Thread: Racing Helmet Recommendation
04-16-2008, 12:15 PM #1
Racing Helmet Recommendation
What helmet do you racers recommend for occasional organized events for around $250?
Also, what is the main difference between a $500+ helmet and a $200 one?
Do you recommend full face sheild or open, or hybrid (both).
04-16-2008, 12:34 PM #2
I use a light moto helmet and it feels great. I think it was only like $65 total.
04-16-2008, 03:18 PM #3
04-16-2008, 05:48 PM #4
04-16-2008, 06:48 PM #5
04-16-2008, 07:37 PM #6
Heres my take...How much is your egg yolk worth to ya?
I would NEVER race with a 65.00 helmet! APBA states that it must be SNELL/DOT approved and 250.00 is a very good price to pay. check out www.sandhillspowersports.com and they have the BEST prices around..let me know if can help you get one soon!I may be able to get one a lil cheaper than what you see.
04-17-2008, 07:48 AM #7
04-17-2008, 10:19 AM #8
$65!!!! There is no way I would race with that thing. There are many helmets with the SNELL/DOT rating that is required. If you get the ones that are a little more expensive the liners can be removed to wash. A good thing when they are always getting wet. The smells can get pretty bad in these things. I got mine here:
04-17-2008, 10:24 AM #9
I forgot to answer a couple more of your questions.
The big difference between a $500 helmet and a $200 one may be weight and whatever graphic/paint is on it.
If your racing closed course most people use a Motocross style helmet with Goggles. Oakley H2O are my preference.
If your racing endurance you may want to find something that does not have a visor or remove it. I have noticed that 70+mph for many miles takes its toll on the neck when you have a sail on your forehead.
04-17-2008, 10:52 AM #10
What do you guys think about using street bike helmet? I sold my crotchrocket but kept my helmet... It was really expensive when I bought it ($700) but dont have any use for it now.... Its a Shoei X-Eleven.
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