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donnajones 06-22-2012 10:15 PM

help with helmet??
 
I crashed my bike like two weeks ago, nothing serious, I just had bruises and a headache after. All thanks to my gears I had no major injuries.

I have my helmet on when I fell from the ground and hit my head (that where I get my headache). They say when the helmet hit the ground or something solid it should be replaced. When I looked at my helmet I think its in good condition. So what do you think?

Should I buy one now? Or just ignore it and stick with my Arai helmet??

bladeracer 06-22-2012 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by donnajones (Post 1082050)
I crashed my bike like two weeks ago, nothing serious, I just had bruises and a headache after. All thanks to my gears I had no major injuries.

I have my helmet on when I fell from the ground and hit my head (that where I get my headache). They say when the helmet hit the ground or something solid it should be replaced. When I looked at my helmet I think its in good condition. So what do you think?

Should I buy one now? Or just ignore it and stick with my Arai helmet??


If you hit your head hard enough to have a headache, replace the helmet - its job is done.

donnajones 06-22-2012 10:45 PM

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Can you recommend any great brand of helmet?

bladeracer 06-22-2012 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by donnajones (Post 1082055)
Can you recommend any great brand of helmet?


HJC is my top choice but it does come down to personal fit.
I particularly like their fog mask which clips in and out as I ride a lot in wet weather.
Arai are the most uncomfortable lids I've ever worn, and I've worn some really nice very cheap lids as well. Try as many as you can until you find one you can wear all day long without feeling it. It needs to be a very snug fit though, especially when it's new as it will loosen up with use.

noahb 06-22-2012 11:15 PM

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icons' aren't bad, that's what ive always worn. MX and street. but like BR said, they can have a different feel to them. so try some out and then find the best deal, and cheaper doesn't mean it wont do its job, but from what I've seen, the more you pay the more comfort has been put into it.

donnajones 06-22-2012 11:18 PM

Re: help with helmet??
 
Thanks for that :clap:

So I looked into HJC see if I can find one that fits my budget.

I stumbled into this site

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/ven...ml#post1078409

I think they also have wide collection of brands until I found HJC and there are also affordable ones.

Is it safe to buy helmets online? How should I know if it fits me well?

Godsmacked 06-23-2012 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by donnajones (Post 1082059)
Thanks for that :clap:

So I looked into HJC see if I can find one that fits my budget.

I stumbled into this site

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/ven...ml#post1078409

I think they also have wide collection of brands until I found HJC and there are also affordable ones.

Is it safe to buy helmets online? How should I know if it fits me well?

Check their return policy if you buy online but I would try them on in person at stores first. I have HJC and Zox now, nice fit and good price. Both are highly rated on the testing sites too.

Ditch the old helmet though and make sure no one else tries to use it. Like Bladeracer said, it's done it's job. Glad you made it through okay :thumb:

bladeracer 06-23-2012 12:31 AM

Re: help with helmet??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by donnajones (Post 1082059)
Thanks for that :clap:

So I looked into HJC see if I can find one that fits my budget.

I stumbled into this site

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/ven...ml#post1078409

I think they also have wide collection of brands until I found HJC and there are also affordable ones.

Is it safe to buy helmets online? How should I know if it fits me well?


It's safe to buy anything online, but I would avoid that particular company as they are well known for screwing customers and lack of business ethics.
https://www.fireblades.org/forums/ven...ml#post1078409

donnajones 06-23-2012 3:00 AM

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Originally Posted by bladeracer (Post 1082075)
It's safe to buy anything online, but I would avoid that particular company as they are well known for screwing customers and lack of business ethics.
https://www.fireblades.org/forums/ven...ml#post1078409

Thanks for that info. I would really be careful with online stores now and read some reviews about them if they are reliable site.

Thanks!:thumb:

Krazed 06-23-2012 5:10 AM

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I definitely Agree with BR. It is best to try on as many helmets as possible. They all fit a differently, so try many brands.

I personally wouldnt buy a cheap helmet, but that is me. Shoei, Arai, Shark and HJC are really the big ones in my mind.

I have worn the first three... Own two Arai and two Shoei. For comfort I would probably pick a Shoei for myself, but I do like my Arai.

Sky91 06-23-2012 5:56 AM

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As mentioned, I've had several HJC helmets and REALLY liked them. For some reason I'm a size small with that brand, and a large on most others ...... Currently use an Arai Vector which is definitely lighter than the HJCs, and it's vented better too. Next lid will probably be another HJC with the built in sun visor though.

But the best helmet for YOU is the one that fits properly to your own shape of head. :thumb:

Milzy 06-23-2012 6:02 AM

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HJC and AGV are my top choices. Only because both shapes fit me perfectly.
I only buy helmets from a shop and I would agree with the 'through it away' comment. There are other uses for old helmets .....

Sky91 06-23-2012 7:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Milzy (Post 1082110)
There are other uses for old helmets .....

:thumb:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...l/IMG_0024.jpg

(not my photo, but I send my old helmets to my mother for this reason).

Milzy 06-23-2012 7:56 AM

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Oops! Thread Jack, Post whores!!!

Milzy 06-23-2012 7:56 AM

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