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    What type of helmet do you recommend?

    What type of helmet do you recommend I get for fr/dh? I figured I would just go with full face, just in case. I guess it really depends on how sick your going to go. I figure better safe then sorry though. What do you think?

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    i say definataly full face cause xc helmets dont really do much. you can still easily get cut up and bruised. ive had experience. adn that was just like xc riding and just riding off a rock. they dont have to be real expensive either to be good. i mean the one i have was only 25 bucks.(for real) but ive hit it pretty hard a couple time before and its just like nice and cushy. hehe.


    BUT GET A FULL FACE

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    Full face

    Depends what kind of riding you wanna do, but either a motocross helmet or a full face bike helmet.

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    I prefer this one, nice solid outer shell and horns for when you wanna charge someone
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    what do ya think of the 661 helmets, any good?

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    good

    661 is good but too hot if it's not fast DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter.
    I prefer this one, nice solid outer shell and horns for when you wanna charge someone
    Cooter's idea is best. It has full penetration prong horns so that you can be sure to scare off any animals along your way, and even make them a snack if they threaten you.
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    what do you recommend?

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    Does that helmet come with the built-in eye protection

    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter.
    I prefer this one, nice solid outer shell and horns for when you wanna charge someone
    Or is it aftermarket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenschwinn
    Or is it aftermarket?

    well, it depends on which model you get. the entry level model "BLT" comes without the eye protection and only 2 1/2" horns, whereas the upper end "BLT w/ lettuce and tomato" comes standard with 9" horns and removable eye protective plate in either flat black or urban blingin gold flake

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    DOT certified MX helmets. I have an O'neal that's DOT and it's awesome. I feel way more secure using this than my old Vigor Vamoose 2 or my Pryme AL, which were only approved for bicycle standards.

    Here is a pic of the Oneal...
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    https://www.oneal.com/catalog/index....d425bf8394211c

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    it's all about the giro madmax. after all the times that it has saved my a$$,I swear by that thing.
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    DOn't forget to get one for your K9...
    Ohh...full face is a plus...
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    Since were on the subject, what should someone look for when buying a full face helmet? (That they wouldnt in a XC helmet, if theres anything). And also, what separates a "good" full face from a "bad" full face helmet?

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    And also, what separates a "good" full face from a "bad" full face helmet?[/QUOTE]


    Here you have what you have to look for it in a "bad" and a "good" helmet... don't get fool by imitations...
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    Troy Lee Design...are sick...the best a head can have...(expensive tho)

    SixSIxOne are really good...the Full Bravo is an awesome helmet...

    Giro are very very good...Mad Max2s are sick...

    Neti and Oneil are also good...the high ended ones reccommended...

    and id say go for a MTB helmet not a MX simply because if u stack the helmet is sposed to break to absorb most of the impact of the stack and MX helmets are designed to break on much harder impacts so if u aint going absaloutly f*cking huge then ull hurt ur self by using an MX helmet...and plus MTB helmets are really light and better looking...

    hope that helps...

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    I've been using Troy Lee D2s since '99 and they are great helmets - lightweight, fairly cool, good protection - but I think the next helmet I buy will be a DOT approved MX helmet. They're a little heavier and don't vent as well, but I've knocked myself out twice this year already and I don't want to end up a vegetable. The new Troy Lee moto helmet is the cat's a$$, but it makes the D2 look cheap (MEGA$$$$).

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    Quote Originally Posted by red5
    DOT certified MX helmets. I have an O'neal that's DOT and it's awesome. I feel way more secure using this than my old Vigor Vamoose 2 or my Pryme AL, which were only approved for bicycle standards.......................
    yup, i pimp the o'neil as well.......

    'cept mines blue....


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    I wear a Fox Pilot moto helmet, just ordered a Giro Mad Max for the extra cooling during the summer though, that Fox is hot!

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    I use a Giro Switchblade for XC and for light FR but I just got a MX helmet for ski resort riding where it never gets too hot. It worked great and not too hot since it's cooler where the ski resorts are anyway. Besides, DH rides dont last too long anyway and you can take it off on the lift. IMO, wear as much as you can tolerate. If you get a lighter helmet like a bike-specific helmet and crash hard and hurt yourself, it will be too late to consider a stonger DOT helmet.
    Oh, my MX helmet was only $59 and is DOT so I can use it for ATV's and at the drag strip in my "other toy". It's a Vega or something like that. Wife got it.

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    I'd recommend a full face.

    Don't listen to anyone's advice about what particular brand and model helmet to buy. The ONLY WAY you will know what brand and model is to try them on. Never never never never ever buy a helmet without trying it on - it's a total crapshoot. If you're very lucky, it'll fit fine. There's a very good chance it'll fit like crap and be incredibly painful to wear.

    For instance, I've tried on literally a dozen different brands and models of helmets. A Giro MadMax fits me perfectly - everything else is painful.

    If you try on a few helmets and find a couple different ones that fit, that's the only time you should ever be asking someone's opinion on which helmet to buy.

    'cept Cooter's helmet. That looks like it'll fit anyone

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    The TLD D2 is a very sweet helmet, and fits very tight. Even without the buckle tight, the thing doesnt budge at all, and is very very comfy. Not only that but the Carbon and color scheme is very cool. Expensive helmet, but think of it this way....is your head worth $50? When I took that into consideration, and after I had tried on the Madmax and it didnt fit right....I went with the TLD. Great choice, and I dont regret spending the $380 on it one bit.

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    [QUOTE=DJrider04] Expensive helmet, but think of it this way....is your head worth $50? [QUOTE]

    Dont let price fool you into thinking that the more expensive it is, the more protection it provides. In some, if not most cases, that is true but I've found that price has a lot to do with graphics and specialization. For example, a moto helmet that is DOT provides all of the safety you will ever need but it may not be light and airy. On the other hand, if you get a designated "bike" helmet, a lot of $$ went into developing a light and airy helmet BUT may not even meet DOT standards. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binary visions
    'cept Cooter's helmet. That looks like it'll fit anyone

    ah yes, I try to offer up my expertise and yet when I pull up to the trailhead, I never see anyone else with one on

    and they look at me funny, like I'm some kind of a froot loop or something. HA, poor ignorant lost souls

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    ... and if we just ... yep

    my helmet, cheap and strong, not too heavy. its BMX and DH helemt
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