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sernevi RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2016 at 10:50
Aug 19, 2016
Leatt Convertible Full Face Helmet - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@slimboyjim: Don't get me wrong, I am all for the improved protection, but I question the marketing of it where they literally label it "Enduro" and state that it replaces a proper FF helmet for timed stages.
sernevi RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2016 at 3:45
Aug 19, 2016
Leatt Convertible Full Face Helmet - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@WAKIdesigns: Wait, did my architect friend who rides an (awesome) full carbon long travel bike with a convertible helmet get offended by what I wrote? Sorry..... Jokes aside though, I'm a strong advocate of knowing ones limits. If I'm not feeling up to it, I'd rather swallow my pride and walk around. A crash can still be painful as fvck, flimsy chin guard or not. And when the PR material states that it's designed to replace proper FF helmets on enduro stages, I'd say that's endorsing it.. Sure, a lot of top riders would probably race in an OF helmet if they were allowed to, but I don't see them being the main risk group here.
sernevi RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2016 at 3:21
Aug 19, 2016
Leatt Convertible Full Face Helmet - Crankworx Whistler 2016
I guess they really should have named it the Leatt Dentist 3.0. On that matter actually, what is the deal with "3.0", did we miss the first 2? Isn't this Leatts first open face/semi whatever offering?
sernevi RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2016 at 3:08
Aug 19, 2016
Leatt Convertible Full Face Helmet - Crankworx Whistler 2016
Yeah, sorry, I forgot that things named "Enduro" often aren't actually aimed at people who, say, race enduro. I guess I'm not part of the target group of 40-somethings with more money than skill riding 8 grand 160 mm enduro bikes on glorified XC trails wearing back protection and almost-but-not-quite full face helmets..
sernevi RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2016 at 2:11
Aug 19, 2016
Leatt Convertible Full Face Helmet - Crankworx Whistler 2016
I'm pretty sure that if it was certified for DH use, they would say so. The way I read the text is that the helmet and chin bar is certified, but NOT the helmet WITH chin guard, most likely because the interface isn't strong enough. But this is exactly the sort of arguments I foresee being followed by a trip to the dentist and/or plastic surgeon from having it collapse on impact as people expect it to be a proper full face lid, which it is not.
sernevi RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2016 at 1:11
Aug 19, 2016
Leatt Convertible Full Face Helmet - Crankworx Whistler 2016
Am I missing something, or are the two plastic clips in the second to last picture the only thing keeping the chin bar from smashing into your face? I think Matti Lehikoinen would have a thing or two to say about that design.. Look, a full face helmet has no use if it isn't DH worthy. The reason we wear full face helmets is because we ride pretty much DH tracks on bikes that give us less room for error than DH bikes, while going as fast as possible. I ride a lot of sketchy stuff in my open face helmet, but I always keep an extra margin compared to when I'm in my full face, and I think there is a high chance that you'll be lulled into a false sense of security with something like this. This is the original switchblade/parachute all over again...
sernevi damageincmtb's article
Sep 8, 2012 at 2:17
Sep 8, 2012
Video: Hafjell World Cup Track
Oh, so THAT's what they where doing. Now I feel like a bit of a douche as we asked the guy with the cable cam to move his ladder out of the way... As for the track, it's proper fun and it wasn't like anyone complained when they hosted the european champs on the track back in 2010. The middle forest/rock garden is downright manly, and the lower one is also a bit b*lls to the wall. And I can tell you, the lower one gets slippier than free lube night at the Blue Oyster bar in the wet so rain would definitely shake things up. All in all, even though it isn't the techiest or the gnarliest course on the circiut, we can expect some exciting racing and I am dead stoked to be there riding, watching and shooting pictures all of next week!
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