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 Post subject: Helmet recommendations
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:12 am 
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Going to be in the market soon so wanting to see who likes/dislikes what and why.
Hoping to stay in the $200-ish range.


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:25 am 
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I bought a Fly F2 on closeout at Rocky Mountain MC for $169 about a month ago. Light weight, dual crush zones, removable (washable) pads, lots of vents, very comfy. I think normal was $269.

The biggest thing is your noggin shape. Some noggins are round, some are oval. Find a helmet that matches.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
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Paul Wright has spoken pretty highly of the Scorpion VX-R70. I have recently considered on myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
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[quote][quote="cbob"]The biggest thing is your noggin shape. Some noggins are round, some are oval.

Definitely understand that. Just trying to get some feed back and thoughts.
I'll have to check these out. Anyone else?


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
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For the price point I'm partial to the EVS T7 helmets. I wear EVS when I ride offroad, Scorpion when I ride asphalt.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
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For the price point I'm partial to the EVS T7 helmets. I wear EVS when I ride offroad, Scorpion when I ride asphalt.

I like the fit and feel of the T7 as well. I raced in one for a full season. The big downside i the weight. They're ~3.6 pounds. Thats a lot of weight to carry around for 2-3 hours.

My next lid may seriously be the VX-R70. 250$ and 3.1 pounds is very appealing.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
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I have enjoyed the F2 helmet for my past two helmets. Nothing really to complain about other than that it could be a little lighter. I don't notice it once I start riding though.

I have always heard good things about Troy Lee helmets too.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
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cbob wrote:
I bought a Fly F2 on closeout at Rocky Mountain MC for $169 about a month ago. Light weight, dual crush zones, removable (washable) pads, lots of vents, very comfy. I think normal was $269.

The biggest thing is your noggin shape. Some noggins are round, some are oval. Find a helmet that matches.

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That's actually a great deal! I just checked and they seem to have a lot of them still available. For 170$ you won't find many carbon/kevlar shell helmets. I may grab one of these instead of the Scorpion!

Does RMA take Fly bucks??? ::popcorn::

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I'm fixin' to try one of these LS2 MX 456 for $169. ECE and DOT, light weight, and venting looks good. I'll report back ASAP; it should be here tomorrow.




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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
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ScottGreer wrote:
Does RMA take Fly bucks??? ::popcorn::
That's how I got my Trey Canard F2. ::up::

You have to mail them the Fly Bucks first. Once authenticated they'll send an email and you're good to order.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
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Will they work on the sale price, or only full retail?

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The LS2 MX456 arrived today. I'm impressed. It seems well built, and it sure is light. It's not as light as the Airoh, but it's light. Lots of venting and a large eye port. The padding is the nicest that I've put on my skull. The downside for me is that I'm at the top of the medium head scale (right at 58 cm) so I think this one is headed back. Not sure yet. The cheeks are tight!

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
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mog wrote:
Will they work on the sale price, or only full retail?
either way. My F2 was on closeout

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet recommendations
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The padding will break in a little. You want it a little snug, especially when new. You didn't mention whether it was too tight or too loose. If its too lose when new, defilitely send it back for a smaller size.

Personally, I can't wear a helmet that squeezes my cheeks much at all. Just a personal preference.

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