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Noa

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Hi, I was looking for a helmet and I saw the HJC ones and they were really cheap. I am really limited on money and was just wondering if the fox and thor ones are really worth the extra money and if anyone has had any experience w/them. Thanks.
 
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I've been using an HJC CL4 for a couple years and like it. I've also been using HJC for my street helmets. They seem to be as good as more expensive brands and at a better price. I also have a CL4 for sale, new in box. Green design. XXL they seem to run a little small.
 

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HJC makes great lids at a great price. The CL4 is an outstanding value.
 

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My whole family uses several different models of HJC's after using Shoei, Arai, and others over the years. They are a great product, great value. Wouldn't hesitate to purchase another in the future. :thumb:
 

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I am not sure what model your looking at, but the older ACX1 is very light. I bought one last year and really like it. The lack of weight makes it extremely comfortable.
 
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Motosportoutlet.com has Thor SVR4 helmets for $60 and the Arai based Fly helmet for $100. Those are about as good a prices as you could hope for when it comes to decent helmets.
 
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ive got an HJC. its the same one that kids wearing in the dirtrider banner (look up lol) the yellow one haha. ive taken some hard hits and its held up great. id definately recommend it.
 

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Originally posted by mxmatthew
ive taken some hard hits and its held up great.
If you've taken some hard hits do yourself a favour and pick up a new lid. Best NOT to push the limits of how many major impacts a helmet can take before losing it's effectiveness.
 
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yea i know but i think the time where i crashed worst the chin took the brunt of the hit. should you still get a new lid even if it was mostly the chin that took the hit?
 

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mxmatthew, we replace the lid anytime the head takes a decent blow. I know they are expensive but I'd rather know the lid is going to do it's job the next time the kid or I crash than find out while one of us is in intensive care that the lid's protective abilities had been compromised.

Instaurare, so if you decide to underprotect yourself in one sport it should be all good in another? :think: And if you happen to endo the mountain bike and it flips over onto you how much does it weigh while it's sitting on your skull compared to your KDX?
 

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I have an HJC CLX3 - a great helmet, will definitely buy another one - make sure you get one which has a removable interior - makes it easy to toss in the wash. Some of those really cheap helmets mentioned here do not have this option - yuck !

As to wearing a bicycle helemt, why bother. Have the bike just fall on you standing still, and it could crush your skull. I have a friend in a coma - brain dead, all because he did not wear a helemt :think:

As they say in the classics, if you have a 50 cent brain, a 50 cent helmet will do !

If you have no brain at all, then wearing a helmet is a moot point - better to let Darwinism take its course then :p
 
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By the way, I use the HJC helmets for both dirt and street, they rock!

but for some reason my dirt helmet smells real bad :laugh:
 

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I am not sure on helmets myself I mean if they are DOT and Snell 2000 certified is there any difference in protection?

I believe that once you get above the certications you are buying light wieght and designer series helmets. Is there any truth to this?

the wieght issue can be significant for your neck when pounding whoops or killer leaps but will it able to protect your head better in a crash? I know a fancy paint job won't help but how much different is the protection between a 100$ Fulmer or HJC helmet from a 600$ Shoei?



Unfortunately I don't think we will be able to tell the actual Cost per Protection since once a helmet passes its certification it passes. Anything above that certification is not clearly noted <atleast not to me>. Having a heavy Acrilic helmet might offer the same protection as a carbon/kevlar one at a slow speed bike landing on you type of crash but the lighter helmet could be a serious benefit when having inertia working against you.I also believe since no two crashes and no two people are the same you can't really look at history as a deciding factor on protection.

Just some random thoughts and the question" Is there any documentation on helmet protection once you get past Snell 2000?"
 
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