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Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by KenW449, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. KenW449

    KenW449 something stupid

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    So i did a quick search on helmets and got about 10 pages of mostly garbage. We need a thread dedicated to helmets and other Personal Protective Equipment. What good is biking if we are just gonna make ourselves ded or injured cuz we gots a bad kit?


    Anyway, are we saying goodbye to MIPS? POC is!

    http://www.bikemag.com/news/poc-puts-new-spin-helmets/
     

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  2. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    I've pretty much settled for Smith trail bike helmet and TLD full faces. I don't usually wear pads on trail rides.
     
  3. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    behind you, don't wait up.
    I got a Smith helmet and that plastic honeycomb crap got loose and rattled around. I still have to send it for warranty.
    Back to wearing a Giro somethingorother. It's better ventilated and fits well.

    Recently tried a 100% FF and the fit just isn't comfortable. Unfortunately I crashed wearing it before I could sell it. Back to a TLD which fits my big fat head much moar betterer.

    General rule is if I need to wear my full face I'm wearing leatt and knee pads. I'd old, I crash, and I don't bounce anymore.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    I like used Wheaties boxes.


    Pizza boxes for DH
     
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  5. Kevin

    Kevin Turbo Monkey

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    A1 For trails.
    D2 For DH.

    No complaints.
     
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  6. KenW449

    KenW449 something stupid

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    right now, I'm still wearing a $20 Wal-mart special that's serving its purpose and pretty well ventilated. Currently have a big ass headlamp and battery pack zip tied to it. Upgraded helmet soon.

    Hell I'm young, i crash, i usually get shredded by rocks and poked by cacti. Recently switched back to flats on trails I'm unfamiliar with since my first bad wreck needed stiches... I didn't get them, but i should have.
     
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  7. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    check out some of the new rechargeable lights. I have a Serfas 900 lumen that is bright enough on high to get you through some dusk rides, but can't weigh 1/4 pound.
     
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  8. KenW449

    KenW449 something stupid

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    I got something like this. https://www.amazon.com/InnoGear-Fla...504279756&sr=8-4&keywords=5000+lumen+headlamp

    Helmet stays in my car, will take a pic next time i go to lunch.
    Other than the battery pack being off to the side, pulling the helmet to the left due to roadie style helmet shape, its pretty balanced and don't feel the weight. Tightening the helmet fixed the pulling to the left.
     
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  9. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    be careful with any light with those specs and that kind of price. cheap chinese stuff doesn't have the same kind of QC that more expensive ones have.

    https://www.singletracks.com/blog/m...e-light-nearly-burned-down-this-riders-house/
     
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  10. KenW449

    KenW449 something stupid

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    I have an ituo. 2300 lumens. 6800mAh battery. $200.
     
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    KenW449 something stupid

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    Nice, but not quite ready to drop 2hundo on a light
     
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    I had that attitude for years.
     
  14. KenW449

    KenW449 something stupid

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    One day, i have a real nice light for my bars but right now i need a moar betterer dome bunker
     
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    Priorities yo.

    I've got a fox flux I've been happy with. They can be found for under $75 (I've seen them as low as $50) if you're on a budget.
     
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    KenW449 something stupid

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    Cool thank you
     
  17. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    I just cracked open the wallet and bought a POC...love it! I have a big nugget, and am hard to fit with helmets, so for me to say that is a pretty big deal. To me anyway. Got it for $110 from Eriks...cheaper than a(nother) TBI for sure.

    Also have a MiNewt 600..."only" 600 lumens, but it has served me well in the 5 or so years I have had it. Commuted regularly with it for 3 years, now doesnt get a whole lot of use, but dragged it out the other day to support a local marathon and it charged right up and worked fine for the 2 hours it was in use. What more do you need?
     
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    KenW449 something stupid

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    Not bad, and its great to find a good fit at a good price.

    A spotlight mounted to your bars?
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Yep. Thats how I roll. Came with a helmet mount also, but I use the bar mount. My lighting needs are not that great...dont go grinding after dark much.
     
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    KenW449 something stupid

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    Understandable, out here in the late spring, summer and early fall, its almost the only time to go without the Yellow Baron trying to melt you and your bike. Its nice enough now in the mornings to go.