Looking For A New Helmet Suggestion

Discussion in 'Helmets' started by mountaingirl sara, Jun 2, 2018.



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  1. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Hope this is the right thread.:thumbsdown:
    Looking to replace my smashed helmet, I just got it one month ago and it was $180.:confused:..it did it’s job tho.
    I have a small noggin and like slim& lightweight...any suggestions?? Looking at POC Tectal, hoping to try one on first.
    Thx!
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Nope.....wrong thread.

    http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/forums/helmets.86/
     
  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Nope. Not at all. But I am sure @Mikie can move it for ya.
     
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    @Mikie

    The title needs to be changed
     
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  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Yup! I’m the guy! Moved this to the Helmet Forum. You are welcome! ;)
     
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  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Sheesh! Give a sec, working it. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Thanks amigo!
     
  8. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I recently picked up 7IDP's M2 helmet. It was intended to be a backup helmet but it is so comfortable my new Kali Interceptor just sits on the shelf. As @scottay said Jeremy gives a generous discount. More info here.

    https://7protection.com/us/product/m2-helmet/
     
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  9. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Oh coolness, I’ll check it out! Thx!
     
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  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    I have one of those. It is comfortable, and it has bug screens in the two forward vents. That comes in handy. The day-glo green paint faded in the sun.

    The most comfortable helmet - of the 8 or so trail/xc helmets I've owned is the IXS RS (Richie Schley). However, the brow is very low. Great for funneling sweat off in front of your glasses and for protecting your forehead in a crash, not so great for visibility while climbing.

    My TLD A1 MIPS is a great helmet, except the MIPS dots hurt my head.
     
  11. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo & Intense Primer
    Those 7 helmets look pretty cool. What brand are they similar in fit to? My head likes Specialized, Giro, Smith and the Troy Lee A2. Bell, Fox, POC and A1 don’t fit my head. I also don’t know if I’ve ever seen them in a store to try one on.
     
  12. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Giros in the past fit my noggin perfectly so I would compare it to that.
     
  13. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I have been using Kali helmets for several years now and currently run the Interceptor. Very comfy and have no complaints about it. I also have a POC Tectal as my back up helmet.
     
  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Whoever was on that naming team should be fired. A helmet called a Rectal???? Really???:eek:o_O

    Cause y'know they had to have a bad case of cranial rectumitis to go there.
     
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  15. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    POC Rectal...Simple it's new code...
    "Get your head out of your A$$" now just means take your helmet off.
     
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  16. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I was just thinking that:thumbsdown::Roflmao:Roflmao
     
  17. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Do you like the POC?
     
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  18. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Good to know, I don’t like the low brow thing..drives me crazy.
     
  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    It might be POC Tectal. I hear the Rectals fit a little tight, and do not control odor very well. :eek:
     
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  20. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Oh right!:Roflmao duho_O
     
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  21. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Whatever you do try em on first and find the right brand and fit. Some brands just won't fit the way you like. In my opinion stick with the more all mountain/enduro style helmets(like what you had on) as they cover a bit more of your noggin. I don't think the minimalist XC style helmets would protect well enough for my style of crashes.

    I'm a Bell helmet fan, always have been. For me they fit and look good and most importantly work as designed. I've rung my bell a few times in the last couple years and the helmets did the job.

    I haven't used the 7IDP helmet myself but bought one for my son and he loves it. I use their gloves and love em. They are a local company based in Castaic and Jeremy is a cool guy(and rides GE a lot) I can PM you some info.

    Here's how my last couple helmets wound up looking.
    IMG_6075.jpg

    IMG_7234.JPG
     
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  22. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Good gravy man, that was a strong hit! This is excellent info as I was looking at the Smith Rover, but it doesnt have enough rear coverage. So many to choose from, may head to Rei to try on a few.
    Did you concuss with that hit??
     
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  23. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    The first one yes, not bad though, was all clear in a couple days.
     
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  24. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    That’s good! That was my second concussion, scary stuff! I start back to teaching yoga today, hoping the noggin is good to go :eek:
    How can I try on the 7idp helmet?
     
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  25. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    I’ve been wearing the 6d ATB-1 helmet. And absolutely love it. It’s a little big, but it covers really well. Fits my head good too. Similar fitting to the Giro helmets.
     
  26. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Damn Autocorrect, but you are right.
     
  27. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I have worn it once and it was a perfect fit for me. I can't really say anything good or bad. But I do prefer the BOA closure on the Kali helmet.
     
  28. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Agree with all of this. I always try them on before buying and get what fits best. Some brands seem to change the fit or sizing from year to year, so don't assume that what you had before will fit.

    I've gone through three Giro Hex's most recently. Two were medium and fit well, but most recently the medium was too big. The small seemed ok in the store but feels too small when out riding. Guess my head swells a bit when exercising? Had to look for something new and ended up with a TLD helmet as the best fit.
     
  29. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    The problem with a lot of the EnduroBro helmets is lack of airflow. Its gets too hot! I got a white Giant helmet for summer, its light and has good vents.
    Something like this.
    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/rail-helmet-mips
    .
    Most good helmets have foam inserts to adjust fit, and the ratchet gizmo in the back also.
     
  30. JordanHMay

    JordanHMay Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Jordan May
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon
    I really like my IXS Helmet TrailRS Evo. My buddy Troy also has one and it saved his head when he went down HARD right in front of me in Whiting. Available in an assortment of colors. Plenty of wrap around protection while still being well ventilated and light.

    https://amzn.to/2Lfe2tF
     
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