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post #1 of 7 Old 07-05-2013, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, can anybody advise me on the helmets that are adjustable,,, are these helmets any good?? And do the provide the same protection as a plain helmet,, please help,,thank you,, mandy
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-05-2013, 07:18 PM
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When you say adjustable do you mean the dial fit? The helmets I found with the Dial-Fit-System are ASTM/SEI approved so I imagine they protect the same as the non DFS versions. Best thing to do is go to your local tack shop that may carry a DFS style helmet and try it on. It may work for some but if the general fit isn't correct, it won't do you any good even if it is a DFS.
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You mean the dial fit helmets, right? I found I don't like them as much as a more padded fitted helmet. I went from an IRH schooling helmet to a Tipperary Sportage and I LOVE it. I found that the dial fits just tighten around the front and back of your head, which gave me a headache, and still wobble side to side. But I think it depends on your head shape. Try some at a local tack store and see what you like. :)
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I have a Troxel Spirit helmet. It is ASTM/SEI-certified and it has a great dial fit. I think it's really comfortable, I haven't experienced any headaches or any discomfort. I bought a large because I have a big noggin and surprisingly enough, I was also able to dial it down small enough to fit a five year old girl perfectly. I was skeptical at first, thinking it would never go that small, but it did! Maybe she just has a giant head, too!

Here is a link to it... Troxel Spirit Helmet - Statelinetack.com

It comes in lots of pretty colors and it's inexpensive compared to other helmets. I wouldn't show in it or anything, but it's perfect for trails or schooling.

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I feel the same as traildust. I didnt like the dial fit, had two of them break on me. Plus seems liek they stick up higher. I like the IRH , and the tippery sportage.
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Originally Posted by Mandy1 View Post
Hi, can anybody advise me on the helmets that are adjustable,,, are these helmets any good?? And do the provide the same protection as a plain helmet,, please help,,thank you,, mandy
You will have to go out and try different helmets, to see which one fits you best. All of us could sit here and give you all the advice in the world on which helmets are better than others, but ultimately you will need to go try some to find out which helmet is best for you. Every human head is shaped differently.
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-09-2013, 12:09 AM
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As long as the helmet is ATSM/SEI certified for riding, you're fine. After that, it's going to really depend on your personal preference. I don't much care for the dial system. I really like my Troxel Sport over my other Troxel (the Spirit I think?) that has the dial system.

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