they discontinue?
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    Xen Baby

    Giro Xen lid is the best fitting out all of the Bell and Giro i had and gotten rid of...comfortable and stays locked. easy to adjust. Low profile. bigass vents.

    the bad the $$$ but hey they look cool.
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    ... and if we just ... Bell Influx

    Basically a Bell Xray minus $40.00. As far as the SwitchBlade, I don't know Giro's reason for discontinuing the model, but I think if you take a lightweight, XC specific helmet, add a removable chin protector with no structural integrity built into the helmet, you have a recipe for alot of headaches and broken helmets.

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    Second vote for the Xen, I have had a Bell influx, Giro Animas, Trek something and the Xen is by far my favorite one. It fits better then the rest, vents great, and feels like it covers more of the back of your head. Nice low profile and the visor adjust on the fly.

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    right now am still using my 2002 Bell Nemesis 2

    looking to buy a new one this year...maybe a Limar, but I might just stick with Bell since it fits me head the best

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    this one?
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    Wink

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    oh, its that helmet again

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    Agreed, I love the........

    Alchera which is a road version of the Influx with no visor. This helmet is a great value.

    Re: Switchblade. I don't know how well engineered it is - it certainly was never meant to be a downhill-specific helmet. Just XC/Trail with added protection. When I do the ski area thing I'd rather faceplant wearing a Switchblade than a regular XC helmet - even if it breaks after one time. Witness the demand and popularity of these things on ebay!





    Quote Originally Posted by Boulder Pilot
    Basically a Bell Xray minus $40.00. As far as the SwitchBlade, I don't know Giro's reason for discontinuing the model, but I think if you take a lightweight, XC specific helmet, add a removable chin protector with no structural integrity built into the helmet, you have a recipe for alot of headaches and broken helmets.

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