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Old 02-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default Anyone tried the G-Force CFG Carbon Fiber helmet?

I am looking to move from an M2010 open face to an SA2010 full face helmet for this season and I saw the new G-Force CFG Carbon Fiber helmet, which seems like a good route, as I am worried about the weight of the helmet. Sure, it looks goofy with the flame graphics, but from a weight/performance standpoint, can anyone chime in? I can't find one locally to try out and none of the sites that sell it seem to have a weight comparicion between the G-Force CF helmet and a "conventional" full-face helmet.

Lots of places have it up for sale but I can't find any legit reviews.

Couple links:

G-Force: http://www.gforce.com/products/helmets/3028.php

OG Racing: http://www.ogracing.com/g-force-cfg-...-sa2010-helmet

SafeRacer: http://www.saferacer.com/g-force-pro...productid=2520

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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Pretty sure only the outside layer is carbon fiber. That's what I've heard at least.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:38 AM   #3
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Pretty sure only the outside layer is carbon fiber. That's what I've heard at least.
That would make sense. I am wondering what the real-world weight reduction ends up being. Less mass equals less movement in a crash, so less likelihood of injury. And less neck strain during regular wear.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:16 PM   #4
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That would make sense. I am wondering what the real-world weight reduction ends up being. Less mass equals less movement in a crash, so less likelihood of injury. And less neck strain during regular wear.
Weight on most helmets is virtually identical.


I currently have Bell helmets, G-Force helmets and a $1k HJC CF helmet.


I think the cheap G-Force helmet is lighter that the HJC. The only advantage of the HJC CF helmet is that it matches my HANs.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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Weight on most helmets is virtually identical.


I currently have Bell helmets, G-Force helmets and a $1k HJC CF helmet.


I think the cheap G-Force helmet is lighter that the HJC. The only advantage of the HJC CF helmet is that it matches my HANs.
I was reading about the new 2013 helmet models and the G-Force CF one was interesting based on it's stated 20% reduction in weight. Of course, that is 20% lighter than one of their other models. It may still weigh more than a comparable helmet from another manufacturer, and none of it really matters if it does not fit well.

I need to go to somewhere like OG Racing and try on a couple different models.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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I have the HJC CF helmet and it's definitely significantly lighter than my old Simpson, and lighter than my Bell M4. I did go to OG and try it on first. Good thing I did because I was going to get a medium, but that was way too big so I went with the small.

Wish this G-Force helmet had been available when I was looking. May have saved me a good chuck of $$.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:48 PM   #7
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I just spoke with OG Racing to see if they would have these at the track shop at Summit Point this season and they were not sure. In talking to the rep @ OG, he said that their experience with weighing them is that they really are not significantly lighter than other helmets in the price range. Maybe I'll have to just drive down and try them on.
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I just spoke with OG Racing to see if they would have these at the track shop at Summit Point this season and they were not sure. In talking to the rep @ OG, he said that their experience with weighing them is that they really are not significantly lighter than other helmets in the price range. Maybe I'll have to just drive down and try them on.
Like I said, my G-Force is approximately the same weight at my CF HJC. But the HJC certainly looks cool. It is probably worth 1-2 mph at the end of the straight.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:17 PM   #9
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Do you get a lot of head and neck fatigue? I haven't noticed any even during long races. I didn't splurge for the baller cf Hans either
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:28 PM   #10
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Do you get a lot of head and neck fatigue? I haven't noticed any even during long races. I didn't splurge for the baller cf Hans either

Not really. My "race" car is a chump/Lemons car so no huge lateral g forces. I get more neck fatigue when I am instructing at DEs and have 3 students (basically in a car all day long).

I don't think the weight of a HANs matters at all. How could it matter once you are securely tightened down in a 6pt harness?
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Like I said, my G-Force is approximately the same weight at my CF HJC. But the HJC certainly looks cool. It is probably worth 1-2 mph at the end of the straight.
I can't get past the flames in the center stripe.

In the end, I'll buy based on fit, comfort, and then on weight. With my current helment, neck strain was never an issue but as I get older it could be a factor.
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you could always put a vinyl over the flames to match the rest of the helmet.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:35 PM   #13
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I don't think the weight of a HANs matters at all. How could it matter once you are securely tightened down in a 6pt harness?
That was exactly my thinking
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Buy a Peltor. Most comfortable helmet I have ever worn.
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