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Old 12-23-2012, 05:59 PM   #91
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No built in sun visor on the Discovery.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:20 AM   #92
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Have they made face shields for this yet?
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:12 PM   #93
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I bought one of these in early December.

I REALLY like it so far. Wore it all day yesterday while quad riding in the snow.

And I have worn it three times on my motorcycle (before we got the snow).

My other two helmets are an HJC Symax and a Nolan Trilogy.
I like this helmet as much, if not more than the Trilogy but not quite as much as the HJC.
I DO like the visor feature and wished the HJC had it. (Which may explain why I also own the Nolan Trilogy).

My son also just bought a much more expensive Fox MX helmet and he likes the Bilt better.

I decided for $99 I could try it.
I wanted full coverage that doesn't flip up, but wanted it to have a wide viewing opening AND be glasses friendly.
This helmet fit all those criteria.

It "feels" like pretty good quality, not quite as nicely finished as the Nolan but I didn't expect it to be.
It is a bit noisy but not as noisy as the Nolan and really not that bad considering it has a visor hanging in the windstream.

I think about any helmet under several hundred dollars is going to make you compromise in some "wants" and this is no exception but it is pretty nicely made and has a lot of features for it's price.

I would buy another one.

The only negative - one of the screws that holds the black leading edge cover on the visor fell out and it makes a vibration that resonates. I taped it down temporarily and vibration issue was fixed. Now to see if I can get them to send me a new screw...

Jay
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #94
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i dressed up my bilt helmet today. i sprayed some grey metallic paint on the visor to match the nose piece and a few decals.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #95
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covered up the bilt logo
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:46 PM   #96
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covered the bilt logo on top with paint.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #97
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I just bought the discovery adventure... Still waiting to get it...
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:06 AM   #98
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I put 50 miles under my new lid today. Not bad.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:58 AM   #99
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i dressed up my bilt helmet today. i sprayed some grey metallic paint on the visor to match the nose piece and a few decals.
Nice!

Sorry to be so rudimentary, BUT, before the paint did you do some kind of prep? Steel wool or sand. Primer?
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:41 AM   #100
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Nice!

Sorry to be so rudimentary, BUT, before the paint did you do some kind of prep? Steel wool or sand. Primer?
i just sanded the visor with wet and dry 320 sandpaper then shot some automotive single stage paint with hardner on it. good and durable.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:45 AM   #101
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Bilt hit a home run with this helmet, I think. I'm trying out their ADV pants and jacket line as soon as my pants size arrives. I liked them in the store. Very well built.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:37 AM   #102
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i rode with my bilt helmet yesterday for about 160 miles. nice and comfy, quieter than my last helmet for sure which was a afx37 and seems to keep the wind out pretty good too.well worth the 99 bucks to me.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:33 PM   #103
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Was the $99 a web promo or in store sale? Website still shows $199.
I just purchased it today 12/31 for 69.99.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:10 PM   #104
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I just purchased it today 12/31 for 69.99.
The $69 version doesn't have an internal sun visor. It's on sale from $99. Great helmet for the money.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:02 AM   #105
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The $69 version doesn't have an internal sun visor. It's on sale from $99. Great helmet for the money.
i think i would have gone for the 69 dollar one but i painted parts already! the flip down visor is nice but a little too light tinted and with the shield up too much wind on my eyes with the tinted visor.
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