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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-27-1999, 03:31 PM
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Helmets

Can someone help me figure out what is a good helmet?
I want a quality helmet,but I don't know what is necessary and what
is just hype.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-27-1999, 06:27 PM
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Re: Helmets

I just bought a Bell Snow Legacy. Snell and DOT certified. I bought from local motorcycle shop, About $140.00 It's
very lite and looks nice.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-27-1999, 06:44 PM
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I've had a Bell Snow Sprint for a few years and like it. They didn't make them for a couple of years, but I see them in Dennis Kirk now for $100. I tried on some inexpensive HJC helmets and liked them as well, maybe I'll try one of them next. Best thing to do, go to several well stocked dealers and try on helmets. They all fit different, and everybody's head is different. You won't know until you try them all. Things to consider: On/off over you ears, Do they sqeeze your face too much, Extra room for a balaclava or to circulate a little air. As far as safety ratings go, its your head. My head's only worth DOT. They're mostly for warmth, anyway. I've never heard of a sledding fatality where a better helmet would have made the difference. Not pulling out in front of a car, THAT would have made a difference.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-27-1999, 10:22 PM
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Re: Helmets

i'm a bell man, so thats what i reccommend. anyone ever use motocross style helmets? when i go on short, or aggressive rides I wear one and love it

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-28-1999, 07:52 AM
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I wear an HJC snowcross helmet. It is very comfortable and light. Goggles are a must and you never worry about fogging up at all. I thought it would be colder than full face helmets, but it really isn't bad at all.

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I own Polaris Bell Wedge and an Arai motocross style helmet. The full fave wedge has been in the closet for 3-4 years now while the Arai has een used a lot. Motocross helmets are fantastic. You need a good pair of goggles and additional face protection to protect from cold and frostite but they don't fog up anf they are very functional and comfortible.

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a good balaclava or two works great.

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Snowpest - I see that you haven't got that new keyboard yet!

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post #9 of (permalink) Old 11-28-1999, 10:43 PM
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Re: Helmets

Get a motocross style helmet if you ride aggressively off-trail or in the mountains. I carry three sets of goggles with different tints
in the windshield bag for different light conditions (a must in the mountains) I also have a "Quick Strap" set-up from Dennis Kirk that
allows the goggles to come off quickly and they don't allow your goggle strap to fall off. I still don't get how anyone can ride with the
fully enclosed helmets, nobody I ride with uses them.

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 11-30-1999, 07:29 AM
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Just bought a Modular from Bombardier.
1-No more fogging
2-No plugging in for electrical
3-No carrying two pairs of glasses or extra lenses for goggles, has UV protection in the sunvisor

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