Join Date: 12-22-2014
Location: madison indiana
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So... I currently have a scorpion exo 400 full face helmet. I've had it for awhile, and over time the face shield has become scarred/scratched. It's not terrible, but I'd like to get a fresh one for this coming season(face shield I mean, I still like the helmet). I started looking on Amazon for replacements and found they range from $35-$50 USD. The helmet in question currently retails for around $80.
Whilst looking for face shields, I saw cheap helmets for sale for around $40. Read reviews and the one particular helmet that I like the looks of actually ranked pretty high. Has removable/washable insides which I like, people said they were comfortable ect ect... only bad thing people had to say was that at highway speeds, there would be a slight whistle from the shield not sealing perfectly(which really wouldn't bother me, and I would try to remedy anyways).
So here is my question: what differentiates expensive helmets from cheap ones? Comfort? Are the expensive ones more safe? I mean if the helmet is dot approved, it has to meet a safety standard right? The safety with a cheaper helmet is my concern, I'm not gonna skimp on something if it's gonna risk my safety. I'll roll the dice on whether it's comfortable or not, but not the level of safety.
Should I roll the dice or just buy a shield for the scorpion? I'm going to do one of the two... I don't really want to spend more than $50, so I'm not gonna go buy an expensive helmet.
Any advise is much appreciated.
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