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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:18 pm 
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From experience, full-face helmets are very warm for XC riding.

They aint made to make you look good. I'd rather wear a helmet that looks a bit silly, then spend the rest of my days dribbling.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:44 pm 
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What about one of the helmets with removable chinguards?

Will be getting one of these for my next foray to the South of France....


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Idea being to have the chinguard strapped to my camelback until it gets really gnarly and fast downhill.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:06 am 
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If your determind to wear a full face for XC, Specialized did a full face DH helmet that had a full visor that completly covered your face. Looked sweet and would hide your identity.

Someone might have a pic of one...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:24 am 
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I got an Urge Enduromatic and it's the comfiest lid I have ever had. Looks are polarising but if ya got it flaunt it I say!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:38 pm 
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I use a Casco Viper MX

Easy enough to unclip the bottom part when not needed.

Heat does not seam a problem, but the mouthpiece gets a little moist on long XC rides if you dont remove it.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Lots of good suggestions... I like the Urge Endur o matic. I am going to hunt down a retailer here and check it out. I also like the 66one Recon, but need to try it, historically their products are uncomfortable to me. POC makes some neat helmets too..


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POC are tidy but expensive.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:45 pm 
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Tld d2 openface if you can find one....


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:26 pm 
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boxxer wrote:
Tld d2 openface if you can find one....


I really hate the idea of giving Troy any of my money..


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THE f14?


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