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Recommendations for reasonably priced helmets

I took my other helmet apart to clean the lining, and have decided that it's time for a new one, not worth the effort putting the old one back together.
Anyone have recommendations for a good full faced helmet in the $150 and under range?
Has to be full face, I took a stone to the face once, hurt like hell.


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I like the AFX which fits me well. Make sure you find a helmet which fits your head shape.
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Does it have to be full face or is modular OK (still full coverage when down)?

I really like my LS2 Strobe. I tried on several at a local store, ended up finding one on Amazon for $70 ("used", but was brand new).
Regular price they are ~$130-160 depending on size and color.
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Never tried a modular but I'd give them a shot. Thanks


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I had never had a modular before this one (always full face, or at least a full shield), and in future purchases, a modular is high on my list.

They are easier to put on and take off, you can talk to someone easily, when I stop for gas I can leave it on, even going inside the store. You can also actually take a sip of a drink while riding with a modular.
And if your driving slow (like in a parking lot or such) you can move the whole modular section up and it feels like an open face helmet, nice when it is hot out with minimal air flow.
Last riding class I did all the full face guys were complaining how hot it was, but those with modular (or open face) were OK.

One of the biggest drawbacks of a modular is they tend to have more wind noise due to the cracks of the modular part.
Just make sure you get a modular with metal latches (The LS2 Strobe has them). Some cheapen out and use plastic which could break in an accident.

I know I have seen at least 1 modular that the chin bar flips all the way around to the back of the helmet, basically giving you both a full face and open face option.

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I love my HJC. Comes with pinlock but not the chin curtain. The liner comes out easily for washing and can be put back just as easily. Mine is DOT and SNELL rated which was something I really was looking for
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I've had three different Nolan modular helmets. The N100, N102, and now the N104. I'll never go back to a full face helmet again.

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I've had three different Nolan modular helmets. The N100, N102, and now the N104. I'll never go back to a full face helmet again.
Looks good, but there're a bit out of my price range.


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Watch for bargains. The last one, I purchased new in the box for $200.00 on ebay. A little more than your price range, but what's your noggin worth?

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I just got a Scorpion exo r320, I really like it. The visor is pin lock ready, not bad for about $100. They also had Bell Qualifier for about the same price.

If you can buy local, do it. There's no replacement for properly fitting a helmet.
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