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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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My new Helmet

Just bought an Oneal Crossfire-7 helmet, flat black for $70.00 Is this a decent helmet. I imagine it was a decent price. What does that helmet retail for anyway?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-14-2005, 09:04 PM
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I really think you get what you pay for. What is your head whorth. I
I spent $750 on mine. You can get a really good lid for $200.00

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As far as the saying you get what you pay for, not always true. Motorcyclist Magazine did a helmet test in their Nov 2005 issue. I was actually an interesting test. Showed the cheaper helmets disipated the impact to the head twice as good as the expensive helmets (in general of course) They did two different kind of tests on the helmets. It actually shocked me to see the results especially seeing as I always went for the high dollar helmet

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 01:33 AM
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think about it this way. you shouldnt cheap out on the helmet because.... you can get the top of the line leather suit with the best sidi boots and gloves to match. your entire body may not have a single scratch on it but, just remember all those other body parts dont work very well without your head.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 08:43 PM
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yeah i spent $700 on my shoei x-eleven, there is no comparison. But i would rather see someone spend $70.00 and wear a helment than see someone not wear one.

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-02-2006, 08:11 PM
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i am in the market for a helmet. i tried on the Arai 'tommy gun' helmet and loooved how it felt. far more superior than any other helmet i tried on. but that was stading indoors. who knows how it feels on the road at 80mph for 2 hours. know what i mean. i wanna buy i high end helmet. i'm a firm believer that "you get what you pay for." and i have no problem spending 700-800 bucks on head insurance.

what other helmets would you guys reccommend me looking at? i want something that will breath great. i loved the material that the Arai padding was made of.

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-03-2006, 10:39 PM
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there is a reason you don't see the helmet anywhere but ebay, I don't even think O'Neal makes that helmet anymore, I could be wrong though. Best cheap helmet I've found is the Zamp for about $150
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As far as the saying you get what you pay for, not always true. Motorcyclist Magazine did a helmet test in their Nov 2005 issue. I was actually an interesting test. Showed the cheaper helmets disipated the impact to the head twice as good as the expensive helmets (in general of course) They did two different kind of tests on the helmets. It actually shocked me to see the results especially seeing as I always went for the high dollar helmet
i have to totally agree with hateahillbilly here. i read that same article, and i was amazed. granted the shoes, ari and other high end helmets fit real nice, and have very little buffetting, i didnt end up buying them. granted i didnt have the money, but after reading that and saying that the other cheaper helmets transfered less shock units to the head, i would take another look at the parts place, or parts unlimited helmet that actually won the helmet test. it was only something like 100 bucks.

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that is good helmet,



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As far as the saying you get what you pay for, not always true. Motorcyclist Magazine did a helmet test in their Nov 2005 issue. I was actually an interesting test. Showed the cheaper helmets disipated the impact to the head twice as good as the expensive helmets (in general of course) They did two different kind of tests on the helmets. It actually shocked me to see the results especially seeing as I always went for the high dollar helmet
do you have the link by any chance?
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