Full Facer for trail riding?
A few years one of my friends crashed with a Met Parachute on and the chin guard bent inwards and cut his chin… would probably have been worse without the guard though as he landed on his face in a rock garden
He now wears a Specialized Deviant even when the rest of us are riding normal lids. He is the fastest of us and has a habit of pushing a bit harder on the descents riding closer to his limits.
He broke his Deviant when he hit a tree during an Enduro race a few weeks ago and promptly bought another.
If you think you need it wear it, who cares what others think.Posted 4 years agobluebirdMember
I’ve got a Specialized Deviant that I use alps trips and the odd spot of uplift/downhill. It’s well vented for a full facer, but it is stuffier/hotter when compared to an open face helmet when used for uphills. Thats said, you can take it off for the climbs and use it when you need it on the descents.Posted 4 years agoGolfChickMember
I’m not fussed particularly what they look like or what others think and I know ow it was a fairly freak accident as I ride the same spot at the same speed hundreds of times but do I want to risk the same happening again on a lottery like chance…. Not particularly, I can’t really recommend a liquid diet!Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
remember most heat loss is through your head…
This is beaulux. same heat lost through head skin as any other skin.
The finding came from a US army study which found that marines wearing cold weather clothing and no hat lost 25% of their body heat through their heads – the only bit without insulation. Almost surprising it wasn’t more.Posted 4 years agoSodajimMember
I have no experience of these by the way, just a quick lunchtime nose on CRC!
edit: depending on the size of your head how about this?Posted 4 years agoDales_riderMember
GolfChick – Member
I ride the same spot at the same speed hundreds of times
It happens as I said, I’ve come off in some stupid places that I’ve ridden 1000s of times. Twice I’ve face planted and got away with scrapes but not sure a full face for XC is the answer, I think you were on that occasion just unlucky.Posted 4 years agochr15Member
Me and the missus each got a Cratoni Shakedown from CRC in their sale just after Chrimbo… I was reasonably impressed (OK for £50, £80 seems less good! Some on Amazon for £52) but a) don’t expect ‘proper’ full face protection from the chin guard section, it’s a lot flexier (Still would help a lot in a face first dismount however) and b) (for my head at least) the fit without the lower part fitted was terrible – I just didn’t fill enough of the ‘pot’ and it has no adjustment (cheek pads held it in place with lower section fitted).
Mine went back as I didn’t see much benefit over a down-o-matic. The OH kept hers as any more would be overkill for her riding at the moment (but she’s yet to actually use it [mutters about fair weather riders]!!)
We both have regular XC lids for less challenging riding though so not sure if these lids would work as your only option. Definitely looks less robocop than the parachute.
HTH.Posted 4 years ago
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