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Hi Everyone,

I am hoping I could get some of your experience and perspective on helmets.

Looking to get a new helmet for track days and road events. I can see there's a number of different brands and the large pricing range from a few hundred up to a few thousand.

Could you please share what you own, used and recommend?

* Do all helmets have a shelf life?

* I can see there's different Snell SA2020 & FIA 8859-2015 certifications, it important to have both of them?

* Carbon fiber helmets, do they make a difference in weight? Is it work the money?

* Bell & Stilo, is one brand better then another? 

* Is good to have support for Microphone, drink system etc?

I see some of you have nice custom colours, was that ordered like that or was a spray job at home?

Looking forward to your responses.




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£5 head? £5 helmet.

Paint is purely vanity, nothing more :)

I have an Arai GP6, I tried other brands, but Arai seem to suit my head shape more. You need to try the different brands really.

I had mine painted by ImageDesignCustom in Isotope Green to match my Cup250FE, with CocoPops monkey applied to the rear, based on my old design.



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8 hours ago, CocoPops said:

You need to try the different brands really.

Exactly this. You'll need to try them to see which brand fits the shape of your head, they're all different! 

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I’ve tried and had several makes over the years. I’m another advocate for Arai that seem the best fit for me anyway.

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