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Mountain Bike Full Face?

Anyone have this Giro 900gm Carbon Fiber FF helmet? I like the CF since being lighter it should flex more on impact to reduce Gs over a stiffer one. One important feature for FF (doubt this has it) is a removable/washable liner. It's not cheap but a bargain compared to a medivac ride and doctor bills.

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very nice looking got no useful info but as serious as i know some of you guys are I would say that one would do the job!

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. It's not cheap but a bargain compared to a medivac ride and doctor bills.

Dont forget mental retardation! I watched a friend split his head wide open on a rock because he was too cool to wear a helmet.

He couldn't talk right for quite some time.
He was lucky, that something finally snapped and he was ok again.
To this day he doesn't really remember what happened and his memory gets a lil mixed up from time to time.

So buy that helmet it looks sweet!

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I've got one. It's the same helmet, but designed for snowboard use with less vent holes I believe. Comfy, light and has done the job so far of protecting my head (& teeth) on rails gone wrong and it's standing up to the abuse very well.



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Bionic wears a full face in Florida for XC. My ears would melt off.

I could see it for downhill though.

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Yea, but have you seen the way he rides or drives for that matter???

Hell he's so crazy he needs to wear a helmet to eat, sleep or even jerk off!!!

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I've only seen him ride a few seconds. no mirrors on my mountainbike.

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I've only seen him ride a few seconds. no mirrors on my mountainbike.

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You guys are busting me up! Memo to self do not move to the hot belt. You don't always get to decide what part stops you during a fall. I'd like to avoid it being my face.

LDH that's the one! I gotta have it! Maybe I could cut more holes in it for ventilation. Then I have to buy a 2nd one for boarding. It's expensive to live in Cali.

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damn bunch of funny guys round here..........

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dream, get the full face for DH ... seriously! Face plants happen too quickly.

I'm just wondering how LDH knows bionic wears a helmet while jerking off?

It's better to have loved and lost than live with the psycho for life!
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Well we were both locked up in a cell once

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Found the Carbon-fiber FF at the local shop! Got the first one for the SO. You can't drink/eat or blow your nose without taking it off. So takes getting use to.

I am relieved she is wearing it, since she usually crashes every ride. I told her CF was disposable, if it hits the ground we are buying another one! That scared her into not falling!

We enjoyed the longest MB ride yet!

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Did she say anything about the ventilation of the helmet? I've always liked FF helmets, but down here in the southeast you can only stand them for really short DH runs in the summer heat.

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Did she say anything about the ventilation of the helmet? I've always liked FF helmets, but down here in the southeast you can only stand them for really short DH runs in the summer heat.
Nope she didn't complain about ventilation and it was >90o. I told her the face sauna would burn off a couple pounds. I never do chair DH, only challenging XC. Unfortunately I've witnessed horrible faceplant concussions without FF, so that's the motivation for the best helmet on our noggins.

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Didn't Gyro make a detachable FF a few years back? Maybe that would be a better option for the xcer who wants some ff protection. I don't think I could do xc in a FF.

Dream, where do you ride up there?

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Didn't Gyro make a detachable FF a few years back? Maybe that would be a better option for the xcer who wants some ff protection. I don't think I could do xc in a FF.

Dream, where do you ride up there?
You make a great point, a partial FF (chin guard) would be ideal for XC with long hot climbs. Hmmm that's what I'd really like, but glad my SO is wearing FF.

I ride everywhere: tahoe, bay, santa cruz, marin. Where do you ride in SD? Done a few great rides there too!

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I looked at the Giro link you had in your original post and didn't see them making one with a removable ff. Maybe some other company does.

I don't do a lot of mtn biking down here these days, but there are a few decent trails in the local mountains. The most well known one is probably noble canyon.

Just a few weeks ago I went to a wedding in Chico (i went to school there) so I took the whole week off and did some camping and biking in the tahoe area. I rode mr. toads, downieville xc course, and a new ride near graegle. You have it good in norcal for mtn biking. Sooo many good trails.

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I've never tried on a mtn bike FF helmet. how do they compare to MX helmets?

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I looked at the Giro link you had in your original post and didn't see them making one with a removable ff. Maybe some other company does.

I don't do a lot of mtn biking down here these days, but there are a few decent trails in the local mountains. The most well known one is probably noble canyon.

Just a few weeks ago I went to a wedding in Chico (i went to school there) so I took the whole week off and did some camping and biking in the tahoe area. I rode mr. toads, downieville xc course, and a new ride near graegle. You have it good in norcal for mtn biking. Sooo many good trails.
A partial FF is the next evolutionary XC/road step. Amazingly there is no bike FF XC test standard! I saw my first MB FF DOT rated (Kali!) but it was much heavier and is DH only.

Those two rides you did are a couple of my favorites! I love that toad 9k' ridge trail! Chico is a great school, congrats! I have riding legs and am jonesin for a challenge. My first FSMB ride was on Mt. Laguna, and also ridden the very nice noble canyon. I moved north for the excellent MB.

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I've never tried on a mtn bike FF helmet. how do they compare to MX helmets?
MX CF are 300gm heavier (1200gm vs. 900) since they have to pass DOT or SNELL. The CF flexes more than base model, and that's why I prefer it to reduce impact Gs! I look forward to technical rides with FF. My SO was shocked by the price, so I whipped out the CC before she could stop me. It's a bargain compared to a medivac, MRI, docs... Her skills are improving but still sketchy, so she is real happy wearing FF. My BIGGEST regret was not forcing (I asked) her to wear a FF before her vicious OTB.

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what type of trails are you taking her on?

Toads is probably my favorite ride, besides this fun one I did in Sierra County. Toads has it all, technical rocky sections and then those fast banked sections at the bottom. Love it.

Have you ever done that Canon trail in Kernville? I hear it is pretty good. I may try and do that this fall.

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what type of trails are you taking her on?

Toads is probably my favorite ride, besides this fun one I did in Sierra County. Toads has it all, technical rocky sections and then those fast banked sections at the bottom. Love it.

Have you ever done that Canon trail in Kernville? I hear it is pretty good. I may try and do that this fall.
I made the mistake of taking her on a medium level ride when grabbed too much front brake. Now her FB is detached!

Toads is a blast but its "baby heads" are too much and dabbing drives me nutz.

I haven't ridden Canon but sure sounds fun! If you ride further north I'll let you (attempt to) kick my can.

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I made the mistake of taking her on a medium level ride when grabbed too much front brake. Now her FB is detached!

Toads is a blast but its "baby heads" are too much and dabbing drives me nutz.

I haven't ridden Canon but sure sounds fun! If you ride further north I'll let you (attempt to) kick my can.
I'll let you next time I'm up there with a bike. I'm slow and steady up the hills, but can beat most down them. I just did my first sprint triathlon last weekend so I'm working on getting in better shape.

Go easy on the girl or she won't continue to ride. Maybe get her some lightweight knee and elbow pads for when she progresses into more technical riding. I know a couple that use that stuff occasinoally and she is a great rider and does super long rides. She just stuffs the gear in a camel back mule or something like that.

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I'll let you next time I'm up there with a bike. I'm slow and steady up the hills, but can beat most down them. I just did my first sprint triathlon last weekend so I'm working on getting in better shape.

Go easy on the girl or she won't continue to ride. Maybe get her some lightweight knee and elbow pads for when she progresses into more technical riding. I know a couple that use that stuff occasinoally and she is a great rider and does super long rides. She just stuffs the gear in a camel back mule or something like that.
Good for you leveraging competition to motivate you! Congrats! For me instead of buying $100 tshirts (I have a closet full) I pass "road rabbits" for motivation. On the dirt it's all fun...until you make contact on a blind turn during DH singletrack!

Thanks for the great tip! I need to find lightweight shell pads for "the corners". I put slicks on her MB and she cycled to work yesterday getting the adrenalin rush. It's amazing how riding improves our perspectives. She didn't complain once about the FF, and folks on the bike path dived to get out of her way.

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