So I’m in the market for a full-face helmet. Since I’m relatively new to the full-face side of purchasing helmets, I’m not really sure what to buy. Since I’m fairly young, money is hard to come by so I’d love to keep the helmet around the $100 or so price point. If you guys have any good suggestions for helmets or brands, those would be great! I’m planning on heading down to my local bike shop in a couple of days and trying some on to find one that fits me, but some general recommendations first would be great. Thanks!
Personally I like my bell full faced I have, not the super 2r or 3r but the others are pretty good. I would look around on ebay or possibly jenson. You should be able to get one that is really good but under $100, granted it won’t be carbon, but from what I have seen, not sure you need carbon.
The Bell Super is fine for the full face every once in a while, but if you plan on using full face all the time, than get a DH full face helmet. All helmet are made to take one good impact then they are junk. On my second Bell super as I cracked the first one.
“the Switchblade is optimized for the descent, and that’s why it’s certified to CPSC, EN-1078 and ASTM-1952-DH with and without the chinbar.”
“with and without the chinbar” is a critical threshold for ASTM 1952 testing. Perhaps the OP isn’t looking for such details, but I thought it was worth clarifying that, while the Bell Super 2r is technically a full face, there are other standards it fails to meet besides the chin strap when compared to “true” DH full face. Testing standards aside, I’ve used the Bell against the Giro CIPHER and Lazer Phoenix and if I were doing any serious speeds on DH trails, I wouldn’t go with the Bell Super 2r especially when you can get some good DH helmets for less than the Bell.
On a side note, MIPS is arguable at best. Your scalp does the same thing MIPS is claiming to do…