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Giro Nine MX helmets $33

post #1 of 29
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post #2 of 29
I already ordered one!
post #3 of 29
Thanks for posting this SquawMan, I need a new helmet as mine is getting a little funky after 3 years of use.
post #4 of 29
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there is now **NO** excuse for people riding without a helmet

order'em quick before they run out
post #5 of 29
if I didn't have 2 already I'd buy one. this is better than pro-form! sick deal!
post #6 of 29
I'd buy it for just the visor
I'm sure i could find a way to get it on my regular 9.9
post #7 of 29
I would buy it right now if not for the fact that it fits more of a melon head instead of a elongated one like the Fuse. When I tried it, it put undue amount of pressure on my forehead. Dunno how soft these styrofoam are, can they be hammered in to fit my head?
post #8 of 29
Last night I almost ordered one as a spare, but:
Helmet:.............$33 US = $40 Canadian
+shipping...........$28 US = $35 Canadian
+tax..............................$11.25 Cdn
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=...................................$86 Cdn and that's not including Customs and the inevitable UPS bs fees.

Price at my local store: $120 Cdn - so, still a savings but maybe $20 or so (No idea what Customs would be).
post #9 of 29
Just ordered 2. I'm glad they have black only and not some "pinkish" color

They are a steal with that price.

Beside the visor, is there any different between these MX and the regular nine.9 ?
post #10 of 29
not that i know of
post #11 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by da-bum
I would buy it right now if not for the fact that it fits more of a melon head instead of a elongated one like the Fuse. When I tried it, it put undue amount of pressure on my forehead. Dunno how soft these styrofoam are, can they be hammered in to fit my head?
Sure, then throw it out...because after you've shaped your styrofoam, your helmet will be worthless!
post #12 of 29
Thanks, picked up two. One for me and one for my my kamakazee 5yr old.
post #13 of 29

Giro 9

Does the visor attach w/ screws or snaps??? ( I assume it is removeable?)
post #14 of 29
mine attaches with screws.
post #15 of 29
snagged one, too. now I gotta find me some (cheap) skis! hat's off to you SquawMan.
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by jstraw
Sure, then throw it out...because after you've shaped your styrofoam, your helmet will be worthless!
Even if he only crushes the part in front of the forehead? What if he were to put some duct tape over the hammered part?
post #17 of 29
ugh, i posted my little whiny rant on tgr but forgot to post it here. interestingly, the helmet thread there has disappeared

so i place an order in the morning for two helmets. being from canadia and so far up north that we only get toilets to flush three days of the month i need to wait a few hours for my account to be "verified" via the visa billing process. 'tis alright, it's a different country, bad people abound. not really a problem i tells me.

what's unfortunate is that when i finally called in to verify, my order couldn't be completed because they ran out of helmets the size i wanted...

funny, the first email they sent claimed my order will be kept for five days, after which time it'll be cancelled if i decide not to verify it (i'd still be billed the verification amount, naturally!).

now i'm stuck with one helmet and shipping costs that if not entirely, then almost completely make it just as expensive as it is in the local store...
post #18 of 29
yikes my Canadian friend! But I bet Lake Louise is as beautiful as ever!!! Wanna trade places with the ice patrol??? (Though things are good here in NE at the moment not a whole lotta ice and no sparks lately, maybe not)
post #19 of 29
i did my time in mountain-less areas (undergrad in saskatchewan! closest hill was built on a construction material dump site, the biggest was 2hr away and had 110m vertical)

if you've ever had to consider the following a ski hill you'll understand why i will politely decline your offer




(10pts for those who can name the hill, several million pts for those who've skied there)
post #20 of 29
yep, there ya go....that's what I am talking about there's big mountain skiing right there, woopie!!!

I'm stuck mostly at Mt Wachusett, MA (1000 vert) and my ex home teaching hill is Yawgoo RI(240 vert-in your dreams) now overrun with 1 plankers, should be a halfpipe anyway I guess.....I dream of Lake Louise, you are not being very nice.....once or twice a year I get to Sugarbush....work is not good....
post #21 of 29
Ordered Wednesday afternoon, arrived Friday morning. Woohoo! that's super fast UPS ground shipping from UT to CA. They fit great.
post #22 of 29

steepandcheap.com Rules

Ordered Weds. night around 10PM PST. Delivered to my door in SoCal Fri. at 2PM. 2 helmets, same shipping price. I don't know how they can sell gear so inexpensively and also provide such first-rate customer service. Didn't know what size I would need so I bought a L and XL, with some confidence I could sell to a friend. Sure enough, my bud bought the L from me. Don't hesitate buying from these guys. They are the real deal!
post #23 of 29
I don't know what you're complaining about. Here was the hill where I raced growing up (350' vertical): http://www.skimtholly.com/slope.asp. I learned to ski at 427' Nub's Nob (I'm not sure it was that high when I was there!): http://www.nubsnob.com/html/overall.htm.
post #24 of 29
hmm, i got two helmets instead of one. both XL. i now need to find out how much they'll charge me (hasn't come through yet).

i'm getting the short end of the stick, obviously

ssh: but once you go big you don't want to come back, do you?
post #25 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by f2f
ssh: but once you go big you don't want to come back, do you?
Ahem... NO WAY!
post #26 of 29
Quote:
Sure, then throw it out...because after you've shaped your styrofoam, your helmet will be worthless!
I'm not talking about pushing it in until it reaches the helmet shell, but just a bit until the pressure points are relieved. Looking at some race helmets, they probably have 1/3 the styrofoam compared to these helmet, so what am I losing?
post #27 of 29
2/3's the protection
post #28 of 29
I would be losing 2/3 the protection if I went with a Carerra helmet with only 1/3 the styrofoam.
post #29 of 29
Use your bike helmet
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