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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-09-2010, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Are "Park" helmets practical for all-mountain riding?

I don't know if my question makes any sense, but I'm tired of looking like an Alien with my Giro G9. I need something thin, low-profile and comfortable. I don't do any riding in the park though.

I was looking at getting the Giro Shiv, Red Mutiny or Bern helmet.
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Slap some stickers on it, makes a helluva difference - try it.
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they all have to got hrough a ratings process to be certified so they are all pretty similar in protection. the only difference is with bern. their helmets are certififed as "hard-hats" so i guess they dont provide as much protection.
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There aren't really any, "all-mountain" or "park" helmets. There's just mainly different styles, though some of the newer helmets use Brock Foam instead of EPS, not that Brock Foam is inferior or anything. Brock Foam actually protects your head better, but is not as tough against massive impact. I have a Bern helmet and love it simple because it's warm and very comfortable.

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REd mutinies are the tits
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REd mutinies are the tits
2nd that, Very comfy
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I've never heard of this "park helmet" buisness
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You should go check out the Smith Maze, it's the lightest one out there at only 330 GR, and it looks sick
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The process of getting the brock foam helmets certified is a long and expensive one. They should release some figures, but I am super anal about my head (please no siglines :P) but it seems like it will work out fine.

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http://www.cyclechic.co.uk/content/u...et%20types.jpg

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I didn't know that there was much of a difference. They may have a different shape and look sleeker, but they are just as good as any helmet
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