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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by godofspeed, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Aug 16, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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    ffdawson

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    Protection-wise its not overkill, but you will suffer in the comfort/weight category. I was in the same boat a while back, when I was stepping up from riding dirt jumps to more gnarly slope style/free ride with a lot of BIG gaps. Jumps with a lot of consequence. I just couldn't go hard in my regular old lid knowing the potential damage I could suffer. I also ride Moto so I thought "what the hell I'll just rock my full face Moto lid". Not a great choice. While it's fine for Mx, the helmets are just way too heavy, hot and constrictive for riding MTB.

    Invest the $ and get a good quality full face lid if you're doing some serious riding. It's your brain after all, can't put a price tag on that :)
     
  2. Aug 17, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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    113tac

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    man hes fast haha, when he went through that tree section i was like holy shit hahaha
     
  3. Aug 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    I thought the section where he passed the other two was pretty quick-well, when he passed them it was like they were standing still!
     
  5. Aug 17, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    113tac

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    yeah he flew by them haha
     
  6. Aug 18, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    jeremy1ns

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    Anyone from sc riding in the next few weeks?
     
  7. Aug 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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    You guys were right, it is too heavy, cumbersome and hot! :bananadead: I am starting to shop for a proper helmet now. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Aug 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    SconnieHailer

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  9. Aug 18, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    i just ordered a Fox Flux from pricepoint for $70
     
  10. Aug 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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    113tac

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    thats a good helmet, mine fits perfectly, i love it. i tried on the new bell super and it felt weird. like i barely notice my flux is there but the super was weird, definitely more coverage though

    do any of you wear ankle braces while riding? i rolled my ankle yesterday riding bmx at the skatepark haha, im looking for something that would be low profile for biking if any of you have any in mind
     
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  11. Aug 18, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    Yeah i read enough good reviews about it that it sounded like a good purchase
     
  12. Aug 18, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    Didn't like the flux the first two times I wore it . I re adjusted it today and it feels much better. Can barely feel it now . It was too tight .
     
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  13. Aug 18, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    I was in between a S/M and L/XL but slightly closer to the S/M so I went with that one. I hope its not too small or tight.
     
  14. Aug 18, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    They do run big. I have a big head and got the l xl and have plenty of room . It adjusts in the back and chin
     
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  15. Aug 18, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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    just picked up a Kona Stuff the other day, excited to get out on some trails. It's not stock by any means, which sucks when trying to figure out what it will need for parts/service, but for what i paid, i really cant complain. I think it needs a new chain, and i need a shock pump to pump up the marzocchi drop off fork a little bit..
     
  16. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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    I'm really enjoying the diamondback . The shimano SLX derailleurs shifts quick and smooth and shimano deore hydraulic brakes 180/160 work great . Also happy with the wtb wolverine tires it came with.
     
  17. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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    Shimano brakes blow doors on Avid brakes in my opinion iv ran over 2 dozen sets off Avid breaks everything from juicy's to codes to elixers to BB7s and on my last few bike builds iv used the new Saint, SLX, XTR. something about the Shimano's makes them feel sooooo much better, every set of avids i have ever used fade before i even burn out the pads...then i bleed them and after that they feel ruined. I also switched to Shimano drive train now still not sure if i like the SRAM or Shimano shifting better yet, i do like the 1:1 ration SRAM uses makes adjusting much easier but like you said the snappy shifting on the Shimano stuff feels pretty solid, my only complaint with shimano is dealing with any warrenty stuff with them is tough, sram would send me new brakes or derrailurs in a heart beat if i said something was wrong
     
  18. Aug 19, 2013 at 3:30 AM
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    Dis ole born again bitch still gots mucho magic in her..............

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    No burned up pads, no bleeding issues, no missed shift nothin, nothing that needs warrantying.....nada, just ride and ride and ride some more.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    ffdawson

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    Nice! The Stuff is a rad little hardtail. I've had mine for about 5 years and I've used it as a Dirt Jumper. Beat the piss out of it and it still keeps tickin'. You can probably get a new fork pretty cheap. I'm running the Marz Bomber 3's and they hold up fine. I scrapped the front derailer and only use the rears. Works great for trails, dj and park.

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  20. Aug 19, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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    My 15 year old son and his buddies pull away from me on the mountain bike trails now. Here is a little video of a run he did last Friday evening.
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