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Where's a good spot for cheap helmets?

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I tried on an XL Giro G9 at a local shop and it was one size too large. They can't get a large for me this late in the season so I'm turning to the net.

Anyone know where I can get a good deal on one of these? The best price I've found so far is $75 shipped. 
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REI.com or REI-outlet.com
Also worth a try---backcountry.com and their clearance backcountry-outlet.com or steepandcheap.com
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Got my Bole with adjustable vents at Costco.
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I picked up a Scott helmet off levelninesports, that is actually pretty nice.  Their shipping killed the deal for me when I wanted to get my wife a helmet.  I ended up getting a Giro Fuse off SAC for a great price.  It is blood red, so my wife wouldn't have it.  She's now happy as a clam with the Scott Bionix, which frankly is a nicer more comfortable helmet (and black).
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 The G9 is the best hat for the money IMO, $75 not a bad price, your not gonna get anything much cheaper.

Another one for REI or Backcountry.com
post #6 of 9
 Check Tramdock.com from time to time they have helmets out there. I got a Giro Omen for 80 bucks on there a few months back. 
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I would also strongly recommend checking out the Smith Variant Brim Helmet.  It is a bit more expensive, but worth it in my opion.  Hell, if you're really strapped, I'll sell you my Giro Fuse (in blood red...very cool), worn a few days, so that I can get the Smith!
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Sorry for the late response...I missed your post.  The absolute lowest cost quality helmet you can buy (under $27) is directly from ProRider (www.prorider.com).  I bought their bike helmets over the years and save lots of $.  For the heck of it, I bought their ski helmet to keep in an out of state ski home.  It is a decent basic helmet that meets the safety standards.  It does have an adjustment dial in the back, so it fits a couple of head sizes OK.  A great helmet?  No.  An adequate and attractive helmet?  Yes.  Not as cool as the GIRO you have your eyes on, but the $75 in savings will buy you a lift ticket.

Here is a link to one of their helmets:  http://www.prorider.com/outlet/p264/DH-Ski-Helmets/product_info.html   I bought a different one, the fibergalss model, for around $29 because I didn't want to spend $180 for a Briko.  That link is: http://www.prorider.com/outlet/p293/Fiberglass-Ski-Helmet/product_info.html 

Originally Posted by kingnothing View Post

I tried on an XL Giro G9 at a local shop and it was one size too large. They can't get a large for me this late in the season so I'm turning to the net.

Anyone know where I can get a good deal on one of these? The best price I've found so far is $75 shipped. 

Edited by quant2325 - 3/4/10 at 11:44pm
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As noted, $75 ain't bad.  wife and bro in law talked me into buying my G9 which i got at a slopeside Steamboat shop for $90 less 20% discount coupon ... also some discount if you buy goggles.  

the prorider looks decent and also mentioned was levelninesports which has some $29/$39 deals, if shipping hits ya buy some extra stuff you don't really need but can use.  poles, wax, gloves ..etc.

at yr end, big box sports stores often dump their inventory, Dick's had Giro's last yr this time for around $40 or $50 but they were not the G9 in my Iowa location 

also, i've hit a beginning of yr swap meet (of course, if you wait till next fall, it'll amost fate you into a fall) after buying mine and picked up 2 G9's for my daughters, one a junior one an adult, can't tell any difference other than $10.  Other than being a lovely pink and other a baby blue were $35 and $45 respectively .. this was 3 yrs back.

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