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SixSixOne Comp II Full Face Helmet

“cheap and still good”

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The Good: lightweight, good fit to head, looking good, big open hole for goggle, low price, spare parts in my local shops (visor)

The Bad: the visor cold be made from better plastics

Overall Review: I use this helmet for enduro biking,often in bike-park. Easy to attach on backpack. Because is lightweight is easy to carry. Great value! 

Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon Full Face Helmet

“Best helmet you can buy”

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The Good: Light weight, strong, durable, adjustable, comfortable, breathable, and good color options

The Bad: Nothing that i can find, its a perfect helmet so far.

Overall Review: The D3 carbon is probabaly the best looking helmet on the market at this point. They hace great color options, sleek lines, and a intense design. I can only find one other helmet that is a compeditor to the D3 and thats the Specialized Dissadent. It has all the same features as the D3 and is very similar in its look but still it is not as strong, there are less color options, its heavier, and in my experiance a bit less breathable. The D3 surpasses all safty standards and is still one of the lightest full face helmets on the market. It is also very easy to adjust the cheek pads and tld has a very acurate size chart. I have not had one problem with my D3 and i love it. I would recomend it to anyone looking for a premium helmet!

2014 Cannondale Jekyll 3 Bike

“Cannondale Jekyll 3”

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The Good: Stiff, Rails corners, Bombs Downhill

The Bad: Slightly Heavy, Steepish Head angle

Overall Review: Let me start off by saying this is a very good enduro/trail bike. I have owned and ridden other bikes like the commencal meta and the trek remedy, this is a better bike than both. I was able to take this bike to Sedona, AZ and put it on the roughest trails the area has to offer and it seemed to never flex and absorb a lot of the challenging terrain. It holds its line very well but I would say it requires more rider input, than other bikes, to get the bike to hook up. Some people seem to worry about the pull shock reliability but from my personal experience it has been bullet proof. I have owned the bike for over a year and Read More »

Fox Racing Rampage Full Face Helmet

“Comfy bulk”

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The Good: It is quite comfortable. Goggles, at least my smith ones fit well with it. It is not too hot, and it looks great! I will also add that it is INCREDIBLY protective.

The Bad: The visor does not go high enough, but that is not really important. I just like to only see the very tip of my visor, but in the end, It's just fashion. Also, it is a tad bit heavy, but completely worth it for the amount of protection.

Overall Review: Definately a sturdy helmet. Its very comfy, and looks great. One tip would be to go up a size higher than you think you need, because in my opinion, it is sized a bit small. If you are looking for an ultralight lid, then you might want to check out something else, but if you don't mind a little extra weight and want to have a comfy head, then check this out. It is highly affordable, and looks great! Also, it is very safe. I recently had a crash that shattered my collarbone and sent me cartwheeling several yards, but I hardly felt anything on my head. A couple week later I was looking at my gear from the Read More »

Bell Drop Full Face Helmet

“Best option for riders on a budget”

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The Good: Awesome protection, good looking, low weight, price

The Bad: The regulations of the visor are too short

Overall Review: The drop is a helmet with a very good fit, the padding is confortable and easily removable to wash. The weight is very low for a composite helmet, and it's easy to forget that you have your helmet on after a few minutes. A good helmet overall if you don't want to spend a lot of money in an expensier one

Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon Full Face Helmet

“Great helmet”

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The Good: Looks sweet, fits perfect, nice features, light weight

The Bad: Kinda pricy, but you pay for what you get

Overall Review: Buy it, it's worth it its a super nice helmet also you get a sweet helmet bag too

SixSixOne Comp II Full Face Helmet

“Great Budget Lid”

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The Good: Very good value, very light and comfortable, not bad looking, good for a first full face.

The Bad: Feels less protective than more expensive helmets and therefore less confidence inspiring.

Overall Review: This is a good helmet for someone who doesn't ride downhill a lot or is just getting into it and doesn't want to spend a fortune right off the bat. When you build up skills and speed and start doing bigger jumps/drops it starts to feel a little inadequate however. I had this helmet for nearly a year and then changed to a D3.

T.H.E. T2 Composite Full Face Helmet

“Good DH lid.”

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The Good: Reasonably light for composite, good price for the quality of product, removable inner padding for washing, really really good looking.

The Bad: Could have bigger, or maybe a few more vents, gets quite hot.

Overall Review: Best fully I've owned. Much lighter than previous fullys I've had. Can get a bit hot though... Makes a good change from all the guys wearing D2's & D3's, and is just as good I'd say.

Royal 2014 Domain Pants

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“Tested: Royal Racing Domain Pant - For When Conditions Get Gnarly”

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by AJ Barlas Jeans for biking? Let's start with a confession: I wear jeans almost religiously. I have no idea how it started, but pretty much on a daily basis I rock denim. Denim to lounge in, work in, dig in, when riding the pumptrack, dirt jumps and cruising the streets. When it gets warm I rock cut jeans. Simply put, I'm not at all adverse to donning the material in order to cover my legs. So why not ride downhill (or freeride) in a pair of jeans? To be honest, even though I'm clearly a big fan, I never thought jeans had a place in the woods on the bike. Curious about the Royal Racing Domain Pant—a waterproof, Read More »

SixSixOne Comp II Full Face Helmet

“Affordable protection that works”

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The Good: Great bang for the buck. Nice lid for the guy just starting out in the freeride/dh world. Pretty light and fits really well. Oakley goggles fit great with it.

The Bad: You get what you pay for. After my few first runs, the visor adjustment screw came off and the visor kept flopping around, basically blinding me at times. Duct taped it back into place and it works better now than it did. Venting isn't all that great and I'm not too fond of the D-ring set up, plus it would be nice to have removable cheek pads to wash. I'm not overly fond of the huge 661 logo on the side, but that's just personal preference. These features don't come at this price point.

Overall Review: Overall, this helmet is great for the price and the guy that doesn't want to drop his shorts for a full face. It does what it says it will and it'll leave you money for beer after those shuttle runs.