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    07-06-2011, 03:18 AM
I wear a Troxel Legacy Gold Duratech in the charcoal colour. I guess technically it's supposed to be more English, but if you ask me, unless it has velvet it can pass for a Western helmet, too. And even then, it wouldn't be all that bad.
I have honestly not been too impressed by the Western options. I did try a Dakota Duratech in a similar colour, but I actually much prefer the Legacy Gold. It's sleeker and to me, that's what I really want from my helmet: something that doesn't cry out "I'm a helmet!" on my head. But maybe that's just me.

If I were to go with one from Troxel's Western line-up, I think I would go with the Venture, it looks stylish without being overdone. The Cheyenne is something I would personally consider far overdone.
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    07-06-2011, 06:16 PM
I've got the Dakota duratec (the one I spoke of in an earlier post).
    07-07-2011, 04:30 PM
Originally Posted by cfralic    
I actually was searching for a western helmet so I have some opinions.

I tried on the Cheyenne Rowdy (my original choice off the internet), which is VERY Western looking, but my only comment would be it looks sort of basketball-ish. Really didn't like how it looked on, but it might look great on other people. I chose to pass on it.

Then I tried on a couple other helmets, including the Dakota. The Dakota's quality reflects its cheap price. It was just your basic helmet and you could do as well with a bicycle helmet to be honest.

Finally I tried on the Sierra, and guess what, I LOVE this helmet! It's very cushiony inside while it still has breathable mesh openings etc. I would really recommend any helmet with those mesh openings... it is a lot cooler while still not looking like a cycling helmet. It's also a lot more durable then the Dakota.:P

(I didn't buy it in pink, though the pink is cute, I got the Sand colour.)
I can't tell you how much this helps! Thanks a lot! I love the pink, but I like the brown Sierra even better! The Cheyenne is a bit dramatic (; and I was unsure about the Dakota. I think I'm going to go with the Sierra.
    07-07-2011, 05:25 PM
<<Then I tried on a couple other helmets, including the Dakota. The Dakota's quality reflects its cheap price. It was just your basic helmet and you could do as well with a bicycle helmet to be honest.>>

Ouch!!! That is my helmet! The image you posted looks nothing like my helmet, though, so I guess they have "updated" this model. I paid around $120 for it about a year ago. Cheap??? I do remember trying to choose between this one and the Sierra, though.
Sounds like you made a good decision about a helmet!

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    07-07-2011, 05:58 PM
I have the Dakota Duratec too. I love it. It's actually cooler than wearing my Aussie hat, which is what I used to wear riding all the time.

I think I paid around $70 for the Duratec through Valley Vet Supply. But that is the most expensive helmet I have ever bought, so I didn't think it was particularly cheap either! It has held up great so far, and I personally think the leather on some of them looks sort of cheesie, so I kind of like the look or the Duratec. I got the "traildust" color.

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