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Old 12-19-2012, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Helmet?

Last year was my first season of riding and i just didn't have enough cash to get a helmet along with all the other gear i got.

I'm looking for a helmet now but I don't know anything about the brands. I'd like one that either comes with audio or has audio capabilities...hoping to keep the cost under $100

any suggestions?
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i ride with a bern watts and I love it.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Honestly, there are a lot of great brands and a lot of great helmets. Go to a store and try a bunch of them on then pick the one that fits your head (and your budget).

As for brands (in no particular order):

Giro
Smith
Red
Bern

the list goes on...
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Honestly, there are a lot of great brands and a lot of great helmets. Go to a store and try a bunch of them on then pick the one that fits your head (and your budget).

As for brands (in no particular order):

Giro
Smith
Red
Bern

the list goes on...
I have a Evo giftcard so I'll probably end up ordering one from them. I don't have any local shops so I'm going to try stuff on at Dick's to atleast see what size fits my head. Hopefully they carry some of these brands.

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Helmets with audio sounds horrible, so bad quality. I recommend you to use your own headphones into earmuffs. Personally, I have a bern watts, two red models (aletta and trace) and a smith maze. The smith is so lightweight!! All are good quality and very comfortable. I must say that the helmet that surprised me most was a quicksilver I tried in a store and I was totally in love with it, is the most comfortable helmet without a doubt! If you can, try one.
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Helmets with audio sounds horrible, so bad quality. I recommend you to use your own headphones into earmuffs. Personally, I have a bern watts, two red models (aletta and trace) and a smith maze. The smith is so lightweight!! All are good quality and very comfortable. I must say that the helmet that surprised me most was a quicksilver I tried in a store and I was totally in love with it, is the most comfortable helmet without a doubt! If you can, try one.
good to know. All I have for headphones is some cheap $10 earbuds that sound bad anyways so I'll to get something else anyways. I've seen skullcandy mentioned a few times so maybe i'll look into those
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Maybe yo can buy a decent pair of headphones with removable speakers to put into earmuffs. One example is skullcandy cassette. I never try any headphone from that brand so I can't tell nothing about their quality.



I'm think to give it a try, I found good prices at online stores, about $25 and free shipping.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Don't buy a helmet with out trying it on first. With the styrofoam and thin padding design of almost all helmets fit can vary wildly. There is almost no flex to the helmets so any variation in shape from your head to the foam's shape will cause pressure points or sloppiness.
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Duster Helmet | Ride Snowboards 2012-2013

I wear this and it works with my EG2 goggles. Audio seems good but I've only used it at home and not while riding yet.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a 2010 Smith Maze helmet, I don't think much has changed. The muffs are removable which is nice. Mine didn't come with the pads that had the zipper for sound, but I actually e-mailed them last year asking if I could buy a set of the muffs with the zipper and they sent me a pair for free!

The helmet fits well, is warm, which is why it's nice to have those muffs come off come spring and has held up well since I bought it. The only thing I don't like is that the goggle holder on the back opens on the bottom instead of the top. Damn gravity.

I use my regular panasonic earbuds in the helmet and the sound it just fine.
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