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Old 08-10-2012, 03:46 AM
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What helmets do u guys recommend
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:48 PM
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bell slant has saved my noggin once already. earned my money a 2nd time.

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the one that fits your head correctly.

seriously, try a bunch on. Bell helmets fit me good, so do Fox helmets, Giro and Specialized don't fit me at all so I don't even bother trying them anymore. They all have to meet the same safety requirements so it comes down to fit and then function (vents, weight, retaining system etc) and how much you want to spend.

Also you're talking about a regular xc lid right? not a DH? If you want a full face I ran a 661 moto full face for racing and DH practice. TLD makes super nice lightweight full face helmets but they are expensive as hell. For freeride and light dh I have a Giro (i know, i know) Remedy full face that's nice.
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the one that fits your head correctly.

seriously, try a bunch on. Bell helmets fit me good, so do Fox helmets, Giro and Specialized don't fit me at all so I don't even bother trying them anymore. They all have to meet the same safety requirements so it comes down to fit and then function (vents, weight, retaining system etc) and how much you want to spend.
this. go to a few bike shops and try a number of helmets to see what works for you.
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anybody hear of these guys? looks like this would be a neat party trick...

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Nope but thats not a bad parts spec on it
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haha i tried doing a manual today and ended up on my ass with my bike 10 feet down the trail.

needless to say, they are trickier than they look and clipless pedals are not the most ideal to practice with.
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I think that's more of a wheelie or a off-set landing after a jump but yup I hear you on the manual/wheelie thing. I can't do them properly either and have ended up on my back on the trail, wind knocked out of me, just bad overal.
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i think it has something to do with the older you get the less showier things you can do.. lol. I can't ride a wheelie to save my life now.
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does anyone have experience with night riding? any setup or light recommendations?

the summer light still goes long enough for a good ride right now, but i'm trying to be proactive about riding through the fall and possibly the winter months.
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check out MagicShine lights. Yes they're from China but lots of people run them and in general they're great bang for the buck. I have one of their lights and despite a battery recall once I still prefer it over the much more expensive NiteRider light I also own (which also had to be replaced once). It's been a while since I got both those lights so I can't really advise on what is the best models to buy right now...
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I've got a Light & Motion light that I love, but it was a little pricey. I also have a MagicShine, and Erik has two of them. We rode many night rides with those and had great luck with them.

I use the Light & Motion on my helmet (it's a little lighter) and the MagicShine on the bars. We've hit some pretty hard trails too, and it stayed put.
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I've got a Light & Motion light that I love, but it was a little pricey. I also have a MagicShine, and Erik has two of them. We rode many night rides with those and had great luck with them.

I use the Light & Motion on my helmet (it's a little lighter) and the MagicShine on the bars. We've hit some pretty hard trails too, and it stayed put.
I forgot about our epic night ride near Vegas that one time where I borrowed Erik's MagicShine. Fn awesome adventure
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Hahah, yeah dude! That was a great time!
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