which helmet i have about £60 to spend giro monza or bell sweep Smile

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Grumbles (Wish I never got my Bell Sweep when it first came out now everyone is getting one...)

Get the Sweep its really nice and vented (grumble) fits nice too.

Devil

I like my bike but it needs a hidden 25cc motor Smile

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posted by Fish_n_Chips [325 posts]
15th July 2010 - 23:37

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Another thing I need to buy! I have a very nice Xen from my mtbing but it has a peak and so I reckon I'll be shot by the local roadies soon!!

posted by Super Domestique [1653 posts]
16th July 2010 - 7:37

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What are the cheap end Giro Transfer and/or Specialized Align like?

They are around the £25 to £30 mark. Are the next models up at approx £50 worth the extra?

posted by Super Domestique [1653 posts]
17th July 2010 - 20:42

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Not overly impressed with the fit of my Monza though it is 3 years old. I'm in the market for a new helmet too so I may have a look at the Bell but it seems to be nearer £100?

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posted by TheHatter [811 posts]
18th July 2010 - 20:05

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don't know about the Transfer, but the entry level Specialized lids have always had a good reputation - the, even cheaper, Chamonix alway being there or thereabouts when the "Best Buy" stickers are awarded in group tests

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4160 posts]
18th July 2010 - 20:31

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Ended up with a Monza btw. I liked the look and fit and managed to get it for £50 (rrp£70) so can't complain there.

posted by Super Domestique [1653 posts]
29th July 2010 - 15:58

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nice one. nice and comfy?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7502 posts]
29th July 2010 - 16:09

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Any advice on helmet fit, btw? And on how long they should last? I remember someone saying to replace it every four years or something ...

(My present one seems fine, but I never have the chin strap tight enough - it seems to gently loosen itself every time I use it.)

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posted by timlennon [229 posts]
29th July 2010 - 16:19

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My Monza serves me well, I never overheat when not wearing a backpack (important note if your a commuter!)

Fit seems fine, relatively adjustable with washable pads, only downer is at least on my head it seems a bit bulky, but then again if you're only spending mid-range, you only get mid-size!

posted by Fishy [49 posts]
30th July 2010 - 12:01

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Looking at getting one of those Bell Citi lids, the one in luminescent yellow..

Devil

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posted by DaveP [467 posts]
30th July 2010 - 13:32

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dave_atkinson wrote:
nice one. nice and comfy?

For sure. Not had one as comfy as this before. My Xen is good but feels heavy after riding in it for a while.

posted by Super Domestique [1653 posts]
9th August 2010 - 15:46

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thanx for all ur comments, i hane decided to go with the bell sweep which fits well and is light

posted by issacforce [206 posts]
25th August 2010 - 21:03

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