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Old 01-06-2011, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Where can I find a Full carbon fiber helmet?
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Aside from motorcycle, or full face mountain bike helmets, I don't think there is one.

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i like the looks of carbon fiber plus their ultra light. I seen a kid on the mountain the other day who was rocking one.
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Bern is making full carbon helmets. They're crazy light and expensive.
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ill check them out, thanks
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Default Bern Baker Carobon Fiber...

I own a Bern Baker Carbon Fiber helmet and it is sweeeeeet! So very light and obviously uber durable. Its worth it to spend 175 bucks on a helmet if you keep getting cheaper ones that fall apart at an accelerated rate anyway. I actually purchased a Contour Camera to attach to the helmet and I dont know which one weighs more... its amazing. The last superlative I will give it is that I have a very thin head and usually look silly with helmets on but this one is so low profile and thin that it almost looks normal on me hope that helps...
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Too expensive for what you get. Which is a helmet. Carbon shell doesnt matter, its what is on the inside that counts. you hit a rock with a carbon fiber helmet and it will break. smith makes really light lopro helmets at half the price, just saying.
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Default Carbon Fiber Matters

Im not trying to argue about it, but a Carbon Fiber shell matters significantly... It is an expensive material for two REALLY legitimate reasons... #1 It has high flexibility, high tensile strength, low weight, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion and #2 The brittle nature of pure Carbon Fiber is rendered moot by the injection of plastic resin to form a carbon fiber/plastic reinforced hybrid in the Bern model. It is BY FAR the lightest helmet I have ever worn and (as point of fact) the strongest & most durable... spend the extra cash... besides it is low profile and aesthetically bangin...
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ok, they look cool but carbon fiber is not the best material for a helmet. Low energy absorption and brittle is not the best thing for a helmet. carbon is just used because its light.
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ok, they look cool but carbon fiber is not the best material for a helmet. Low energy absorption and brittle is not the best thing for a helmet. carbon is just used because its light.
Uhm, CF is far superior to any other material for helmets currently. If done properly, it's resistance to any load is far superior to a fiberglass or plastic counterpart.
Although it may be brittle, and therefore will shatter/snap under loads instead of crack, the force required for it to do so is much higher than what would be needed to crack a different material. In short, if you manage to snap a carbon fiber helmet i'd be pretty impressed
The lightness is an added bonus but stating that carbon is only used for its being light property is incorrect.
It's arguable that cf helmets are overkill for most riders, but if you can afford to dish out the extra cash for increased safety, then why not?
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