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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jul 12, 2021 at 6:19 AM
    guitarjamman

    guitarjamman Well-Known Member

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    I asked not too long ago about a new helmet as I had the same thing. Went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a concussion - rung my bell pretty good on the trail, scary to think about how some people ride without a helmet.

    Glad it seems like you are good! Hoping to get myself cleared to get back out later this week - the fitness drops too quickly when you are sitting on the couch waiting to feel better.
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2021 at 6:29 AM
    Pablo8

    Pablo8 The Watusi

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    What style and brand of helmet is preferred now? I have an older (undamaged, but 2008) Bell Sport road bike style. It's adequate. Maybe.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2021 at 6:34 AM
    honda50r

    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    That's 10 years old man. Not worth it
     
  4. Jul 12, 2021 at 6:35 AM
    Pablo8

    Pablo8 The Watusi

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    OK thanks. So what helmet do you use?
     
  5. Jul 12, 2021 at 6:38 AM
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    I'd say anything with MIPS protection is good. Most "good" helmets will have it (or something like it). Next thing to look for is comfort/fit. Everyone's head is different, some helmets may feel funny on your particular head. If you are a fan of how Bell fits and you don't have a place to go test fit, I'd say stick with Bell. Bell is one that I have had good luck with. I also like the protection to come lower on the back of the head, but it is a trade-off for cooling. I have both a Bell and a Bontrager now, I prefer the straps on the Bontrager. I have the Bell with the removable chin guard.
     
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  6. Jul 12, 2021 at 6:42 AM
    guitarjamman

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    I went with the Smith Session Helmet (has all the certifications, fit really well, and looks good). I cheaped out on my first helmet and ended up concussed - would rather spend some more money now on something that could protect a little better and save myself the week or so downtime and potential permanent damage.
     
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  7. Jul 12, 2021 at 7:22 AM
    abacall

    abacall gets bored easily...

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    Haven't tried Bear Trap, mostly because it cuts the ride so short. Maybe I can have the wife-shuttle pick me up and take me back to the top for a Pinecone to PCMR run...
    On that note, the PCMR pass is a steal. $150 and 1600 free vertical feet of access to super fun stuff. So many hidden gems out there. Plus, you can do a Crest self-shuttle with a little bit of climbing which is awesome.
     
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  8. Jul 12, 2021 at 7:22 AM
    slowlane

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    I use https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R59S5YY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    Def do not buy a helmet cuz its cheap. Don't get me wrong, don't break the bank, either. I had a pretty bad crash and I had a huge gash on my helmet right above my ear. One inch lower that rock would have gone through my skull.

    You hope to God you never have to need a helmet, but when you do, you'll be thankful you did.
     
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  9. Jul 12, 2021 at 7:29 AM
    honda50r

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    It's like shoes, personal preference. Bell is a reputable brand with solid pricing , you can't go wrong sticking with them
     
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  10. Jul 12, 2021 at 7:32 AM
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    I’d go to a local bike shop and see what fits. Any decent shop will carry reputable brands. If you want to get technical you can go off the Virginia tech ratings.
    https://helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-helmet-ratings.html
     
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    Heh! I just bought the exact same helmet! It's easily the best helmet I've owned. It flows massive amounts of air! Plus the safety features, beyond the "don't shoot me in the head blaze orange" color are pretty fantastic. Like the medical ID chip.

    naMPRnrfwpxr1QyNuFJ-vQUCeeVbfuWPSIS7sMT8_4c6a30aa4466ff3d03884f08a841fe541ccccfba.jpg
    * me pictured
     
  12. Jul 12, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    Hah. The helmet dind't crack. it most definitely dented decently. I'm keeping an eye on me. :)


    Yeah, where'd the smoke come from?

    oh. throw that thing away and get a new helmet for sure.
     
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  13. Jul 12, 2021 at 9:16 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    For helmets here is my list of what I look for:
    1. Fit - It should fit snug without being buckled and shouldn't move if you shake your head about.
    2. Coverage - comes down low at the back of the head without exposing the forehead
    3. MIPS/SPIN/etc.
    4. Dual zone/impact foam
    Currently I use the Giro Tyrant on most rides but also have a TLD A2 that use for XC rides. Most top tier helmets are about $150-200 which in the grand scheme of $$$$ bikes is nothing.

    Also, if you crash or drop your helmet from high up (like off your roof rack to pavement) you should replace it.
     
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  15. Jul 12, 2021 at 9:33 AM
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  16. Jul 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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  17. Jul 12, 2021 at 2:19 PM
    Gunshot-6A

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    The Utah gang kicked Ass at the US Enduro Nationals.

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  18. Jul 12, 2021 at 2:42 PM
    SenatorBlutarsky

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    Yea, it's shorter but it's sooo much more bang for your buck IMO. It's steep and technical and way less busy than the Mill D/Millcreek options. Dropping in to Canyons for Redcoat-Insurgent-Ricochet is a good time, but that's a totally different end-point. I really like steep/old school/alpine/chunky descents though, so YMMV?!
     
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  19. Jul 13, 2021 at 9:04 AM
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    Most companies recommend a 5-8 year shelf life. The concern is that the foams can harden up over time and not provide the same impact protection. As for recs just find something that fits from a reputable brand and that has MIPS (or similar). I have the Fox Speedframe Pro and really like it. It also tested highly in the Viginia Tech Helmet Ratings
     
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  20. Jul 13, 2021 at 11:17 AM
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    So I called about a personal rider on my insurance for some equipment I have and it's 1% of market value for a years coverage. Of course bikes unless you just bought it and have receipt will have to be appraised, but do any of you guys insure your bikes? These are also zero deductible plans at that 1%.

    I didn't ask if the personal rider could be made for bikes, just starting conversation in this dead thread lol.
     
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