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Which of the following helmet designs would you buy?

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  1. kuksul08

    kuksul08 Monkey

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    I went and tried on a bunch of full face helmets yesterday, and the Giro Remedy just blew all the others out of the water in terms of comfort, quality, and looks.

    Which design would you guys get? I may have an opportunity to have it professionally painted with some cool custom design for very cheap from a friend, but I'm not counting on it.

    http://www.thebellstore.com/Other/bellbicycle/Remedy.html










     
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  2. PatBranch

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    I like the red and white '07 one. I just got one on ebay, because those are hard to find now. The newer ones, like are boring compared to the '07 ones like , in my opinon. They don't have much color and have a lot of black so they all the pretty much the same.

    Maybe get one that matches your bike and/or clothes?
     
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  3. Iridemtb

    Iridemtb Turbo Monkey

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    The 4th or 5th one down... Depends what kind of gear you have (or even bike if your pickey).

    By the way... I just got a troy lee designs not to long ago... Absolutely amazing if it's in your price range. Give tld a shot.
     
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    #4 -   Mar 9, 2008
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    I like the 3rd and 5th ones.
     
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  6. kuksul08

    kuksul08 Monkey

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    Yea I tried on the Bell one yesterday and it was terrible! The padding inside is not very soft, and there arent places for your ears. I really didnt like it overall
     
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    Liked #8, have #9.
     
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  8. SK6

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    I'm partial to this one:

     
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    I would get this one
     
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    I am partial to the ones that will be easiest to get custom paint work done on.
     
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    This ones nice:

     
  12. kuksul08

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    I bought this one
     
  13. PatBranch

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    That would be any since all the paint has to be removed to be done right.
     
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    Actually, that is Untrue. Its harder to paint a Helmet that is raw then to paint a helmet that is not. You need to use an Adhesine<sp> promoter to make the primer stick to the helmet when dealing with a raw shell. Where as if it is already painted, you need just evenly scuff the surfice, and shoot away. Youa re actually better off to not remove all the paint, but to paint on top of the exsisting.
     
  15. 4xBoy

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    Nice color scheme, was one of my two favorites.



    I have to laugh that the pictures have a "Bell" watermark on them.
     
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    Yeah, I was laughing at that as well
     
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  18. kuksul08

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    Why is it funny?
     
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    Because all the pictures have a Bell Watermark, yet they are all Giro Helmets
     
  20. kuksul08

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    Haha oh simple as that? The guy at the bike shop told me that Bell owns Giro or vice versa...
     
  21. kuksul08

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    Dangit..I had my heart set on the red and white one...but the place called me today saying they dont have them for some odd reason...


    Now I'm torn between the matte black and titanium cityscape:
    vs
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    I would go with the one on the left, if your deciding on a custom jobber, ifnot the one on the right
     
  23. kuksul08

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    well...I appreciate all the opinions but I came to the realization that the matte finish will get scratched very easily. So, I ended up getting this one for $82 after a price match from Universal Cycles. No shipping or tax either!



    My bike is completely red and black so it will match nicely

     
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    I like the city scape design, cool custom look to a production helmet.
     
  25. nmn25

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    i have that one:biggrin:
     
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    Same here
     
  27. kuksul08

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    any pics?
     
  28. nmn25

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    I can give them to you in 6 days ( i am away right now). It looks like it was a custom job, really the nicest non troylee stock graphics ive seen. plus, my bike and jersey are white w/ red and black accents:busted:
     
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    I'm partial to this one



    probably caus I owned it and it was the best vented helmet I've ever owned. My D2 has been pretty nice so far though...
     
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    Antoine and I say the white and red! It looks clean and would go good with anything you wear. Even if you chose to go in the woods shirtless with just a nice dark mocha tan, like a wild jungle boy all sweaty and everything... eEEeew! Well stick me with a fork and call me Tarzan, cuz I'm dun!
     
  31. Wobbler

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    I've got one of the brown cityscape ones, had one of the red/black/white ones till I smashed it into a tree. The brown cityscape one looks better in real life than pics.