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    07-11-2010, 12:43 AM
Cheap Helmets - what do you think?

OK... What about those $30-40 helmets? Are they reliable safety-wise (especially for jumping)? Why are they so cheap and, say, Charles Owens are so expensive?

I wonder because I was looking for the helmet for trail riding and lessons (my old one has some issues with that plastic adjustment system), went to Dover today and tried LOTS of them. However only 2 seems to fit my head without headache or being too loose (even with adjustment system). One is $300 CO one - WAY too much for trail riding and lessons (it's also has that velvet on top meaning too hard to clean + I don't have that kind of money at the moment), but other one was $30 Spirit. So I got Spirit and now thinking if I did a right thing (safety-wise). So I'd really appreciate opinions and experience! :)
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    07-11-2010, 08:10 AM
The Majority of the Troxel Spirt Helmets we use giving Riding Lessons hold up well. Sometimes they only last a couple of year before the lining comes loose, but most of the time they last longer.

As far as Safety, never had an issue and the do have the certification.

If was a no name brand I might wonder, but I trust Troxel

    07-11-2010, 08:40 AM
Troxel is a good, comfortable (to me!), safe brand.
I think the only reason they're inexpensive (compared to CO's or GPA's) is because thay're not "fancy" enough for shows.

Hope you enjoy your new helmet! :)
    07-11-2010, 10:23 AM
Thanks, folks! I'll just keep my Troxel then and save up for CO for showing! :)
    07-11-2010, 10:51 AM
I have the Spirit too and love it! Yes, I do feel like an Easter egg when I wear it LOL but it does it's job! I can't believe you found it for $30!!!!!!!!!! I paid $50 for mine!
    07-11-2010, 06:29 PM
Originally Posted by Amarea    
I have the Spirit too and love it! Yes, I do feel like an Easter egg when I wear it LOL but it does it's job! I can't believe you found it for $30!!!!!!!!!! I paid $50 for mine!
Dover has a good sale on it from time to time. Spirit (and one more model, don't remember the name) were really cheap there yesterday.
    07-11-2010, 07:42 PM
Green Broke
I think if they are ATSM/SEI certified then they should be alright. I have a $40 Ovation, and I love it.
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    07-11-2010, 11:57 PM
As long as they meet certifications they're every bit as safe as a $300+ helmet. If I remember correctly they've proved to be BETTER in accidents than a lot of the more expensive brands... don't quote me on that though, I can't remember the source.
    07-12-2010, 04:50 PM
Troxels have always worked great for me and I have fallen off a lot when I used to jump.
    07-12-2010, 04:55 PM
As long as they have the same safety certification, the only difference is the 'snob appeal' of the more expensive helmets.

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