Helmet Reviews - Put 'Em Here!

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  1. CBone

    CBone iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
  2. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    I looked up the new helmet that I got to replace the one I broke. It's a Troy Lee Design A3. I like it. Fits well, has a simple but effective chin strap clasp and seems well padded. 5 star rating on the website provided above.
    https://troyleedesigns.com/collections/a3-helmet
     
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  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9 / SC Hightower
    Great Video!
    I learned a lot!
    It’s the Fox Speedframe Pro MIPS on my noggin! And for good reason. I’m crash Watson.
    Mrs. imtbtrails wears the same helmet.
    IMG_3881.jpeg
     
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  4. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    That's what I had before and it did its job just fine. My only thing was that it no longer comes in XL and I have a big melon head.
     
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  5. Redman

    Redman iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Henderson, Nv
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    SC OG Hightower 29'r
    I thought the 6D would have scored better. Still pretty darn good out of ll the others.

    Screenshot 2024-02-21 124023.png
     
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  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I use Smith Engage (which is not listed) because it fits me better than any other helmet I have tried. However, all 5 Smith helmets that are listed got piss poor reviews. However again, two different Giro helmets scored respectively number one and also in the bottom 8 percent, so each helmet model is special and unique in its own way I suppose. Ride safe, everyone!

    Edit: My hockey helmet is a Cooper from the 90s! I will be replacing it next time I lace 'em up.
     
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  7. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    That #3, Spec Tactic 4 is currently on sale at Incycle.. $59.

    I saw it in their promo email yesterday and thought it was a good deal, now that I've seen this list my suspicians are confirmed!
     
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  8. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    PRESCOTT!!!
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5, Ripley & Mojo 4
    Many years ago, one of the magazines how a great in depth article on helmet safety. This was before MIPS for sure. I thought I saved it but alas, I've never been able to re-locate it. Anyway, the short version is that according to these researchers, the USA/Snell standards for MTB helmets was too high....in a way saying that the helmets are made so hard/stiff that they were actually causing concussions. The article said the European standards were safer in that they allowed the helmet to crush easier to dissipate the energy more effectively leading to less concussions.

    I've personally been a Troy Lee fan specifically because they fit my head the best. I have a couple A2 models. Surprisingly, their super popular Stage full face is terribly uncomfortable and I wouldn't wear one if it was free.
     
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  9. scan

    scan iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Did you watch the video ? It's very good.
     
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  10. dssgaffler

    dssgaffler Member

    Location:
    IE
    Name:
    Never will sellout
    Current Bike:
    Intense + Revel + Transition
    Thanks for posting the video. My POC Tectal did not score well and now shockingly, my next helmet might be the $59 Tactic by Satan.
     
  11. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29

    Also availabe for same price of the Specialized website
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    Hey D - I had to buy a new helmet when I laced up the skates last year. I'm done hockey-ing, and I have a great brand new CCM (white) with a brand new Bauer half visor. $250 for me. Make me an offer. Seriously - I think I wore it 5 times. And I wear a du-rag under my helmet.

    I also have new gloves. 14" I think.
     
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