In the market for a new helmet.

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7/28/2016 3:07 PM

I know it's a bit of a long shot, but if anybody here has some type of hookup for a higher end helmet I would be super appreciative. Bike tipped over the other day on the stand and fell right on my helmet. worst case Ontario I can just swallow the cost, but maybe somebody has some type of connections. Thanks.

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7/28/2016 3:09 PM

Size,budget,brand preference? Bto has them on closeout.

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7/28/2016 4:38 PM

I use 6d, great protection, plus when you crash and are concerned about the integrity of the helmet, send it in for their inspection and repair program. Inspection=$0, repair - $250, plus option to buy a new one at a big discount!

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7/28/2016 5:06 PM

do yourself a favor and really do some research on helmets and head injuries, stay away from anything made in China, which is more than you think. The Europeans are way ahead of us on this. Good luck and be safe

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7/28/2016 5:18 PM

This thread has the potential to get interesting.

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much ty. How to spot a paid forum poster/artificial forum traffic producer (see list of actions/phrases below):

Copius pattern amounts of phrases like “Anyone have”..., “Anybody know?”.... and their variations.

Thoughts?
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!





7/28/2016 5:20 PM

I suggest Airoh. At least the European model, I heard they're heavier in the US

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7/28/2016 5:39 PM

The new fox helmets look awesome.

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7/28/2016 6:04 PM

nascarnate326 wrote:

The new fox helmets look awesome.

depends on what type of riding, desert, wide open stuff wouldn't wear anything other than Arai, Bell or Shoei, slower speeds take your choice but I still personally wouldn't wear anything other than the three above.

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7/28/2016 6:38 PM

Have a look at Suomy if your research leads you to Euro helmets.

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7/28/2016 6:54 PM

I miss the old Shoei line...."if you have a $100 head, buy a $100 helmet"!

I am also in the market and I am thinking Shoei or 6D. But I have not researched that much at all. Still waiting on a new bike to show up....

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7/28/2016 6:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/28/2016 7:01 PM

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7/28/2016 7:08 PM

Pretty sure hes not looking for helmet recommendations, just looking for a good deal on a high end helmet...

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7/28/2016 7:26 PM

Shoei, Arai, Airoh (the expensive ones from Airoh!)
All of them are great. 6D as well haven't tried it personally though

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7/28/2016 7:27 PM

Kx125rider wrote:

Pretty sure hes not looking for helmet recommendations, just looking for a good deal on a high end helmet...

Probably right

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7/28/2016 7:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/28/2016 7:34 PM

My Shoei VFX-Ws completely saved my ass twice in the past three years. No concussion or head/brain injury from two major crashes. One including a practice rider cutting a track while I was 450ing 4th wide and another one reminiscent of the Chad-apult, caused by a high side off a jump and landing sideways... On my head. I won't buy another helmet. The 2015s and 16s are on close out now. Cheap too. They're coming out with a new model. VFX-R or something.

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7/29/2016 12:11 AM

Make research and go to stores and try them on. Anything but an Airoh of the high-end helmets and you'll be good. I prefer Shoei.

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7/29/2016 1:09 AM

RailinRuts450 wrote:

My Shoei VFX-Ws completely saved my ass twice in the past three years. No concussion or head/brain injury from two major crashes. One including a practice rider cutting a track while I was 450ing 4th wide and another one reminiscent of the Chad-apult, caused by a high side off a jump and landing sideways... On my head. I won't buy another helmet. The 2015s and 16s are on close out now. Cheap too. They're coming out with a new model. VFX-R or something.

Damn good info. I was just about to pull the trigger on a VFX-W. Guess I'll wait then.

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7/29/2016 1:23 AM

Kx125rider wrote:

Pretty sure hes not looking for helmet recommendations, just looking for a good deal on a high end helmet...

crusty_xx wrote:

Probably right

Who wouldn't? Spent a bit of time researching though. Not gonna spend a bunch of cash on anything without that MIPS system or equivalent. Wish my local dealers would stock good helmets though. No sense committing to something without fit testing first.

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7/29/2016 2:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2016 2:14 AM

I don't get it. You expect someone to suggest you a place to get a deal on a helmet (most probably website), but you won't buy it without test fitting anyway which you obviously cannot do when ordering online? What's the point?
Try motorcyclecloseouts.com

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7/29/2016 2:15 AM

RailinRuts450 wrote:

My Shoei VFX-Ws completely saved my ass twice in the past three years. No concussion or head/brain injury from two major crashes. One including a practice rider cutting a track while I was 450ing 4th wide and another one reminiscent of the Chad-apult, caused by a high side off a jump and landing sideways... On my head. I won't buy another helmet. The 2015s and 16s are on close out now. Cheap too. They're coming out with a new model. VFX-R or something.

HenryA wrote:

Damn good info. I was just about to pull the trigger on a VFX-W. Guess I'll wait then.

Actually the new one will take one more year before it will be released. Shame.

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7/29/2016 2:18 AM

Finnish_Flash_62 wrote:

Make research and go to stores and try them on. Anything but an Airoh of the high-end helmets and you'll be good. I prefer Shoei.

Why not Airoh ??

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7/29/2016 3:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2016 4:01 AM

arvid wrote:

Why not Airoh ??

I've just seen too many of them not doing their job like they should and turning into tin foil when hitting the ground. I get that it's light weight but too light isn't safe anymore because the weight is saved somewhere. From what I've seen it just isn't on par with the other helmets in that prize category.
Also a couple of weeks back FIM released their new Helmet Certification Program together with a bunch of helmet manufacturers, but Airoh wasn't mentioned as one of the manufacturers in it which I find weird when we are talking about making helmet safety better.
EDIT! Forgot to mention, remember when Airoh wasn't available in the US a couple of years back and when it became available, it was heavier than the Euro version as mentioned by someone earlier. The Euro and US standards are different, which makes you think why they had to make the US version heavier than the one that was available in Europe.

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7/29/2016 4:01 AM

RailinRuts450 wrote:

My Shoei VFX-Ws completely saved my ass twice in the past three years. No concussion or head/brain injury from two major crashes. One including a practice rider cutting a track while I was 450ing 4th wide and another one reminiscent of the Chad-apult, caused by a high side off a jump and landing sideways... On my head. I won't buy another helmet. The 2015s and 16s are on close out now. Cheap too. They're coming out with a new model. VFX-R or something.

HenryA wrote:

Damn good info. I was just about to pull the trigger on a VFX-W. Guess I'll wait then.

Finnish_Flash_62 wrote:

Actually the new one will take one more year before it will be released. Shame.

I've grabbed 4 shelf displays for $175 each. Bought one off a Canadian dealer & asked if he had more. He/they gave me 3 more at the same price point.

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7/29/2016 6:10 AM

I got a fly f2 mips. the 2016 ones are around 220 on rocky mountain. it fit better than bell and 6d on my head. i know its made in china. just like the bell troy lee and fox.

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7/29/2016 12:46 PM

Arai, Bell or Shoei

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7/29/2016 1:00 PM

"Higher-End Helmet"...

That puts it in Carbon-MIPS thru 6D type protection...

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

7/29/2016 2:24 PM

Go with Just1 if you want a high end helmet for a lower price.

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7/29/2016 2:32 PM

I bought 27 of these helmets at a yard sale for six bucks....they're pretty comfortable and the tear-offs I made work pretty good. I just make sure to not hit my head at all when I crash.....

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7/31/2016 7:23 AM

Jrbicycles.com has their 6D's on sale right now for about $100 off.

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7/31/2016 8:02 AM

First you need to know are you at the high end or low end for concussions. What I mean by that is have you hit your head not very hard and had one. No 2 people react the same on head injuries to a point. Some cucuss easy and some don't and go by that. ECE standards are very high and should be checked by brand. Heavy helmets can cause other issues like neck fatigue. It's your head so it's your call. Spending many hours at a race track I see expensive helmets do bad and cheap helmets do bad.

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