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    Last edited by empre; 09-12-2012 at 08:29 PM.

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    Those are all the same; so it all comes down to fit on those helmets. For example, I can't for the life of me fit in the Giro Section; it sits funny on parts of my head and give me a headache. Find one in person and buy it if it fits your head.
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    I really dig my Giro Feature for when I want more coverage than my road/XC helmet and less than my full-face. Same coverage as a skate lid, same fit as a skate lid, but with a visor and better venting. And better fitment adjusters.

    Check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebrahum View Post
    Those are all the same; so it all comes down to fit on those helmets. For example, I can't for the life of me fit in the Giro Section; it sits funny on parts of my head and give me a headache. Find one in person and buy it if it fits your head.
    I'm pretty sure none of the stores in my town sell these. Have to check it tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    I really dig my Giro Feature for when I want more coverage than my road/XC helmet and less than my full-face. Same coverage as a skate lid, same fit as a skate lid, but with a visor and better venting. And better fitment adjusters.

    Check it out.
    That doesn't look as good imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by empre View Post
    That doesn't look as good imo
    Different strokes. If I were in a colder climate I'd probably not worry as much about ventilation

    Have you looked into the Bern line of helmets? Or Nutcase? POC? Urge Dirtomatic or Enduromatic? Lazer Crux or Next or Urban?

    Just a few other options in addition to the Giros you see everywhere.

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    It's not on your list... But...

    I like my RED HiFi...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Different strokes. If I were in a colder climate I'd probably not worry as much about ventilation

    Have you looked into the Bern line of helmets? Or Nutcase? POC? Urge Dirtomatic or Enduromatic? Lazer Crux or Next or Urban?

    Just a few other options in addition to the Giros you see everywhere.
    I will check out all of those

    Quote Originally Posted by Eckstream1 View Post
    It's not on your list... But...

    I like my RED HiFi...
    That doesn't have vents on the front since it's made for snowbarding and skiing. Vents on the front is pretty much must on the summer from what I've heard.

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    I use Bern Brentwood and like it.
    Round and round we go

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    Quote Originally Posted by empre View Post
    That doesn't have vents on the front since it's made for snowbarding and skiing. Vents on the front is pretty much must on the summer from what I've heard.
    I never really had a problem with it... But if you live in a hot area it should be something to consider...
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    I have this helmet:



    and LOVE it. was wearing a Pro Tec skate helmet before and this one is nicely vented but still give the same feel and protection.

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    These POC helmets look good too:

    Receptor Flow - POC Sports - POC Sports
    Receptor Commuter - POC Sports - POC Sports

    Price is twice as much (commuter) as the other helmets cost and the weight is almost double (flow) compared to Giro Section. Didn't find the weight of Commuter with google.

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    POC works for me. Hot though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    POC works for me. Hot though.
    What model you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckstream1 View Post
    It's not on your list... But...

    I like my RED HiFi...
    I just looked into that, and discovered helmets like that with MIPS.

    I'm rather intrigued now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by empre View Post
    What model you have?


    POC Receptor Flow Helmet | Hucknroll.com

    mine is in black though. i have a huge melon, but the xl/xxl fits great, and 6+ hours i dont even notice it really. like i said though, its hot, and doesnt breathe like a *true* mtb lid, but when i got it i wasnt all about that mtb lid look. now my style is changin;, and my next one will be more mtb-specific most likely... although POC has some sweet brain saving tech in their new helmets, so i may just stick with this style.
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    I have that Fox helmet too and its not too bad, light and plenty of vents the Bern's are really nice as well.

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    Street Black
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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    [IMG]https:///images/items/900/POC/POC0069/WH.jpg[IMG]

    POC Receptor Flow Helmet | .com

    mine is in black though. i have a huge melon, but the xl/xxl fits great, and 6+ hours i dont even notice it really. like i said though, its hot, and doesnt breathe like a *true* mtb lid, but when i got it i wasnt all about that mtb lid look. now my style is changin;, and my next one will be more mtb-specific most likely... although POC has some sweet brain saving tech in their new helmets, so i may just stick with this style.
    It seems that the MIPS is only used in this helmet (snow only helmet?): Receptor MIPS - POC Sports - POC Sports

    The weight is over twice than Giro Section and the price is over 4 times higher. I'm not sure if I'm willing to pay that much more and have that much more weight above my head no matter what technology there is.

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    those helmets look hot as hell. How do they cool compared to more traditional bike helmets. Cooling important to me. They do look good compared though.

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    i use the poc bucket, works well. i take my helmet on and off a lot for trail building and place it aside. it gets banged up quite a bit. a light weight uber vented helmet would break or crack.
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    If looks and value are your primary concerns, empre, I'd recommend that you:

    * Go to a shop and try on as many helmets as you can (those skating buckets don't look great on everyone)

    * Get it in matte black ... nothing is more "urban"

    Most urban riders actually don't wear helmets. Stupid but true. And they wear all styles--road, mtb, urban. Keep an open mind and get something that's comfortable, as well as, urban cool.

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    How about triple 8's? Can double as a skate, ski or snowboard helmet.

    Keep in mind that fit is more important than looks, get the one that fits and looks cool.

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    Might be out of your price range, but the opscore sport helmet it nice. But its also 200 bucks.

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    I was thinking about picking up one of the Fox's posted above. Anyone else have any feedback on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinchi View Post
    Most urban riders actually don't wear helmets. Stupid but true. And they wear all styles--road, mtb, urban. Keep an open mind and get something that's comfortable, as well as, urban cool.

    I think he's talking about urban riding as in street/park/bmx riding in an urban environment, not just road biking around a city.

    OP, you might get a better response in the urban/dj/park subforum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    I think he's talking about urban riding as in street/park/bmx riding in an urban environment, not just road biking around a city.

    OP, you might get a better response in the urban/dj/park subforum.
    I mean more like urban exploring. Just an all around helmet that works for some touring too.

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    Since I ride through city often, many times at night I use a white normal bike helmet. Its visible and reflects heat on hot days. I smell less when I get to my destinion. Doesnt look that bad and is practical. Def not too hip.

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