Enduro style helmet

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Enduro style helmet

Post by V-Rider » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:51 pm

I'm looking at spending £150-200 on an enduro style helmet, as a bit of a personal farkle :whistle:

Not quite sure what is out there within that price range - so has anyone any recommendations? I like the look of the Arai tour but can't really stretch that far in terms of budget :dry:

Any help / pics appreciated!
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Re: Enduro style helmet

Post by CRAIGREVO » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:02 pm

You could save some cash and buy the Airoh s4. They are probably the biggest name in the enduro circuit and they are cheap!
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Post by Gavinskii » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:16 pm

I really rate my Airoh its really light and comfortable :)
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Re: Enduro style helmet

Post by Selous » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:30 pm

Nice & Cheap
but whatever helmet you decide on worth a look here.
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Re: Enduro style helmet

Post by CRAIGREVO » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:52 pm

Selous wrote:Nice & Cheap
but whatever helmet you decide on worth a look here.
http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/home
They don't seem to test any dual sport helmets. But it is good to see the most expensive doesn't mean the best!
The amount of times I've seen forum posts saying "I wouldn't trust a helmet that cost under £250" When you can see that a £70 Nitro helmet can perform better than a £589 Aria :ohmy:

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Re: Enduro style helmet

Post by V-Rider » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:15 am

Thats not a bad price considering all other lids are £115 approx on the bay. Unfortunately I have a rather fat head, so I'll have to shell out the extra!

Theres been quite a few criticisms about the sharp regime in recent times and how their tests seem 'unfair' or 'pointless'.

Still nice to see its turned the market on its head in some cases as CraigRevo mentioned, now helmet design has to have a little extra work involved to bring its sharp rating up...
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Re: Enduro style helmet

Post by Orlando_Orange » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:44 am

+1 on the airoh - great for the price... mine's done me proud, altho it does get a bit whistly at higher speeds...

and +1 on the sharp tests being a bit pointless in replicating the impact a helmet will actually be subject to in a crash.

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Re: Enduro style helmet

Post by Lee » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:56 am

The Airoh is a good lid, but as with all make sure you try it on – the S4 doesn't fit me so I ended up with the Shoei (which is out of your price range). Another one worth a look is the HJC CLX-S. Fairly cheap, but HJCs do well in the tests and this one seems well put together.

One thing to consider is they're all a fair bit noisier than a standard lid as there's so much space around your chin that the airflow can whip around in – plus side is massive visor openings mean you can see far more than a normal lid and they don't feel so claustrophobic
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Re: Enduro style helmet

Post by Tramp » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:57 am

Hi Guys ,
how do you find the sizes on the S4 compare to other helmet say the Nolan etc, or does anyone know of a dealer in hampshire that has them to try on , so I can buy one cheaper off fleabay later - "the power of commerce"

my Nolan 103 is medium by the way , it ould be best to try one on first.

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Re: Enduro style helmet

Post by OB1 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:08 am

I have just bought an Airoh S4 on the recommendation of Craig from a previous thread; although the one he highlighted is an XS and the normal price is around £110 :woohoo:

I ordered mine from dirtbikexpress.co.uk via their eBay shop: ordered on Sunday and arrived on Tuesday! B)

Fit wise: I bought a medium as that is what my Shoei and Arai helmets are and it fits fine.
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