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GMAX...Inexpensive new lid.
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:16:47 PM »
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$86.95 means it's too cheap not to try.  I have another GMax and like it a lot.  So far, the brief time I've spent on the sofa wearing it while watching TV has been positive.  Snug, but the kind of snug that will likely loosen up over time vs the kind of snug that hurts.  So far so good but since it's subzero windchills, blowing snow and high wind gusts, a road test will have to wait a while.

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Re: GMAX...Inexpensive new lid.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 12:21:13 PM »
You could run headlong into the wall a few times.

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Re: GMAX...Inexpensive new lid.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 02:14:01 PM »
I had a Gmax once, and I'd never buy another one.  I think that sums up my thoughts on them.  Hope yours works out for you. 
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Re: GMAX...Inexpensive new lid.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 02:27:57 PM »
protection wise I don't think there is any difference in a $50 helmet or a $500 helmet. the big difference is comfort. Once I switched to a Shoei back in the early 90's I have always preferred a bit higher dollar helmet. the cheap ones seem comfy at first but usually deteriorate fairly quickly. As usual I could be wrong :)
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Re: GMAX...Inexpensive new lid.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 02:49:51 PM »
I've had Shoei and Arai.  I like the Gmax.  Guess I have an 85 dollar head. 
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Re: GMAX...Inexpensive new lid.
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 02:54:43 PM »
I've had Shoei and Arai.  I like the Gmax.  Guess I have an 85 dollar head.

whatever feels the best ;)
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Re: GMAX...Inexpensive new lid.
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 08:34:22 PM »
I've had Shoei and Arai.  I like the Gmax.  Guess I have an 85 dollar head.

I'm with you.


But there is no fucking way I'm going to pay 85¢ for a helmet that damn ugly.
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Re: GMAX...Inexpensive new lid.
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 06:17:58 AM »
I've had Shoei and Arai.  I like the Gmax.  Guess I have an 85 dollar head.

I'm with you.


But there is no fucking way I'm going to pay 85¢ for a helmet that damn ugly.

There are many things I don't want said about me...

chief among them is, "But officer, I didn't even see him."

I also wear a hi viz stich and I don't much care about ugly.  If you can determine that what I'm wearing is ugly, that means you see it. 
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Re: GMAX...Inexpensive new lid.
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 06:45:06 AM »


There are many things I don't want said about me...

chief among them is, "But officer, I didn't even see him."

I also wear a hi viz stich and I don't much care about ugly.  If you can determine that what I'm wearing is ugly, that means you see it.


They'll still claim they don't see you.  It's just code for "I don't pay attention while driving"