Low profile helmets

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  1. StarPattern

    StarPattern Senior Member

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    The last time I was in, I was eying up a helmet you had in... I think it was a BR or whatever. It was like carbon fibre or something? It looked pretty and really low profile. No clue what that one costs though.

    I’ve had a CO JR8 (hated it) and currently have a Troxel Intrepid (I believe that’s the brand name). It’s okay, it fits nice... but it’s almost too round up top? Maybe I need a more oval shape?
     
  2. StarPattern

    StarPattern Senior Member

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    Of course, but if it doesn’t look nice, I also won’t want to wear it. It’s a double edged sword, so I’m looking for the happy medium - a well fitting helmet that also looks nice and doesn’t make my head look like a giant ball on my neck. Haha
     
  3. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Most of the more current, modern hat designs are less bulky. Although I started out in CO hats, I ended up eventually with a GPA Speed'Air followed by a One-K matte which was my last helmet. (I'm no longer riding) My daughter also move to the One-K Matte from a series of CO and IRH helmets.
     
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    funkybizniz Full Member

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    I'm a OneK fan. I fell and hit my head in my OneK so I replaced it with a Kask which I originally liked the look of better, but I will definitely be going back to the OneK when I fall/it's time to replace this one.
     
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    uncanny580 Senior Member

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    That is the BR Viper, but its almost $300.
     
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    ColorMyWorld Senior Member

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    My One K ultra fits me way better than any of my others ever did. I use it for good. I got it for $180 for on "helmet awareness" day.
     
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  7. StarPattern

    StarPattern Senior Member

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    I was just in there, tried in on, fell in love with how it fit and looked. Apparently the club price is like $288? Even $300 for a helmet that I like the look of, that fits, isn’t that bad.

    And it has crystals on it. Ugh. Haha. Now I’m hunting to see if it comes without crystals or if I have to remove the crystals myself.
     
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    uncanny580 Senior Member

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    You can get it without the Crystals!
     
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    StarPattern Senior Member

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    Really? I asked the woman who was working when I was there and she said, “no, it only comes with crystals”. Lol.
     
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  10. draftmare

    draftmare Full Member

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    I have a Charles Owen JR8 that I think is the most low profile helmet I have ever owned. I recently got the Trauma Void helmet and it felt super top heavy after using the Charles Owen!
     

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