- STWs most hated helmet, is back……..
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”Posted 4 years agojambon 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)Posted 4 years ago
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 whilePosted 4 years agohoraMember
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)Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
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.Posted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
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!Posted 4 years ago
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