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 Post subject: Helmet help
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:36 am 
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Location: Wickford
Morning Guys and girls

Trying to find a helmet and armor

I got me self a bell cycle helmet but looking at it its more a road helmet and as now I want to do more off road xc riding I see the helmet is no good for the riding I want to do

I can see the need for full face but sometimes a little over kill sometimes and I've come across a super bell 2r that's the best of both worlds how do you guys rate this

Or would you invest in enduro helmet and a full face ?

Once again thanks for your help

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:42 am 
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The Bell 2r is a good comprimise if it fits (need to try one on really) or there is the parachute but that doesnt have the chin that removes.
I use the latter as its a good fit for me and it meets the stronger safety checks and you can ride all day in it without overheating.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:39 pm 
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Helmet - Met Parachute - the padding's a bit thin so not the most comfortable but I can vouch that it protects your bonce - Met also have a crash replacement scheme where they'll replace your broken helmet for a new one at half RRP within 2 years of purchase

Body armour - Troy Lee Designs long sleeve top - brilliant bit of kit that allows you to shoulder barge trees with impunity and just bounce when you go over the bars onto rocks - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/troy ... -prod82726

Knee pads - Race Face Flank D3O - good protection to front and side of knees plus cover your shins - unavailable at mo from chain reaction - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/race ... prod113080

Ankles - 7iDP Control - didn't realise I needed these until I had a low speed off and my pedal rammed into my ankle taking a lump out of it and causing a week's worth of swelling - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/7-id ... prod115849


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 Post subject: Helmet help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:58 pm 
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Didn't know that about the Met replacement...


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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:11 pm 
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Location: chelmsford, essex
Chelmer Cycles Stock the Bells, with the removable chin bar. best to try one on as they are a very different fit to "for example" my Urge helmet.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:19 pm 
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I dont know if anyone else noticed at Ard Rock, the std Bell super (not the 2r) there were a lot of people wearing them, the lid was coming down over their ears? looked very odd and cant be comfortable?

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:20 am 
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Location: chelmsford, essex
I wasn't looking at peoples helmets tbh

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:28 am 
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LOL but there were no tree cover!

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:45 am 
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Location: Wickford
I've been looking at the urge helmets too ???

And to be fair the reason I asked is it didn't sit right looking at other men's helmets and sizing them up

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:00 am 
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Yeah you gotta try them on ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:35 am 
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I have an Urge AM helmet and its the most comfortable lid I have owned.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:18 am 
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Ive got UVEX Quatro and it fits well has lots of adjustment.. ( got it from zee Germans.. Bike-discount.de :D )
The main thing with helmets is get One that fits your head properly..!!
It's no good looking cool :D If it falls off when you crash..!! ( yes I know everybody hates mushrooms head.. :lol: :lol: )
Order from crc, wiggle, wheelies etc online with free returns that way you can order a few to make sure they fit, or go to your local shop. I find local shops only seem to stock a few if not only one brand that's why personally I prefer online.. :D
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 Post subject: Re: Helmet help
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:11 pm 
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Location: Letchworth, Herts
I've always had pisspots which are good for side and rear coverage but just bloody hot, I've only had one "big accident" (plenty of minor ones), I was knocked out briefly and had grazes all down my face. Luckily they were all superficial as there were no rocks/slate around otherwise I'd have be in a right mess, this was doing XC. Sadly my foot was mashed to fuck though :(

Needless to say I wear a fullface now, although I find myself doing less XC these days the heat and breathing is annoying I'd still put on the full face depending on speeds/location, if I was just on a leisure ride with the mrs a pisspot will do. Couldn't care less if people thought I look I twonk lol :D


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