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Old 08-24-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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I have a BiLT lid at the moment and wanto upgrade soon, what do you think about scorpion seen some closeouts going for around $100. that is about my price point 100-150ish?
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:23 AM   #2
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I say if thats in your price range, buy it and be happy. It will serve you well and definitely better than none at all. You dont have to be baller to be smart/safe, that helmet has passed the same test as the high dollar ones.
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scorpion is good, ive had 2 for a few years now and will buy another one when i replace it.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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Scorpion exo700 was a great helmet. Probably my favorite next to my Sparx.
The sparx feels a bit lighter and flows a lot of air through the in-sheild vents. I'd say the material quality on my sparx was a little lacking, but I've known some people whose still look great. My plush material around the bottom (not against my cheek) started to flake. Hasn't slowed my wearing it at all. I wish more shops carried them.
The scorpions have the best anti-fog. ever. It has spoiled me.
exo400 feels a little heavier, and isn't supposed to flow as much air... but I haven't worn it on a bike, just test fit. You may not notice if you haven't worn a lighter/expensive helmet.

My preference, sparx for hot days and exo700 or HJC FS15 (mine is carbon though) for cooler nights and winter.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #6
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I scored a exo 400 online for $50. At cyclegear.com. it is heavy compared to my bell Ride Smart 1 I would buy another.
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I too used to have an exo-700, which was really good in weight, fitment, air flow, and anti-fogging. What about the seven zero seven vendetta 3 - seems like a good deal for everything you get and it does remind me of how the exo-700 was, but with the added inner sun shield?

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Scorpion are good. I had an EXO700 and really liked it. And it crashed well.
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Biggest differences in helmets are weight, wind noise, airflow, and wear resistance. They're all going to protect your noggin so buy what you can afford.
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that helmet has passed the same test as the high dollar ones.
Not necessarily. DOT approval is not the same as SNELL approval.

I have a relative with permanent brain damage, from a crash. Definitely worth a few extra bucks, to try and avoid that.

2WheelToyz has a SNELL approved Bell, in the $175 range, which is the cheapest I have seen anywhere.
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Biggest differences in helmets are weight, wind noise, airflow, and wear resistance. They're all going to protect your noggin so buy what you can afford.
True!

I learned my lesson, nothing but LIGHT helmets now! I can deal with air flow and wear issues, but having a light lid is NICE!!! For racing/track and long rides especially!
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:35 PM   #12
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Not necessarily. DOT approval is not the same as SNELL approval.

I have a relative with permanent brain damage, from a crash. Definitely worth a few extra bucks, to try and avoid that.

2WheelToyz has a SNELL approved Bell, in the $175 range, which is the cheapest I have seen anywhere.
and the snell would have prevented his brain damage?
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #13
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i will not wear anything that is just DOT approved, but lets face it, there is only so much a helmet can do no matter what tests it has passed... I buy the best i can and live with it. I currently use a bell star and a shoei qwest...the wife has a shoei 1100, what ever the next one up from the qwest is...
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #14
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another vote for Sparx, I've had two. comfortable, super light, and vent very well. plus you can find em online for $60 + brand new. They seem to run big though so buy a size smaller.
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Bilt helmets are hjc. Just the pading inside is different and the rubber on the visor is cheap so a little noisy
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I have a BiLT lid at the moment and wanto upgrade soon, what do you think about scorpion seen some closeouts going for around $100. that is about my price point 100-150ish?
Here's the deal, I have a $850 Arai Corsair and I also have a $250 Scorpion Exo 750. I would pick my Scorpion any day over my Arai, I feel that it fits better and actually it has more features.
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I have an EXO400 and a EXO700 both are great helmets. The 400 is a little heavier and does not flow air as well but is a little quieter. The 700 flows more air so is a bit cooler to wear. They both have the same style liners and face shields so no comparing there. I mainly wear an hjc RPS-10 but switch to the 700 now and then.

You can also find Bell Vortexes for about 100 and they are pretty nice as well

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Just a tad more than you're price range above. But it's hard to beat a Bell Ride Smart-1 for $200!! And I like mine just as well as the Shoei & Arai I have owned!
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I really liked the fit of my exo700. Plus changing the shield is a breeze! Its just too heavy. If you wear an XL ill let my lightly used matte black exo700 go for $50.
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