I have been mtn biking and road riding since the mid '90's. The one constant I have had since day 1 is wearing Bell Helmets. Well, it was easy....since for the most part it was either Bell or Giro. I liked the way a lot of the Giro's looked, but they didn't fit my noggin. I knew I could order/purchase a Bell without trying it on, and it would fit. They have saved my noodle on several occasions, and I have cracked my share of them. On 4th of July going down Upper Holy Jim, I took a tumble: http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/today-was-proof-that-we-are-all-human.6267/ Well, I put a nice sized dent into my Volt that was already going on 3 years old. So my wife put in a good word with one of her connection through Over The Hump.....and I now have my first non Bell Helmet in 20 years...... Troy Lee A1 MIPS Haven't had a chance to try it out yet. I did put it on, and it does fit quite a bit different that the XC lids I have been wearing. I'll have to see how it feels while riding.