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Long-term review: 2010 Icon Airframe Construct Helmet

Posted on January 15, 2011 by Andrew in Review. 17 comments

Top vents are adjusted by a slider between the two vents. Mouth vent has a small adjuster beneath the “teeth”. Jowl vents are adjustable internally

“How big is your head?” Scott asked me. Smart arse. I waited for the punch line. “No, seriously. What size helmet do you take?” Oh, right. “I’ve got an Icon helmet,” he said, “they’ve given it to us to review. It’s a large. You want to do it?” I was stoked. We’ve done reviews before on Pipeburn, but mostly of our own gear – which is a double-edged sword as you get plenty of time to really know a piece of kit, but then you wouldn’t have purchased it if you didn’t think it was the best option.

But this was different; a brand new helmet that I had no intention of purchasing was now in my hot little hands awaiting a full and detailed dissection. And that’s exactly what this is. I’ve got five month’s worth of detailed notes and a laptop with a fully charged battery – let’s do this.


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2010 Davida ‘Ninety Two’ Helmet

Posted on July 7, 2010 by Scott in Other, Review. 1 Comment

It’s great to see a retro styled small shell helmet with safety features. English company Davida have just released this new lightweight classic open face helmet. Weighing just over 1100g it’s called the Davida ‘Ninety Two’ and is a small–profile helmet similar to those from the 70’s. Like all of Davida’s products it’s been manufactured to the highest quality and carries a British Safety Standard certification. It’s safe because it’s made with a fiberglass composite shell reinforced with Kevlar, a polystyrene shock absorption liner with additional protection around the ears and a detachable washable fabric interior lining. Check out the Davida dealer map to find your nearest stockist. [Photo by Ben Part]


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Steve McQueen Replica Helmet

Posted on October 20, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Other. 2 comments

Everyone seems to be riding on the Steve McQueen gravy train these days. Why wouldn’t they, his name sells better than sex does. Now Bell have released a replica of the helmet worn by the US Team in the 1964 ISDT (International Six-Day Trial) and the most famous member of this team was ‘The King of Cool’. These classic Jet helmets are individually hand painted to order which explains the price tag of over $A600 (which is still a lot cheaper than a Ruby Atelier). They can be purchased through the english store Grand Prix Legends.


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French designed helmet?

Posted on September 1, 2009 by Scott in Other. 1 Comment
Everyone has seen the beautiful Ruby Atelier helmets. Recently Ruby got together with high fashion designer Martin Margiela to create an exclusively limited signature helmet. The white surface is covered with signatures of every member of Margiela’s design team. This so called designer has ripped off my design. I first created this design when I was at school and I broke my arm by falling off my bmx. All my mates signed my white cast and some even drew dirty pictures (and they could draw better than Margiela’s staff). See you in court Mr Margiela!

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Diesel Helmet

Posted on June 11, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

I know what you’re thinking. Why the hell would anyone trust their brain with a fashion label? Maybe because they don’t have one. No seriously these helmets are made in collaboration with another italian company AGV that does have the brains to make a great helmet. Although they do look like they were designed for people with names like Maverick, Goose and Iceman. (That have the ‘need for speed’).

G-Star is another fashion label who has recently released a helmet. We really like their helmet. It has a classic retro look and hopefully well built like their jeans. Both are priced accordingly to their premium denim brands.


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Nexx Big Thing

Posted on May 11, 2009 by Scott in Review. No Comments

These Nexx helmets are so sweet. I am really diggin the Vintage X60 Range. They even have an ATR shell! I know what you are thinking… what the fark is an ATR shell? My thoughts exactly. ATR stands for Advanced Thermo Resin. Ahhh, of course. Anyway they are state of the art helmets with classic styling. And for those denim freaks that want a helmet to match your 501’s. They have that as well…

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Ruby Helmets

Posted on January 11, 2009 by Scott in Review. 2 comments

These have to be the sexiest helmets I have seen. They make me want to ride a bike… any bike. I think I would still look good wearing this helmet on a kids bmx. Of course you can find them at Deus or if you live outside Australia visit the Les Ateliers Ruby website. Who cares what the features are when they look this good…


 


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