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Old 08-26-2013, 07:43 AM   #1
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POC bicycle helmet for trials?

Just bought POC helmet to use on my MTB and road bicycle. Very comfy, very light and great venting. It's also rated as the best protection out there in it's class. Back "in the day" when I tried trials in the 60's, helmets were never seen. Would it be accepable/legal to wear it in Trials? I'm brand new (well really old!) to the sport so this is a legitimate question.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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Just bought POC helmet to use on my MTB and road bicycle. Very comfy, very light and great venting. It's also rated as the best protection out there in it's class. Back "in the day" when I tried trials in the 60's, helmets were never seen. Would it be accepable/legal to wear it in Trials? I'm brand new (well really old!) to the sport so this is a legitimate question.
Most clubs are adopting to protect the land owners, so it will be up to your club. Many clubs seem to insist on DOT/SNELL approved head gear. Regionals and nationals will require apporved helmets. But locally, you will need to see if they jump you or not, for it will be obvious.

Our club is happy you have a helmet on our "main" grounds. But, at our 2 day event locations, it must be SNELL / DOT approved. But it isnt like we're inspecting, but again most of us have had the non approved and can spot them easily.

Although, for many years, and not long ago, I rode with a walmart bought BELL bicycle full face helmet, that I cut the chin-guard out of. Then Way Before 1999, I rode with actually street/ice hockey helmets that I added a visor too. Oh, and that dates back to even the 70's as I was a kid, back when hardly anyone wore helmets but me.

You keep an eye out for a used "SHIRO" trials helmet, they were only about $125-150 new. Yes everyone thinks they look like Gazoo's helmet from the Jetsons, but they are cheap, approved, and BTW have best ventilation I have ever found in any helmet yet, and with paint you can minimize the gazoo look. Liners come out to wash, I love them. Hehee.

Here's my dad riding 2shock, with the Shiro Commander. go see it here, https://www.dropbox.com/s/166zii6h2d...316_111157.jpg

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:01 AM   #3
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You need to ask that question of the marshal, or sponsoring club, of the events you intend to ride. It would be OK in our club, not in some others.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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Nice vented helmet....Brand??

Saw this helmet this weekend, but pic not good enough to ID brand. Has loads of "mesh" venting. Anyone know what it is??

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Old 08-26-2013, 12:11 PM   #5
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That looks like an NZI.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:42 PM   #6
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yep, it is an NZI.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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mtb enduro helmets rule!

I use a Bell Super mtb enduro helmet. Basically the same as the Poc. It's comfortable and well vented. Nobody around here cares, only that I'm wearing something. I do have a Giro Feature for sale $50. Only worn once. size L. Basically the same as the Poc and Super.

http://www.giro.com/us_en/products/m...t/feature.html
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:25 PM   #8
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???

Just cant understand why you dont go to the dollar store, get a tupper ware copy drill a few holes in it, use a bungy cord also avail at the dollar store and strap it on
With all the recent face plants I have seen, and some had the full face ones, i dont understand why some clubs dont have mandatory full face ones like the downhill MTB ones...
Anyone that is reading this cant use the excuse it blocks vision,,,, bull shit
these bikes can get you in trouble so quick, I just dont figure why take a chance at an early retirement of your teeth?
We use the Bell Bellistic, and the 661 Downhill MTB ones, all around 75.00
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:06 PM   #9
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Full-face MTB Helmets for Trials??

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With all the recent face plants I have seen, and some had the full face ones, i dont understand why some clubs dont have mandatory full face ones like the downhill MTB ones...
......why take a chance at an early retirement of your teeth?
We use the Bell Bellistic, and the 661 Downhill MTB ones, all around 75.00
Good point! Falling face first on some rocks could ruin my whole day! I do like the additon of a face guard and on my road bikes I always used a full face helmet. But as these helmets are MTB-types, would they be approved for use in trials?
Bell Bellistic - Approved for Trials?


or 661 Downhill???
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:39 PM   #10
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Any club will or should allow those, but when you go to ride a national you might need one of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOT-helmet-s...item2a1cf6d7d3



They are awesome vented, weigh as much as a potato chip and if you go with the Bell, it has the quick strap, the 661 is normal.... FYI I use the BELL.....
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Any club will or should allow those, but when you go to ride a national you might need one of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOT-helmet-s...item2a1cf6d7d3



They are awesome vented, weigh as much as a potato chip and if you go with the Bell, it has the quick strap, the 661 is normal.... FYI I use the BELL.....
Jeez! You can just buy the DOT decal!
In your last statement, "They are awesome vented, weigh as much as a potato chip and if you go with the Bell, it has the quick strap, the 661 is normal.... FYI I use the BELL"....were you referencing the Bell Bellistic?
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:57 PM   #12
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I use the Bellistic..both almost the same, but the clamp for latching you dont need to take gloves off
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"Yes everyone thinks they look like Gazoo's helmet from the Jetsons, but they are cheap, approved, and BTW have best ventilation I have ever found in any helmet yet, and with paint you can minimize the gazoo look. Liners come out to wash, I love them. Hehee. "



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Old 09-10-2013, 08:38 AM   #14
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"Yes everyone thinks they look like Gazoo's helmet from the Jetsons, but they are cheap, approved, and BTW have best ventilation I have ever found in any helmet yet, and with paint you can minimize the gazoo look. Liners come out to wash, I love them. Hehee. "



Gazoo was on the Flintstones not the Jetsons
Touche, flintstone/jetson same guy drew them....

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Old 09-10-2013, 10:28 AM   #15
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They are awesome vented, weigh as much as a potato chip and if you go with the Bell, it has the quick strap, the 661 is normal.... FYI I use the BELL.....
My 661 has QR buckle. It didn't say so on site or show in pic, but showed up that way (must be new model).

More back and forth in these threads.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910770&page=2

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=902494&page=4

When I was checking it out in store, the kid there said he does rocky, high-speed DH MTB races at Downieville and they (and maybe others like some of the knarly ones in Tahoe) require DOT FF now. But like has been discussed ad nauseum, that is a different kind of potential crash than section riding.
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