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Old 12-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Goggles and helmets & jackets!

lets start with the helmets My head is small and from most I tried on it's pretty much the same between different brands.

But I was wondering if anyone tried the Giro battle helmet? Curious how it compares with the red I tried on.

As for goggles I see most I have been looking at don't come with interchangeable lenses and most are a amber color, is it worth to get a photochromic lens?

I was thinking about getting two one clear for night and one amber for day?

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Amber is good for any day condition and clear is the best for night so sounds like you pretty much have the two most versatile lenses. Sounds good.
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Amber is good for any day condition and clear is the best for night so sounds like you pretty much have the two most versatile lenses. Sounds good.
Sweet! I just can't find that helmet local to try it on.
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i just bought a k2 spector helmet for fifty bucks at sport chek.and some oakley xs o frame goggle on boxing day from spareparts.
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Sweet! I just can't find that helmet local to try it on.
If you don't have you heart set on that certain helmet look for another helmet, one that is at a local store
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heh I have a feeling I might get the red in matte black had a pretty good fit, I'd just have to check how it feels with goggles
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Another question about the helmet some offer the audio feature, what if I want to wear earbuds while riding but I don't have the audio version of the helmet?
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do yourself a favor buy a nice pair of oaks dragon or electrics having a tint at night makes not that much difference and its worth the money in the long run
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Another question about the helmet some offer the audio feature, what if I want to wear earbuds while riding but I don't have the audio version of the helmet?
Well, in my experience if you are going to wear a helmet and you want music you have to get the "audio" feature because snowboard/ski helmets have the ear pad things and when you try to wear earbuds with those it pushes them in your ear and is uncomfortable and is in so deep into your ear that it's all quiet. That is unless you take out the ear pad feature on your helmet, which is very easy and not a problem at all; as long as you are wearing something to cover your ears like a beanie or what I use, an Airhole, either way it's no problem but just a recommendation that you get the "Audio" feature on your helmet if you have the option just to avoid the pain.

Hope this helps!
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Ah ok, I just ended up ordering a Smith Optics Maze helmet in small from Amazon, if small turns out to be a little big (I seem to be the same for all brands) then I can return it and get the X-Small.

Anyways the helmet seems to be well liked here for low weight and not too huge looking like the RED looked.
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