STWs most hated helmet, is back……..

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  • tinybits
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    why is it hated?

    JEngledow
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    It’s not even in stock!

    Premier Icon pedlad
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    Looks ok bit pricey though !

    Is the chin guard quite a bit more substantial than the earlier versions?

    Premier Icon stevomcd
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    Seems like it’s become more of a “proper” full-face than it used to be.

    tinybits – what was ever to like about it!? 😉

    Premier Icon beagle
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    Better. 6/10.

    Will be more popular given the current enduro hype. Good timing Met.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    I used to have a switchblade. This looks like a great alternative. Might be tempted for my next lid.

    …the most symbolic helmet in modern mountain biking.

    ‘Symbolic’

    Would that be a pejorative symbol involving the sort of ‘friendly’ hand signals that drivers like to give?

    The new version does at least look like it’ll make its wearer look a lot less ‘symbolic’…

    acehtn
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    £169 🙂

    Beefed up the chin guard i see, didn’t some people get secondary injuries from snapping chin guards stabbing them in the face with the old version.

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    That looks good to me, despite the cost. The old one served me well (it saved my incisors a few times), and I would definitely get the new one, but I just bought a Casco Viper MX which is even better for regular slow-speed face planters like myself.

    nosedive
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    i love my 2009 version. im always looking for full face helmets that can be worn all day. whats not to like? will get this new version for sure when its a bit cheaper.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    didn’t some people get secondary injuries from snapping chin guards stabbing them in the face with the old version.

    much in the same way that mobile phone chargers explode and that bloke from the pub met someone who’s brother etc.

    Old ones were great lids

    matther01
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    Looks ideal for a Jimmy hill chin

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    acehtn – Member

    Beefed up the chin guard i see, didn’t some people get secondary injuries from snapping chin guards stabbing them in the face with the old version.

    At least one dude did, and it became possibly the most posted picture on the internet. But nobody ever seemed to notice his otherwise unmaimed face and ask “I wonder what would have happened if he hadn’t had the parachute on”

    legend
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    Are you not thinking of the guy that snapped the Urge?

    fasthaggis
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    I thought this was going to be a pussy willow thread 😉

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    legend – Member

    Are you not thinking of the guy that snapped the Urge?

    Nah, though that’s the exact same mania. Parachute boy looked like he’d just had a really bad fright while shaving.

    nosedive
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    same as that hype about the guy who split his lip wearing an urge archi enduro. no one stopped to ask what his face would have looked like with an xc lid on. ive got an archi enduri, i might have held off if i knew the new parachute was coming out

    acehtn
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    Naa, know nothing of Urge.

    Only lasting memory of parachute’s was the lack of people i saw wearing them and said stories of injurys or just breaking the chin guard.
    Although Northwind has a valid point, could have been worse…

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    I thought this was going to be a pussy willow thread

    Genius

    🙂

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    seems like only the germans noticed them at eurobike

    nosedive
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    sold to the man with the old version!

    kimbers, i think we met in real life, was it you that i passed at eastridge when you got a puncture?

    jambon
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    Still using my ‘original’ parachute and it’s ace. New one looks a a bit hot for all day riding.

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    yeah that was me nosedive you may have to be more specific several people passed me!!!!!

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    jambon wrote:

    Still using my ‘original’ parachute and it’s ace. New one looks a a bit hot for all day riding.

    Exactly the old one was a trial lid with a “bit” extra never an out and out DH lid but something for a bit of a bad day (and it worked as I tried a few times to break it)

    The new one looks more like the old Spec Deviant, less vents more protection but hot and heavy (maybe)

    nosedive
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    red enduro. inappropriate xc shorts. silver full face

    brakes
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    The quintessance of Enduro.

    if I ever see Mr Met I’m going to punch him on the nose just for that 😡

    bigrich
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    i saw one of the old ones fall off a car bonnet and snap. dangerous.

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    bigrich – Member
    i saw one of the old ones fall off a car bonnet and snap. dangerous.

    yep not going to save your car from chin injuries…

    Sounds like there was something already broken in that one, i could grab the old one from downstairs and have a go at repeating the test but I reckon I could be there a while

    Still cheaper than dental work

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    nosedive- is that you martin?

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    Is it just me who quite likes that? I prefer to use a full face when riding generally and a cooler helmet with some face protection would be welcome.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Yeah, it’s got my interest a bit too. Anyone seen a pic of it with the chinguard off?

    allthepies
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    I like it.

    Perfect for the road commute 😉

    grum
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    Looks pretty good – very expensive though.

    much in the same way that mobile phone chargers explode

    My phone charger did explode. Should have bought an official Apple one eh?

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    It was the helmet that said “I really don’t care – what anyone thinks of me”. The new one not so much.

    hora
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    If this new version works- why not? I heard the first gen could crack/splinter or is that internet rumour?

    We say blokes in DH full faces on Winstone Lee Tor on Sunday. We laughed but if their job/mortgage requires mobility etc then who cares?

    khani
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    Having had one of those ‘pleeeeeeasemaaaaaaakeiiiiittttttttsssstopppppppppppp’ moments while sliding down Hobson moor on my face, IMO the old ones worked a treat.
    My modelling career was nearly ruined..

    hora
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    Having had one of those ‘pleeeeeeasemaaaaaaakeiiiiittttttttsssstopppppppppppp’ moments while sliding down Hobson moor on my face, IMO the old ones worked a treat.
    My modelling career was nearly ruined..

    This is what stops me from slagging off such riders who wear them. Being blokes though we HAVE to make a comment. Its the law/you understand? 🙂 8)

    khani
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    I expect nothing less..

    Pleasing to my eye,…i’d like to se it without the chin attached.

    …I’d need bike to match its gnarrness though! 🙁

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    I never managed to break mine, despite managing to crash in a way that would have definitely marked my face a few times….

    Also really good if you ride in the woods

    I really miss my old one everytime I get twatted in the face with a branch when following mates

    i’d like to se it without the chin attached.

    The blurb implied it’s all one piece now. I never really saw the point of the removable chin guard, maybe I crash and replace my helmets more than average, but justifying 2+ helmets is easy enough. The only ones that last 3+ years are road ones, everything else is crash damaged before then. So there’s never really the expense of owning two as they still need replacing at the same rate and you get the right helemet (propper FF or XC lid) for each ride, rather some halfway house. If the chin guards nice and rigid I’d be very interested as my head wont fit in an Urge helmet.

    We say blokes in DH full faces on Winstone Lee Tor on Sunday. We laughed but if their job/mortgage requires mobility etc then who cares?

    I rode home from a mini-DH race along the south downs wearing a full-face last month. I have no idea what people were thinking as I went by (on a hardtail as well) but it was quite cold, I wasn’t in a hurry, and it was rather pleasant in there, cosy but not too hot!

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