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New DH full facer

The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
edited January 2008 in MTB general
I have £250 to spend on a full facer for my DH escapades in Les Gets this year - any advice welcome. Total newbie to DH but have convinced the missus that's where we are going for our summer hols (we are going for 2 weeks but only one is in LG the other is her choice)

I have a very large head and need good ventilation and I don't want anything to heavy!

Cheers

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  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    I would also add it's a bit for free riding - general 'accident prone' injury aversion more than anything else :wink:

    I just want something decent that will protect my noggin.... :lol:

    And as I said £250 is my limit - I am more concerned however - about me heed!

    Was looking at Troy Lee but can't find anywhere that has them in stock! :shock:
  • scotttomoscotttomo Posts: 531
    Any preference on colour mate? Bored in work so don't mind scoutin if you want? :D
    "If i was a slug i don't think i could handle it, i'd just throw myself in the salt pot" -Karl pilkington

    Whyte 46, i fall off it alot!!
  • scotttomoscotttomo Posts: 531
    what bout this?
    http://nwmtb.com/productdetails.asp?productid=02806
    there is a few more 08 models on this site but just over your budget.
    "If i was a slug i don't think i could handle it, i'd just throw myself in the salt pot" -Karl pilkington

    Whyte 46, i fall off it alot!!
  • scotttomoscotttomo Posts: 531
    or this
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=25212 not available till march though. When you goin?
    "If i was a slug i don't think i could handle it, i'd just throw myself in the salt pot" -Karl pilkington

    Whyte 46, i fall off it alot!!
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    Cheers! I quite like the peaty one - I think I can wait until they come in stock.

    Probably wont be going till about June..... liking the lion on the side!

    Must be pretty popular.... my only concern is turning up with a peaty helmet on and looking a total **** when I stack it :lol:

    However I saw a nice plain black one that looked cool which I am going to do some scouting o about for... :lol:
  • Ive just taken delivery of this

    http://www.descent-gear.com/detail.asp? ... ductID=589

    Great value I think, very light and the graphics are superb. looks even better in the flesh by the way!
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    Lookin' good!

    That's the one I saw - very nice...

    TLD helmets seem to be in demand at the moment - almost everywhere is sold out!

    The contender is:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=25177 (even MORE of a wait)
  • fly4funfly4fun Posts: 416
    i bought the peaty tld a month ago for £170. ill try to find the shop i got it from...

    Aah, its out of stock, surprise surprise!

    looks like they are rather popular atm!
    dsc00392gg1.th.jpg
  • scotttomoscotttomo Posts: 531
    Oooooo sexy lid that THE ONE. Graphics are really nice too might sell my met para and get one :wink:
    "If i was a slug i don't think i could handle it, i'd just throw myself in the salt pot" -Karl pilkington

    Whyte 46, i fall off it alot!!
  • Dark LordDark Lord Posts: 1,469
    THE one, love mine, well vented, strong as an ox, low weight and cool art work.. :)
  • jacktheocjacktheoc Posts: 1,556
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=24909
    what about that, a few lads at my local DH use moto x helmets... i got a carbon AXO helmet for £300 for moto x and it is very very light and is good for DH and most importantly its very very strong.
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    Think I'm totally sold with THE one - never seen a lid that freekin cool! :lol:
  • Dark LordDark Lord Posts: 1,469
    good choice :D
  • scotttomoscotttomo Posts: 531
    Thats the one, pardon the pun ita a stunnin lookin lid mate! now i want one :cry: thanks cheesy :wink:
    "If i was a slug i don't think i could handle it, i'd just throw myself in the salt pot" -Karl pilkington

    Whyte 46, i fall off it alot!!
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