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Troy lee D2 cracked foam

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by vincent, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. vincent

    vincent Monkey

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    I recently found that the foam inside my D2 is cracked, the shell seems ok. I did a search and didn't find anything but I think I saw a while back that troy lee design can replace the foam is that right? and can I deal direct with them or do I have to go trought my LBS.
    Thanks
    Vincent
     

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  2. P.T.W

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    In not much more time than it took you to start this thread,you could of an should sent an email to troylee designs themselves.
    Maybe they could answer your question
     
  3. vincent

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    True, it's just that everytime I e-mail a company it takes way more than 2-3 or 4 days to get an answer (not complaining about it, I know they are busy) so that's why I'm asking over here.
     
  4. stinky6

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    From what I've heard about helmet construction it sounds like your helmet is done. They glue the foam in and once the glue cracks and the foam compresses or breaks thats it. If you crashed hard enough to do that the shell is probably damaged, maybe just not visibly. Hopefully for your sake I'm wrong because those are expensive helmets.
     
  5. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    behind you, don't wait up.
    have you crashed, and has your helmet taken any good hits?
     
  6. vincent

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    I remember crashing one time OTB pretty badly, no concusion but I saw stars that's for sure...
     
  7. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    behind you, don't wait up.
    ok, so your helmet has done it's job and likely should be replaced.
     
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    ^ Yes he's right

    From my personal experiance

    new helmet (a nice 'un) - $300-$350
    vs.
    Medivac trip and hospital stay (standard procedure so resorts can say they did their job to cover their ass from lawsuits) - $40K to the stars.

    don't fix the helmet, u'll just end up getting your head fixed.
     
  9. vincent

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    ok thanks everyone....that sucks to have a 300$ helmet laying around here and even more when the 2008 d2 are all not so nice IMO
     
  10. Banshee Rider

    Banshee Rider Turbo Monkey

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    You should personally call TLD. Don't play it off as a warentee or a defect, just say your helmet did its job, and you were wondering if they offered crash replacements for a discounted price. The reason I say this is; I honestly seem to remember reading something in the paperwork that came with my helmet about offering a discount on new helmets if your current one cracks.

    Hell, its worth a shot.
     
  11. kev211

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    Contact TLD. Im pretty sure they have crash replacement, and you can get a new one for like 20 bucks
     
  12. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Contact TLD like everyone else has suggested or you could always not get another D2 and save a few hundred bucks.

    hmmm

    or

    hmmm...