I’m looking at getting a new helmet. Spend maybe $150 to $200 - but the less the better as i’m pretty broke. I was looking at the Catlike Kompact. They have them on probikekit for about $150 (add postage). I tried one on today at Der Vers cycles ($199 - on special) and i thought i looked pretty good. Anyone know anything about these - or any other recommendations?
Yer the other plus of getting it locally is it has a silver sticker inside, thus making it legal to ride on the roads, and also to race in CA sanctioned events. This sucks shit that CA ban helmets without stickers - seems anti-competitive to me - but that’s the way it is. I just had to buy a crud helmet the other day to race in, even though I have two other nice helmets that I bought overseas.
I’m rocking a Fox Flux at the moment, and i’d highly recommend. Retail is around $180, so a little haggling should see you pick one up around 160. Top helmet for the money, in molding everywhere, so less susceptible to those little knocks and chips. Fits my noggin better than my old giro e2 @twice the $$…
I’m a MET fan as well. Currently rocking a MET Kaos, I think they’re down to about $190 this year. The venting is awesome, with a big vent right at the front that means wicked airflow. I love it. They look pretty sweet as well, especially in matte black.
I find MET helmets fit my head shape really well, which is the main reason I bought one.
I’m all in favour in buying shit of the web but I reckon it’s pretty rude to check out stuff at a LBS, especially when staff give your information or you try it on. Services you can’t get from online shops which is the reason their prices are so much lower.
I’m on my second specialized decibel. comfy fit, i gather they’re pretty safe. I thought about getting a 2D but I got the decibel for $100 so it was an easy decision.
I reckon so too. Which is why i haven’t bought one off the web.
I still get a good feeling when i see a nice bike/component/accessorie etc in a shop and can actually touch and then have someone say, Yeah, isn’t that nice…
So yeah, i’ll be supporting those who support me, don’t worry about that.