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10/18/12 3:37 P

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Normally I wouldn't pay this much for a new helmet, but this is cool. I'm tempted.

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8/30/12 10:01 A

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Aside from a new bike, a new helmet has been my single best purchase. I went from a generic one-size-fits-all type to a more expensive (but still less than $100) model. It made a HUGE difference in comfort. It's lighter, cooler, and stays in place better. I'll grant you that any helmet will work, but if you're looking for a better fitting/feeling helmet, sometimes you get what you pay for.

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8/30/12 9:43 A

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After having had a near fatal crash that resulted in a busted-up helmet, I pay mucho buckos for my helmets. My head is worth many dollars.

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8/28/12 2:37 P

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I spend around $25. I replace it about every 3 years.

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8/27/12 11:55 P

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I paid about $25 for mine. The padding is getting pretty worn and it doesn't fit as well so I am looking into getting a new one. I don't see any point in paying more as long as it fits properly and a good rating.

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8/27/12 11:12 P

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We usually get them on sale around $50. Having had my noggin saved, they are worth every penny.


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8/26/12 12:42 A

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I got my helmet for cheap at costco, I think it was 24.99. I don't even notice it so it does not make me hotter or feel heavy on my head. I took the stickers off to make it look better. I'm happy with it! :)

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8/24/12 3:08 P

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8 bones? Nice!

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8/24/12 12:55 P

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$8 for a helmet?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
What a deal!

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8/24/12 9:28 A

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Our town has a huge bike helmet fitting at the mall in May - all helmets are $8. There are lines to deal with, but you can't beat the price. It included everything from measuring to fitting. We get our helmets there.

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8/24/12 8:54 A

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Definitely keep it cheap...if it does the job, why pay more? I'm not a racer where a few ounces saved through an aluminum helmet is worth the $$$. Plus heat? I overheat at the drop of a hat and just accept the sweat factor. I highly doubt I would notice the benefits of a better vented helmet.

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8/24/12 8:22 A

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From a general safety perspective, I suspect that a helmet is a helmet.
But - Better helmets fit better and are much cooler. I believe that a better fitting helmet is safer.
I wait until the best are at the lowest price possible, then buy.

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8/24/12 2:48 A

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I never spend a lot on my bike helmets. The cheap ones have the same safety rating as the expensive ones. How about you? How much do you spend on your helmet? Is there an advantage, besides good looks, to a $200 helmet vs $50?
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