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    new helmet needed

    other than going to cycle gear in woburn any other helmet shops considered decent?
    I was itchign to try Leatt helmets.. ( I wear their other gear and am happy)

    My current helmet is about 8 years old... and well I need my noggin to function well.

    Have to check my current helmet I think its a fox was 120? at cycle gear.
    heavier than the others but no issues while riding.
    Only concern i have is the goggle area to be more open / chin a little lower. Always feel like the goggle are pushed too far down for me

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    hmmmm......

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    Re: new helmet needed

    not local to you but Motorsports Int in Auburn have a pretty good spread of dirt helmets. think they carry Bell, Fox, LS2, Alpinestars, Shoei, Arai ...

    i personally have worn TLD forever and recently switched to Acerbis but i'd like to try Leatt and Alpinestars at some point as well.

    helmet wall at Motorsports...

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Might hit auburn... a bit aways but this helmet I have is shot. Especially after I threw it at my bike in frustration in PA....( when my front brake dissapeared and my clutch wasnt grabbing ( overheated the fluid i think)

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    hmmmm......

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    Might hit auburn... a bit aways but this helmet I have is shot. Especially after I threw it at my bike in frustration in PA....( when my front brake dissapeared and my clutch wasnt grabbing ( overheated the fluid i think)
    Ahhhh, the red mist....

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    not local to you but Motorsports Int in Auburn have a pretty good spread of dirt helmets. think they carry Bell, Fox, LS2, Alpinestars, Shoei, Arai ...

    i personally have worn TLD forever and recently switched to Acerbis but i'd like to try Leatt and Alpinestars at some point as well.

    helmet wall at Motorsports...

    new helmet needed-mint-helmets-jpg
    I'm not sure if they have Bell or not.... I popped in there some time either early last year or late 2021 & asked the gear guy there if he knew which brand used MIPS................................ he had never heard of it.

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Naults in Windham NH has a decent selection of helmets
    Seacoast in Derry NH does as well but not sure about 100% dirt focused lids - maybe more dual sport
    Freedom Cycle in Concord NH I believe has a decent selection

    Assuming you are looking for a dirt lid. I cannot confirm that any of the above have Leatt lids

    https://leatt.com/us/dealers

    At the link above it looks like Freedom does carry the Leatt helmets

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    I'm not sure if they have Bell or not.... I popped in there some time either early last year or late 2021 & asked the gear guy there if he knew which brand used MIPS................................ he had never heard of it.
    hahaa, way to build confidence pretty sure they still carry, i've looked at the Bell x Fasthouse Moto-9 or 10 a few times. i stop in often for parts/fluids but maybe they only carry the Fasthouse Bell's since they are a FH gear dealer (?)

    also have looked at the fancy Arai VX Pro but not sure i remember seeing last i was in.

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    Re: new helmet needed

    I’m like 90% sure they carry Bell… I have a Bell Moto-9 (or is it MX-9?) and I like it quite a bit, but I kind of wish I had gone with the Shoei that I had also been considering.

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Anybody else here have the top of their head go numb while riding?

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    Anybody else here have the top of their head go numb while riding?
    that sounds like the sciatica in my left leg, maybe the weight of the helmet is compressing your top vertebrae

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    Re: new helmet needed

    I've been considering getting an open face helmet, locally, I don't usually wear a helmet, especially hot days, I was cooking on my ride back from Vermont yesterday, had to keep it at 80 to have enuf air flow

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    Anybody else here have the top of their head go numb while riding?
    When I used to cut my hair short, #1 on the buzzer type short, I would have numbness and a nagging headache if I wore the helmet for any length of time. It didnít matter if I wore it while riding, or for other activities, it was still a time thing.

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    Re: new helmet needed

    bell MX-9

    it's the best blend of price, technology (MIPS), and looks

    go to cycle gear and try on each size until you find one you can wear a long time without getting "hot spots"

    order the color you want online

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    bell MX-9

    it's the best blend of price, technology (MIPS), and looks
    yes, looks great but HEAVY.

    after wearing superlite euro hats, i can't go back to anything over ~2lbs for off-road. major neck fatigue ducking limbs. even gave up on my beloved TLD lids.

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    yes, looks great but HEAVY.

    after wearing superlite euro hats, i can't go back to anything over ~2lbs for off-road. major neck fatigue ducking limbs. even gave up on my beloved TLD lids.
    I remember the Bell helmet I had as the quietest helmet, but yup, also the heaviest,

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I remember the Bell helmet I had as the quietest helmet, but yup, also the heaviest,
    to your open face comment earlier, that was my go-to back in the day, Bell Mag4 (??) with TLD visor + QuickStap + Oakley facemask

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    to your open face comment earlier, that was my go-to back in the day, Bell Mag4 (??) with TLD visor + QuickStap + Oakley facemask
    Yup the Mag 4 was the open faced brother of the Moto 4. I still have one of my Moto 4. The terry cloth liner is missing and the visor is cracked but itís sentimental. My son wore it once for Halloween.

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    Moto 4. Color selections were so much limited then. Working at a shop we got 2 red/white ones. I was like of course Iíll have one. A two color helmet? Radical. new helmet needed-64238798361__8ccb19fa-c022-403b-9d27-e4786b228ed2new helmet needed-img_1405-jpg

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    Re: new helmet needed

    Been very happy with my Klim F3 Carbon. Super light (2.2lbs?), great cooling, nice padding etc. Only "negative" is that its ECE only.

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