I’m looking to buy a new helmet, enduro style, and I’ve been doing on line research. So far I really like Troy Lee Designs A1, Fox Racing Flux helmet, IXS Teail RS, and Smith Forefront(but it’s so pricey), just to name a few.
My LBS/ski shops don’t have any helmets out yet so I can’t even try any on. I’m just wondering what you guys are wearing out there and what would you recommend.
I wear a Bell super 2r and love it. But if you plan on racing downhill or enduro you need a helmet that meets racing organizations standards, and the bell 2r does not. So far the only full face with removable chin bar that meets those standards is the Giro switchblade.
I have a big head, and hats/helmets often don’t fit. The large Giro Montaro fits perfectly. I can even fit a thin balaclava under it for cold weather riding. It is well ventilated for summer riding. My only complaint is the little screws that hold the visor come loose. I think a dab of silicon adhesive would prevent this. All helmets meet the same ansi standards, but after having crashed hard with a cheap one, I decided to upgrade. The difference is noticeable and your melon is important. I’m a normally cheapskate, but am happy I got a better helmet.