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 Post subject: What helmet?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:14 am 
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From reading the forum, I can see there are regular organised rides (such as the Epping ride yesterday).
What helmet is needed for such a ride?
Are you all wearing full face or other types?

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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:19 am 
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Any trail lid will do you


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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:44 am 
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OK thanks.

Was thinking of getting one of these

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/bell-intro ... -2014.html

to cover all occaisions, but can't find a review of it being tested by any bike mags.

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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:47 am 
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The Bell is a good choice... but there are many out there.

Best thing to do is get down to your local bike shop and try a few on. As an example 661 lids don't seem to fit me but Urge do.

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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:27 am 
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That's because "you have no hair" chatman claims


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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:38 pm 
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The bell super a brilliant helmet but a bit OTT for Epping (more designed for wales/endure riding, most trail lids (lower back of lid for extra protection, less venation holes for strength/light weight) will do. I've got an Urge Endur-O-Matic which I can fully recommend...but say stumpy say, best going to a couple of shops to try them on

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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:41 pm 
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Ignore reviews (sort of) the FIT is much more important, as others say try your local shop.
Tried loads that got good reviews but none fit.
I would say Uvex Quatro as I've got one and its got lots of adjustment and fits my head shape... :D

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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:03 pm 
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OK thanks.

i was looking online at the Urge Endur-O-Matic.

Any local shops you would recommend in Chelmsford / Reyleigh / Southend areas that carry these brands?

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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:10 pm 
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I got the Bell Stoker, cheap and well fitting.

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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:28 pm 
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Rayleigh grips is a top shop but if you have a credit card chain reaction cycles is best order loads then send back for free collect plus I find it best to try things back to back this way :)


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 Post subject: What helmet?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:21 pm 
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Madasnibbor wrote:
That's because "you have no hair" chatman claims

That was a private conversation in the car... LOL

But i will say having worn my urge all mountain helmet all day sunday it was the most comfortable helmet i have worn, and warm as well... Best £34 i spent this year... Oh and you get loads of stickers as well, everybody likes a good set of stickers.


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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:26 pm 
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I tried a Bell Super on (not with the full race part) 2013 model i think ! the most comfortable lid I've ever tried! Their on sale on CRC at the mo!

Also had an Endur-o-matic, cracking lid & well priced!


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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:58 pm 
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I have just been to Cycle Surgery in the City, Tried on a Fox MTB helmet. Also a POC.
I think the helmet I already have is OK. I have a Specialised Tactic II. Initially I thought it was a road helmet, the others you have mentioned, when viewed on-line, appear to have more coverage at the rear of the head, but it seems the Tactic II has the same coverage.

I also tried on a Fox full face, which was very nice, but maybe overkill for a weekly jaunt. Maybe more suitable for BPW and similar places?

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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:13 pm 
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Yep most all mountain, enduro lid's have more protection around the lower part of your head !


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 Post subject: Re: What helmet?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:00 pm 
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Location: chelmsford, essex
MyNameIsDave wrote:
OK thanks.

i was looking online at the Urge Endur-O-Matic.

Any local shops you would recommend in Chelmsford / Reyleigh / Southend areas that carry these brands?



I'm another one for the urge range :thumbup: , go to Chelmer cycles, in Chelmsford and speak to nick. They have a good stock of Urge lids.

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