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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Helmet Comfort

So I am searching for a new helmet, and curious which helmets you guys find the most comfortable? I know it is probably going to be different for everyone but thought I would inquire anyway. I have tried several brands on and I am frustrated and can't decide. There are a lot of brands on the internet that I can't find locally to try on. I don't want to fork out a grip of cash on something I dread putting on. On the same note I don't want to break the bank either. Something under 3 hundo would be nice and bluetooth. I am looking for full face or modular. I have searched through the forum and read tons of helmet posts, sorry if this is just another one.
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 10:53 AM
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Out of my three helmets ( full face, modular ,half ) my hjc is-max 2 modular helmet is my favorite. But a helmet is really a personal taste item. What one person like's then next person might hate. You pretty much have to try them on your self and see what is the most comfortable and you like the looks of the most.
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Most of the "plush" ones are pricey. I.e. Arai, Shoei, Schuberth, etc. Sometimes you can find good deals on closeout though.

For good bang for the buck, look into HJC. FG-17, SY-MAX III

But it's going to come down to personal preference. What is comfy to you might be painful to someone else. For instance, I hate how Shoei fits. But I know guys who love them.
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What do you think of Bilt?
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Bilt is an extremely cheap brand, and my personal recommendation is they are *ok* for stuff like rain gear- but I would not buy a helmet. Honestly, I would save up for a better helmet than spend instant cash on one not as good. I have a Nolan N104. I had and old N102 for years and it worked really well for me so I stuck with the brand.
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I have a Nolan N44 that can accept BT. Depending on the paint scheme you want, the price can vary from $160 - $400. Fit seems true to size and is oval shaped. Available on Amazon and some of the sellers offer free returns.
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I just ordered one from bikerhelmets.com and love it. Worlds smallest dot helmet. Can't even tell it's on love it

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I have two KBC full face helmets (both Snell and Euro approved), 1 RST full face helmet (DOT and Euro approved) and one HJC open face helmet (DOT approved). All fit well. All apart from the HJC were bought on sale with huge price discounts.
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post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Cool I will check those out. I am going to try on a Arai tonight to see how it feels.
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Originally Posted by Kiddrock24 View Post
What do you think of Bilt?
I have used a Bilt touring half helmet for 3 years now. The helmet is good, but not great. I have dropped it on concrete 3 times now and there is not one scratch on it. My main thing is the fit. It fits okay, I just think it's a bit loose. I wear a large and when I put it on I can get front and back wiggle. Not allot but just enough that it can move up my forehead under heavy wind conditions. I think a great helmet would be snug so that you would have no wiggle. As far as protection, all DOT helmets have to meet minimum specs. The more expensive models may or may not exceed those specs.
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