- New Helmet XC/Road/Cross? (my 3 finds inside)
I’m in the market for a new helmet, in fact i’m way overdue. My big lid is fine, but it’s too much for a lot of stuff.
The helmet has to perform these three-ish duties above. So I guess i’m asking something road/racey but with a detachable peak.
Budget up to around £100, and want it fitting well so nothing unisize!
My three i’ve boiled it down to are:-
Bell – Sweep RRP: £99.99
Although Bell don’t have a crash replacement program outside the US.
Giro – Athlon RRP £99.99
Like for like 50% off RRP crash replacement which isn’t bad.
Cratoni C-limit RRP £134.99
Crash replacement currently unknown.
RRP’s aside really since I can get these all for around the same price.Posted 5 years ago
Anything obvious i’ve missed? Has anyone tried these, or care to comment?mtbtomoMember
Are you sure Bell don’t have a crash replacement programme? I got a Bell Sweep replaced on their crash replacement programme a few years ago. I had to get the Bell distributors number from the bike shop, but it was all fine – send the old one back, pay about half the rrp and get a new one.
My current Bell Sweep was £54 just a few months ago in Evans and they’re probably even cheaper now, so crash replacement is hardly worth worrying abour since rrp is £99.Posted 5 years ago
Al- Thanks :p
mtbtomo – Have had a few emails back and fourth confirming the lack of. I know in most cases if you’re not getting 50% off the RRP anyway, you’re doing it wrong :p But it’s just in case I like it and want one right away after a crash (and its not on sale!). It’s not a total deal breaker.
I’ve bought them all, and will compare as and when they arrive.
Cynic-Al: Expect me to mull over this for a week at least , hope you’re ready 😉Posted 5 years agoalpinMember
SCOTT Vanish Evo
went into a store last year to waste some time and picked up this helmet and placed it on my bonce. you know when it something fits… well it does.
ended up paying next to nothing for it as the guy gave me the wrong box. when i took it to the till the lady said 2oh, ex-diplay” and knocked 20% off. ended up paying 45€ rather than 120€.
but, it fits brilliantly, it well ventialted and looks “road” without the peak.Posted 5 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
I don’t get the crash replacement expectations…
I stick with Giro for two reasons; primary being that they fit my massive head and secondary that they have a good crash replacement policy – I’m on my third Xen using it. Funnily enough I actually wrote the two previous helmets off hitting low tree branches…
But, as other have pointed out on this thread, a new helmet can often be found for less than the policy!Posted 5 years agobenjiMember
I don’t get the crash replacement expectations; you’re not buying a helmet to do anything other than protect your head if you crash so if you crash and it gets damaged then it’s done the job you bought it for.
It’s not a cheap item, and it’s nice for the manufacturers to recognise this, and offer a cheaper replacement for when you do stack it. They also get a product back that has seen real world crash damage rather than a simulation in a lab, so in the end both the consumer and the manufacturer are winners.
Wrote three helmets off last year, hopefully less this year.Posted 5 years ago
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