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Brandon G.

Brandon G.

Brandon G.

Brandon G.wrote a review of on January 19, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this helmet in 2011. It fit great, looked great, had vents that could easily be opened and shut with gloves on.

After 5 years of using the helmet only 1 week a year of skiing out West with no major crashes, the top exterior piece of the helmet separated from the foam helmet cage inside. Only thing I can think is that this happened from air travel while in a boot bag.
More frustrating than that, the helmet surface suddenly developed a very sticky film. Almost like the sealant or rubberized surface is falling apart. It does not come off with hot water, windex, soap and water, Dawn and water. It does come off on your skin when you touch it. Very frustrating. The interior of the helmet is in perfect condition. The outside (minus the tacky surface) is in good condition. I wish I could have gotten more use out of it for the price I paid.

I just switched to Pret for similar fit, cheaper cost, and hopefully equal to or greater than durability.

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Brandon G.

Brandon G.wrote a review of on April 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recommend that you look at how much a Garmin (with the same capabilities as the 505) costs. You are paying a few $100s more simply for the name. The accessories are so simple to attach and sync. Only issue is that Strava uploads sometimes are in error (mileage will be incorrect) but in Strava's FAQs it points out that it is something on Strava's end that they are fixing. So every once in a while I may have to export the Strava upload, delete the workout from Strava, and then re-upload the downloaded Strava file back. It is super easy and should hopefully get fixed. If you utilize a different program online, it shouldn't have this issue. Highly recommend.

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Brandon G.

Brandon G.wrote a review of on October 14, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Very light, great venting, the glasses garage is an innovative and simple solution (Specialized helmets of the same level do not have venting that allows for glasses to fit). Especially with the "Zinc Orange" color, the only person who will know the helmet is even on your head, is everyone NOT wearing it, which also means cars who mean to run you off the road.

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