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Motorcyclist Magazine helmet article

6173 Views 22 Replies 18 Participants Last post by  gnarly sprockets
Anyone see this? It sort of bashes Snell. A Pep Boys helmet did better than Scorpion? WTF? Your thoughts?

What's the most important factor in a helmet purchase?
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I'm not gonna trust my head with a magazine article, but then again I am loathe to buy an Arai because they leverage the price of the helmets based on thier good name, won't sell to internet helmet dealers becuase they discount, and have threatened to sue a cycle club because they gave one of thier helmets a bad review (that really backfired on thier asswipe lawyers!).
I may be criticizing arai but I do own 2 of their helmets and so it is an informed opinion....

M Dubya said:
While I don't much like Arai's marketing strategies, you can get them pretty cheap , brand new from Ebay stores. Or at a decent discount from your local dealer.

I have hit my head on the ground wearing a few different brands. For now I will choose Arai over others for the fact that it hurt a lot less when I have hit the ground in an Arai. It is a scary thing to wake up after being knocked unconscious. Sometimes you don't wake up.

There are other good brands out there. arai works for me. :thumbup:

Yeah, Arai won't honor any helmet purchased off the internet, though I would like to see them fight that in a law suit, especially when word gets out to the cycling public.


tjayswift said:
Remember that if you buy an Arai off of eBay, your warranty may or may not be honored by Arai incase of a defect or malfuction. They're kinda fussy about their resellers.
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