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post #1 of 37 Old 04-29-2006, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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HJC helmets

Ok I'm done crashing in expensive Arai lids. Ruined my Edwards rep when I broke my collarbone. Anyone crashed in one and how did it perform? I figure it they are good enough for Spies then why not someone as slow as me.
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Re: HJC helmets

Why not just stop crashing period?
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FWIW, I have an older HJC CL-12 and was not in the least bit impressed with it. I never crashed it, but it just never felt "safe". I only wore it for part of one season. After today I'll be glad to buy another Arai.
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Why not just stop crashing period?
How did I know that response was coming? Seriously, they meet the same standards as all the others so why not? I have an AC10 that is a year old. Got such a good deal on it I couldnt pass it up. Its not as comfy inside but is actually about the same weight. Just dont want to pay $600 or so for one low speed crash every time. I will still wear my Hayden rep for the street but Im looking for a cheaper alternative for the track. Wrecks happen, big hits to the bank account dont have to.
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Re: HJC helmets

You can get a solid color RF1000 for low $300's.
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Re: HJC helmets

The Scorpion EXO-700 is only ~$199, and is far nicer than the Arai Signet GT.
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Re: HJC helmets

If your head shape fits them, I guess they're okay. I own a CS or CL-12, and it held up to daily riding pretty well.



Yesterday, I tried on a CL-SP and an AC-11 zeek (suprisingly light), but they just didn't fit my head well enough. I'm an oval more than a round. I couldn't get a good fit between the L (too tight on top) and XL (too loose at cheeks)... which is good, because I really like the looks of the Vemar I have my mind on.
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Re: HJC helmets

Just put some frame sliders on your next Arai.

And then there's this asshole...
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Just put some frame sliders on your next Arai.
Now theres an idea.
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Re: HJC helmets

I have an AC-11 that is about a year old or so, and it happens to fit my head really well. I hated their old helmets (fit wise), but this one feels really good. My only complaint is that it is pretty f-in loud at interstate speeds. Other than that, I give it a
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Thanks. Still looking for someone who has crashed one. Just want to see how they hold up. I guess I could just wear my AC11 in the next race and crash to see how it fairs.....
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I figure it they are good enough for Spies then why not someone as slow as me.
His probably isn't straight off the shelf.

Is a paradigm worth 20 cents?
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Still looking for someone who has crashed one. Just want to see how they hold up.
There are too many variables in a crash to use someone else's experience as a measurement of "how they hold up."
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His probably isn't straight off the shelf.
Racing considerations usually revoilve around light weight. I wouldn't doubt if most top-level pros are wearing the lightest weight variants, which likely means an ECE-22/05 spec. Safer? It's arguable that it's safer within a limited number of fall scenarios. But the consideration is not all-out safety, and it never is in racing, it's always the lightest weight options within the rules. You see that logic in any other form of racing or any other piece of racer's gear.
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