STWs most hated helmet, is back……..
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
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.
Whats wrong with the halfway house? Hauling up a massive mountain and wanting a bit more on the way down, not a full on DH FF but a bit more than a XC lid. Having gone down face first with an old parachute I liked it.Posted 4 years agosupercarpSubscriber
I like it i have been looking for a light vented full face lid to protect my face and teeth, getting old and can’t afford time off work and trails are getting faster and bikes better i seem to need the extra protection, i have never understood the anti full face for trail riding. I ride motorbikes and wouldn’t dream of riding without a decent full face helmet.
the Old parachute seemed a little fragile looking and didn’t offer much rear coverage, the urge one looked ok but looked like it would cook my head on all day rides but the new on looks spot onPosted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Whats wrong with the halfway house? Hauling up a massive mountain and wanting a bit more on the way down, not a full on DH FF but a bit more than a XC lid. Having gone down face first with an old parachute I liked it.
Nothing, that was my point, why make it fragile and removable on the old version? I’d quite like a more solid one (like the new one), but didn’t see the point of having a sort of 2in1 helmet, when it could just be better (like the new one).Posted 4 years ago
I never saw it as fragile – as said before I had a damm good go and smashing it and failed, removing it meant you had a normal trail lid and it wasn’t a special occasion lid. I ran it for a long while without the chin guard – as I couldn’t afford multiple lids and put it back on for rides/trips etc.Posted 4 years agoLawmanmxMember
Bring back the Giro switchblade i say, ive used mine for donkeys years now and love it! I see all those none ff jobbies as “hats with a hard shell” that sit on the last third of your head like a bowler hat!Posted 4 years ago
My switchblade could do with some new thick pads as mine are getting a little worse for wear, so if anyone knows where i can get some? (even if its cut yer own shapes out jobbies) cos ive had no luck with google up to now.
And i would deffo get one of them new parachutes when the price comes down a bitandylMember
I quite like the look of it.
I liked the idea of the old one and could see the benefit (but appreciate the limits of it) but it looked a bit silly.
The new one looks much more purposeful like a full face that has been made lighter and with more vents.
The price is just a bit silly though. You can pick up a full face for a lot less and I don’t see why this has to cost so much more. They are just injection moulded plastic at the end of the day and intended to be disposable.Posted 4 years ago_tom_Member
Looks much better to me but I don’t really see the point in the parachute. Would rather just strap my full face to my backpack if I’m doing a long climb, or just hang it off the bars for a shorter one. Taking 2 helmets is unnecessary, falling off up hill is pretty difficult and low speed anyway!Posted 4 years agofunkrodentSubscriber
Lost one of my front teeth face planting when I mistimed a drop. The helmet works out cheaper than £250 for a denture on the NHS and considerably cheaper than £2kish for an implant. I’ve got a FF, but it’s hot and heavy at this time of year for normal riding. If this helmet is considerably lighter and cooler then it is worth serious consideration.
Alternatively a gumshield is surely an option. Loads of skaters wear them, any reason why they don’t seem that popular amongst the biking fraternity?Posted 4 years agowrote:
Looks much better to me but I don’t really see the point in the parachute. Would rather just strap my full face to my backpack if I’m doing a long climb, or just hang it off the bars for a shorter one. Taking 2 helmets is unnecessary, falling off up hill is pretty difficult and low speed anyway!
Again riding up is annoying any road section is sweaty. Just saying there is a place for the lightweight full face lid, not for you but for a lot of others. I wonder if there are a go for the enduro’s that require FF’sPosted 4 years agoandylMember
+ the next page.
Now I have seen it on someone I am not so keen! Still prefer the Bell Super Helmet which I love the name of too.Posted 4 years ago
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