Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/6/2016 8:01 AM

I wish I could ride dirt to work vs having to sit in traffic. As a bonus, you have a DH track on the way to and from. You sir are winning at life!!!

Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/5/2016 7:23 PM

I do appreciate everyone's comments and it's interesting to see different perspectives. We all have our own comfort zones and with that, determine what level of risk we are willing to take. In the end, I hope that we all continue to ride on and enjoy ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/5/2016 7:19 PM

It's not just that I've seen riders on 5-6 inch bikes riding aggressively in open face helmets. It's that they are riding and racing enduro on the same trails they rode DH and full gear in the recent past. Even I wear an open face on my Covert. It's ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/4/2016 7:41 PM

One things for sure, most could ride circles around me. In terms of the Joey factor, I think that's where the fad issue might come into play. If it's not cool and you see the rippers wearing half shells, or open face, then I think it could potentially ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/4/2016 6:24 PM

You make very valid points. My primary curiosity stems from seeing a fairly large number of former DH riders/racers who within the last year or so are now riding the exact same trails on enduro bikes and open face helmets. Trust me, these guys rip and ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/4/2016 5:37 PM

I feel naked at that speed without my full face and neck brace.

Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/4/2016 5:36 PM

Yesterday, I may have worn a tshirt. I don't remember the last time I wore elbow pads. Always knee pads and my neck brace though.

Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/4/2016 10:57 AM

I'm sure those that have chosen to ride open face have weighed the risks, but the ones I see are charging just as hard. I guess it's the sudden shift in rationale that puzzles me.

Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/4/2016 9:35 AM

I completely understand the climbing aspect. It's the descent that I can't understand. Again, same trails formally considered DH worthy are now being ridden with open face. To each their own I guess.

Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/1/2016 6:13 PM

I hate to say that it appears to be a fad, but it appears to be a fad. Whatever it is, I simply can't imagine waking up one morning and deciding it is safe to wear an open face helmet just because I decreased travel by two inches while riding the same ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/1/2016 4:31 PM

I can understand the pedaling aspect, but it's just crazy to me that a person can go from thinking full face on one bike, open face on another bike (same trail) and risk facial injuries or worse.

Started new thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/1/2016 2:47 PM

Let me start out by stating this is not a bash on the enduro scene. I ride in an area that contains what a lot of individuals would consider DH territory. One thing I have noticed with the growth in enduro racing, along with the capabilities of modern ... more »

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