I've tried several brands over the years. The Shoeis have always been the best of the bunch. They are expensive, but worth it. They fit my head really well, don't create hot spots as the day wears on, have excellent ventilation, though I usually ride with the visor up anyway. They are as quiet as helmets get, reasonably light and have a large selection of styles and paint jobs. The better ones have removable and washable liners. The ratchet visor stays in place wherever you want it regardless of how hard the wind is blowing and can be removed and replaced in a matter of seconds.I need to get a new helmet. I'm curious what other people are wearing. What do you have, why, and could you post a link to a pic. Thanks
The $700 lids are generally due to some fancy paint job where some racer or celebrity is getting a royalty.I've seen the big name helmets that are $400-$700, then the ones that are $100. They all look the same but is there that much of a difference? I'm not interested in risking my melon to save money, but how do you know if your paying too much or not getting enough for your money? Especially if your buying online and don't know exactly what your going to get.