I have one, as it serves as a 3 in 1.
Remove peak and chinguard – road bike helmet (not that I ride much on road, but did lejog type ride a while back)
Remove chinguard, leave peak on – most of my riding
Chinguard+peak – Trail centres and will be for Alps
I dont think it looks that bad/dont give a sh*t
Its not very comfy though, especially removing it with chinguard on. Pads inside are very thin as well.
Pleased with it.Posted 5 years agostevemtbMember
My mate bought one after he saw me have probably my worst crash and skid about 3 feet along the trail on the chin guard of mine. Wasn’t a straight on impact but it did stop my face dragging along the trail. Thought I’d ripped most of the skin off from how it felt but there wasn’t a scratch and I rode off the hill.
Wouldn’t like to take a front on hit on it but if it was a choice of that or my chin I know what I’d choose.
Not wearing it much now though, normal lid for xc, full face for DH so it tends to be Inners push ups or GT freeride if anything.Posted 5 years agoStevelolMember
I have one. Chin guard is flimsy and will only protect from branches etc it will not hold up in a proper crash. Although you may think it won’t be, the guard is rather claustrophobic. The helmet offers no rear head protection than normal xc lids which imo is more important.
If you want more protection then either go full face or one with more mullet like a 661 recon or Urge Enduromatic (my favorite).Posted 5 years agolittlegirlbunnyMember
I has one 😀
Comfy, protective, airy, relatively light, hides my ugly mug…..all round good choice!
Except that they aren’t that resistant to being bounced….I have been through, erm, 4 or 5 now. Although I do have a habit of hitting the deck hard, I find that they tend to crack very easily. And the crash-replacement offer is barely worth it by the time you include postage.Posted 5 years agojonkeSubscriber
Chin guard is flimsy and will only protect from branches etc
My god this is is a well trodden but of ground. So it will protect better than a normal helmet but not as well as a full face. Its just shades of grey. No armour is 100% effective. But the met is probably a pretty good trade off if you can get past the looks.
I love there are 2 groups of people on here:
the first group have “get the Five with CCDB, Audi A4 Avant, and elbow pads free with the Parachute” and get mocked for thinking they are dogs nuts.
The second group just think they are the dogs nuts.Posted 5 years agorocketmanMember
Have had one since 2009 & providing you accept it for what it is – a very well ventilated trail lid with a chinpiece – it’s absolutely fine. It might be a psychological prop but there are situations and circumstances where neither a trail lid or a ff would be appropriate.Posted 5 years ago
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