Convertible helmets

Discussion in 'Helmets' started by mike, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Red 5, checking in.
     
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  2. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
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  3. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Older one, which looked kinda like the Met in the post above yours. You couldn't pay me to wear one of those things. I'm sure some of the new ones are more solid, but if I want to protect my face I'm going to protect it properly.
     
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  4. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    Night and day difference, they do a lot of testing these days that I doubt they did on the old (notoriously dangerous) switchblades that gave convertibles a bad name.

    This is the older 2R as well:
     
  5. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Think there’s still life left on my tld full face if it’s just been stored in a cool closet for 95% of it’s 6 year life? I know they say to replace every 5 years or so if no major crash because foam breaks down and tiny knocks add up, but I’ve barely used it, think I’ve worn it one day in the last 3 1/2 years
     
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  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yes. It's probably fine. If it had been stored in heat or a corrosive environment, I would be mildly concerned. If it has mold, I would toss it.
     
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  7. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Unknown
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    One of the motorcycle magazines did a very in depth look at helmets, including how age impacts them.

    Basically, age had almost no impact on performance. New technology came along, which was reason to replace. And wear and tear were good reasons to replace. But age alone was not a factor.

    I wear out all my helmets before 5 years. Except my supermoto helmet, since I don't race motorcycles much anymore.
     
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  8. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Ff has no mold or dents, still in great shape. My regular lid is probably still safe, but since all the inner pads are totally worn out and it has a few small dings I’m replacing. I also ordered a giro chronicle mips to compare to switchblade, I have a feeling I’m gonna keep that and return the sb, and just wear my old one piece ff when needed.
     
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  9. YzMxer99

    YzMxer99 Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Chino Hills
    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    Knolly Warden
    In less then 9 months of use, my Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro Helmet has failed at the chinbar attachment points. I haven't crashed in the helmet, just put the chin bar on a few times.

    With a new version coming that changes the anchor point, it disappoints me that Leatt seems to have acknowledged the issue through a redesign, but was not proactive nor accommodating around this defect with existing customers.

    Needless to say, my faith in Leatt has diminished and I will not be getting a new helmet even under warranty coverage.

    Helmet 2.jpg

    Helmet 1.jpg
     
  10. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    ^ Thanks for the heads up
     
  11. YzMxer99

    YzMxer99 Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Chino Hills
    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    Knolly Warden
    No worries. I've riden with a lot of you guys since the STR days and want to keep us all on the trails for as long as possible :)
     
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