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Old 11-13-2011, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm looking for my first helmet and found the K2 Indy helmet for less than $50... Do you guys think it's a decent helmet? Any helmet I tried so far, the L size has been fitting me very well, and since this helmet has the adjusting system I think the L size would def. work for me..

Any other ideas on helmets around $50?
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been looking at the demon helmets on all sports protection. Under 50. Audio included. wondering if anyone had any experience with them.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've been looking at the demon helmets on all sports protection. Under 50. Audio included. wondering if anyone had any experience with them.
seems like a great deal but not sure how comfortable it would be..
And it comes with audio too - I have doubts how good the sound quality would be...

Personally I'm mad happy with my in-ear headsets.. I'm actually curious if I can wear those headsets with any helmet I buy.. how comfy it would be
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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seems like a great deal but not sure how comfortable it would be..
And it comes with audio too - I have doubts how good the sound quality would be...

Personally I'm mad happy with my in-ear headsets.. I'm actually curious if I can wear those headsets with any helmet I buy.. how comfy it would be
I just realize I finished all my sentences with "would be".. I think I'm just too curious about every single detail.. LOL
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Pro-Tec makes good helmets for a good price, however going cheap with a helmet is like going cheap with condoms, you just don't do it. i'd say throw up the budget to around $80 and you can find nice helmets. Audio generally won't be included for $80, however earphones will work just fine. Also if you're going to order it online, measure the circumference of you head (right above your eyebrow aka the crown) and remember not all helmets will fit the same. I picked up my salomon helmet for around $75 and am in love with it. It is nice and comfortable and has removable ear pads and padding on inside so you can wash them or remove them for wearing a beanie underneath.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i personally like giro helmets only because they are fully adjustable.. there is a strap at the back of the helmet to dial in your size
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i personally like giro helmets only because they are fully adjustable.. there is a strap at the back of the helmet to dial in your size
Well the K2 indy helmet that I've been talking about for less than $50 also has that adjustable dial behind the helmet.. I'm trying to understand how comfy the helmet will be..

As far as security, as long as the helmet is certified I honestly don't mind what brand is it.. Once a helmet is certified it's certified..
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yeah, but some helmets take one good hit on a groomed run and the foam inside can break or lose its shock absorb-ness. A good helmet will be able to take a few good hits. Back to my condom analogy, some condoms are certified to prevent the contraction of STDs, but they break more often, you spend a few more bucks and you get less breakage meaning less STDs. Same thing as helmets only we're talking about you're brain swelling and you going into a coma instead of having to take some penicillin.
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yeah, but some helmets take one good hit on a groomed run and the foam inside can break or lose its shock absorb-ness. A good helmet will be able to take a few good hits. Back to my condom analogy, some condoms are certified to prevent the contraction of STDs, but they break more often, you spend a few more bucks and you get less breakage meaning less STDs. Same thing as helmets only we're talking about you're brain swelling and you going into a coma instead of having to take some penicillin.
I would expect certified helmets to be certified to absorb the impact anytime, not just once but apparently this is not the case..

Anyways... Imma look at other helmets to.. I actually tried the Smith Holt and kinda liked it.. I might go with that for $25 more..
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Altrec has Bern helmets on sale right now, buddy has one and loves it.
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