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Old 12-06-2002, 11:23 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Suggestions for Competition Helmets....

Just wanted some suggestions for a good helmet. I have about 650.00 budgeted for a good helmet that will be used at road racing events.

I am currently considering the Simpson Shark, but it seems to be more for cart racing and drag. I also guessing that one doesn't have to pay half of what I budgeted for a decent helmet.

What helmet(s) do you use? What is the cost? Would you recommend it?

Thanks for looking,
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Old 12-07-2002, 12:51 AM   #2
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I use a Bieffe Predator and I love it. The viewport is very large and offers very good visibility. The fit & finish of the helmet is very nice, and it is also very comfortable even when I've been wearing it for a long time.
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Old 12-07-2002, 02:44 AM   #3
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I have a Simpson and am not impressed.

I'd recommend an Arai !!! Great quality and super comfy.

Try them on before you buy.

Speedware in Redmond, distributes Arai

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Old 12-07-2002, 06:42 AM   #4
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You should consider what kind of driving, in what vehicles you'll be doing...

Probably the biggest difference in what you'll want/need is whether or not you plan on any open-cockpit driving (including karts). If not, then pretty much anything with a current Snell approval should be OK, as long as it fits. But if you might use it in something other than a sedan, you'll need a full face, with a good visor/shield system and as small an eye opening as you're comfortable with. (The trade-off for opening size being between safety from better vision vs. safety from less exposure.)

If you're going exclusively for sedan use, just look back a few days in this forum for a thread on a number of good choices/opinions on large opening/full face helmets (OMP, Bieffe. and the Bell SR-Pro)
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Old 12-07-2002, 09:15 PM   #5
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This is a bad place for on-line buying.
Each manf. has a different idea on what a head is shaped like and there is no other way than testing each one yourself.
Go local if possible and try them out.
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Old 12-08-2002, 08:54 PM   #6
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Default heres mine

i got an OMP/AGV Formula Integrale. and i love it. It's way more comfortable than my old Arai motorcycle helmet.

IMHO it's one of the best looking helmets on the market.

also the lightest at 2 KG with a full carbon composite shell.

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