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    Looking at new helemts what ya wearing

    I'm currently wearing a Giro Montaro Mips that needs to be replaced, I took a hard spill last Nov and cracked the inner liner and I'm just now getting around to replacing it. I want to replace it with a lighter helmet that is better suited for Endurance XC racing.

    I just looked at a Kask Mojito today in the Orange and black and It seemed like a nice lid..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleinTexas View Post
    I'm currently wearing a Giro Montaro Mips that needs to be replaced, I took a hard spill last Nov and cracked the inner liner and I'm just now getting around to replacing it. I want to replace it with a lighter helmet that is better suited for Endurance XC racing.
    I picked up an Oakley ARO-5... most comfortable helmet I have used recently... it doesnít have much padding inside which has been good for sweat management. Technically a road helmet but I use it for XCM.

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    I replaced my aging helmet last winter with a Bontrager Rally MIPS. As long as a helmet fits and has an adjustable visor I'm typically not too picky. What I really like about this one is the sweet (and included) magnetic light mount setup. Can slap my light on with one hand even at speed -- no need to stop or fiddle. Can do the same with a go pro if needed -- altho I can't say I've used it for that yet.

    Otherwise it's just a helmet like any other.

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    slight tangent possibly and this probably won't be a popular thought but for daylight racing, consider aerodynamics. yes, even at 8mph that shit matters. There are a few out there at the moment that are good compromises between aero and ventilation. If you're more concerned with finishing then it's arguably not important - but still something to consider depending on your trajectory (mine is down ).

    We're a Smith team and while I'm pretty confident (unfounded?) in the use of that honeycomb material that I can't remember the name of, it does preclude the use of lights on their slightly aero-roadie version so I have a night one (the smith mtb helmet) that has light/go-pro mount. Was looking to pick up the new POC Ventral (? I think that's the one) but I'll make due with what I have for this year. Related, I find both of my smith helmets pretty warm although at speed they're fine. ymmv

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    Specialized S-Works Evade.

    Because it fits me very well, and was the right price. The aero aspect was a very minor tertiary consideration.


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    I would just get in and support your lbs. There are a ton of really sweat options out there now. It seems that a few guys led the way in the past and now a ton of guys have followed there model. Mips, back of head protection, low weight would be the biggest things to look for.

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    I'm sporting a Leatt DBX 3.0.

    I like it but it's off the MIPs band wagon...

    I like big visors and I cannot lie!

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    I'm now picking from things on this list for my next one, probably a bontrager ballista. https://www.beam.vt.edu/helmet/bicyc...t-ratings.html

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    Giro Phase for racing/cruising (peak removed), Giro Chronicle (Mips) for rough riding (damn 3 position peak), Bell Super for gnar (sweet adjustable peak).

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    I've been rolling a Kask Protone. Has done well for me out here in Texas.

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    661 Recon or Recon Scout.

    Didn't do lots of tech/safety research but wanted a newer helmet and brighter colors / visibility. Happy with it as light, good venting and comfortable.
    Strange luck, the odd shade of red- tomato red/orange matched my bike as if it was custom painted. Had no thought or confidence in that at all as it was an overseas order.
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    Troy Lee A2 Mips

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    Bontrager Rally MIPS is working well (fit, ventilation, coverage) though maybe a bit bulky for racing use.

    No use to me, but it has the slickest magnet mount for lights and/or cameras I've seen.

    And, it's ORANGE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleinTexas View Post
    I'm currently wearing a Giro Montaro Mips that needs to be replaced, I took a hard spill last Nov and cracked the inner liner and I'm just now getting around to replacing it. I want to replace it with a lighter helmet that is better suited for Endurance XC racing.

    I just looked at a Kask Mojito today in the Orange and black and It seemed like a nice lid..

    Giro Fathom has been my goto racing lid for a few years now; it's so light I barely notice it which really helps for long days or stage racing. Good coverage, visor, easy adjust headband.

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    POC Octal

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    661 EVO. On sale for $50.00 and has MIPS. Fits my head and vents as good as anything else I tried. Previous helmet was a POC (broke in crash); so far, the 661 has been every bit as good...and $100 cheaper.

    https://www.steepandcheap.com/six-si...xoC6kUQAvD_BwE

    One criticism from some folks is that the visor isn't adjustable, but it hasn't bothered me as I never wear goggles.

    EDIT: It appears the ones left are around $100...still a decent deal.
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    smith forefront. i like that the honeycomb vents don't allow my head to get sunburnt in funny patterns like other helmets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timon View Post
    smith forefront. i like that the honeycomb vents don't allow my head to get sunburnt in funny patterns like other helmets.
    Do you find it runs hot? I have the road version and itís noticably hotter than my Poc. One other thing I donít like: when I get over heated, I dump water on my head....for a bit, the honeycombs catch water....until they drain, the helmet weighs at least 5lbs.

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    SWorks Prevail. Light and ventilated. Only comes out for racing though

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