Looking For A New Helmet Suggestion

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



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  1. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    I have a Leatt DBX 2.0 and so far it’s been a great helmet. You don’t even know it’s there, which is what you want.
     
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  2. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Leatt for me too:thumbsup: And a Smith Rover for more XC riding

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  3. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    I have a Smith venture. More of a budget mips helmet I would consider in the general "trail" category. Actually, I have two, I'm very near the upper measurement of the medium and lower measurement of the large, and initially bought they large on sale. Unfortunately it kept shoving my glasses down. Picked up a medium back in may and very happy with the fit and comfort.
     
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  4. Bill

    Bill Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Bill
    Current Bike:
    it's black
    I have a Giro Fixture MIPS. $65 and fits me well even though it does not have adjustable side straps to move the strap junction points. Breathes amazingly well. Note that the matte grey color is actually white. Plus you are halfway to cosplaying as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars.
     
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  5. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Was UK, now Mission Viejo!
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    Nugget Proflex 657
    Good to know, thanks @Bill. A Giro Montaro is on the short list at the moment.

    Going to check out a POC Tectal today hopefully. Found one locally at a good price.
     
  6. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I picked one up last year. By far the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn. I have an odd shaped head and the fit is perfect. It has a high brow so there's minimal contact with glasses.
     
  7. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Henderson, Nv
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    SC OG Hightower 29'r
  8. siata94

    siata94 Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    Not into Star Wars, only saw the first 2, but it's Boba Fett!!!

    boba fett small.jpg
     
  9. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Im getting to where I should update the helmet. One nagging item is that they often do not play well with glasses. Either the top of the glasses rattle and bump into the helmet, or the arms bump into the helmet behind the ears.

    Thanks for the recommendation. I'm going to have to check this out. Just need to find where to try one on.
     
  10. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Was UK, now Mission Viejo!
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    Nugget Proflex 657
    Looks like I've joined the stormtroopers, tried on a Bell and a Giro as well, this one seemed the most comfy for me. Feels like a real quality bit of gear, the strap adjustment under the ears is a really nice touch as well.
    POC-Tectal.jpeg
     
  11. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    I had one of those and they are more bulbous than they look.
     
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  12. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Henderson, Nv
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    SC OG Hightower 29'r
    Fully agree. you get used to it rather quickly. I have M/L and XL/XXL and the XXL looks like I turned into a bobblehead.
     
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  13. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I took a big digger and smashed my helmet at the white tank mountains. Been a giro guy for years and looking and reading I think I’ll just stick with what works. Maybe another Montaro for me.
     
  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    You OK?
     
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  15. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    No grammatical errors other than capitalization so I'd say he's okay. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    Yep just some bumps and bruises and a dent in my helmet. It’s always on the easy spots you crash.
     
  17. evdog

    evdog iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Be sure to try em on even if it's a model you've bought before. Manufacturers seem to change sizing and fit so the same model and size isn't always the same. Glad to hear you're ok!
     
  18. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    @singlespeedrider glad you are OK. I was / am Giro dude for years.. last year looked at new helmets... I will say my new TLD A2 is amazingly comfy functional good coverage.. looks nice too. It's my everyday helmet now.
     
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  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Good timing! This was in my morning email:

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    This weekend you can save 25% on all helmets!! This disount won't last long so act quickly to get yourself a new helmet for 2021. Shop our selection of road, aero, all-mountain, and full-face helmets and save big all weekend long!

    Use code: PROTECTYAHEAD at checkout and save 25% off all helmets through Sunday, 1/10!

    https://planetcyclery.com/catalog/category/view/s/helmets/id/747/
     
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  20. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I actually contacted giro and got 30% off for crash replacement and ordered up a new Source helmet. Just a step below from the Montaro but had the colors I wanted.
     
  21. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I'm discovering my round Bell Helmet does not work well with my round Charlie Brown noggin. No matter what i do to the chin strap to adjust it. The helmet rolls forward and presses my eye wear into the bridge of my nose. Last Bell helmet did the same. It's time for a new helmet... :whistling:
     
  22. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    B
    I’m in the “gotta try em on” camp. Went to the Path a few months ago to get a new helmet to replace my Bell Super and ended up getting an iXS Trigger AM. It felt the best on my head and no matter what I always think I look silly when I see myself in a picture with my helmet on.

    It doesn’t have MIPS but it looks like they offer it in that model now. But the moral of the story is what works for me won’t work for others unless they share the same cranium dimensions.
     
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  23. senderos_949

    senderos_949 Member

    Location:
    San Clemente, CA
    Name:
    Randy Morris
    Current Bike:
    Marin Mt Vision Pro
    Totally agree - after trying on various brands in the LBS, I found that certain brands just consistently fit my noggin better (Bell, TLD and Fox) than others. My only issue is that some brands combine sizes (M/L, etc) to save $ so if you have a medium-size head you get a Lg shell with extra padding (I assume) so the helmet looks huge on your head lol.
    I currently have the original Fox Flux and it's a solid helmet but somehow I needed a L/XL (the S/M was a bit too tight) and even my wife noticed how big it is on me...:cautious:
     
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  24. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Round Charlie Brown head you say?! Kali Enduro should fit that noggin well. My hubby has a large noggin and the Kali works well for him :)
     
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  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    -->:)<-- This is an accurate depiction of my chrome dome...
     
  26. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I always referred to them as Burt or Ernie shaped heads.
     
  27. senderos_949

    senderos_949 Member

    Location:
    San Clemente, CA
    Name:
    Randy Morris
    Current Bike:
    Marin Mt Vision Pro
    bert bike.jpg
    Don't be hating on those of us that have Bert heads. btw: here's a sweet pic from me crushing it on my last trip to Sedona:cool:
     
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