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limewave2012-06-22 17:26:37 +0000 #1
I'm in bad need of a new helmet. Since I mostly mountain bike I'm thinking of getting a xc specific helmet.

Suggestions?

Right now I'm looking at:

Fox Flux W Helmet: www.departmentofgood...elmet-womens-fxr0234 - Women's

Kali Protectives Avita Carbon XC Helmet: www.departmentofgood...ita-carbon-xc-helmet

I am open to other recommendations . . .
Becky2012-06-22 17:33:33 +0000 #2
No feedback on either of those, but I'm interested in others' reviews of them. Like you, I'd like to replace my Giro E2 with something with more back coverage. I tried on a Giro Xar and really liked the fit. It definitely had more rear coverage than my E2.

A friend has the mens' version of the Fox Flux, and loves it.
Catrin2012-06-22 17:52:31 +0000 #3
I have the Fox Flux and like it a lot. It isn't too heavy but I like the added protection in the back, given how often I fall on the trails. I hope that helps a little. It also fits my head far better than Giro or Bell - apparently Fox and Avex helmets fit my head better...

Oh yes, there are little skulls mixed in with the flowers, you really have to look for them but they are there
Anelia2012-06-22 18:33:47 +0000 #4
Now I ride Met Crackerjack: www.chainreactioncyc...s.aspx?ModelID=33059 but now I ordered Giro Indicator: www.ukbikestore.co.u...tor-2012-helmet.html .

I really like more agressive competitive looking helmets: Bell Sweep: www.bellsports.com/c.../cross-country/sweep or Giro Athlon: www.giro.com/eu_en/p...-helmets/athlon.html for example.
Muirenn2012-06-22 18:42:55 +0000 #5
Are you round or oblong-headed?

What helmet(s) do you have or had that fit well?

I love my new Rudy Project. They have a lot of nice non-roadie helmets too. (Whatever that means!).
limewave2012-06-22 19:31:34 +0000 #6
I don't know my head shape, I would guess its more rounded. I have never "shopped" for a helmet before. I've had 1 helmet that I bought because it was on sale.

I'm thinking about ordering both helmets so I can try them on, then return whichever one I don't like as much.

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