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AZRumblefish
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

My POC Trabec retention system finally succumbed to the heat and my noggin after a little more than 2 years. So I am in the market for a new lid....I am not counting grams and liked the coverage of the Trabec as well as the MIPS technology, but before I get another POC, I was curious if there were any better options. I was looking at the Smith Forefront, the IXS Trail or a Bell Super. I wore a XL/XXl in POC and have a 7 5/8 dome. I can get POC and Smith stuff at a pretty good deal. The IXS only comes in a M/L size, so that concerned me. I don't need a camera mount or goggle compatability. Anyone have an time with the Smith or the Bell?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The forefronts are pretty sweet. Tara tried one on(someone elses) and loved it. I really like my TLD A1. It has easy in easy out pad that is machine washable and ratchet cinch system. Have you called POC and asked them to warranty it? That seems silly that it couldn't hold up for more than a couple years. Worth a call IMHO.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I thought about sending it back to POC......I had also heard that after 2-3 years it should be replaced even it hasn't had an impact. Maybe a marketing scam. I'll give POC a chance, see how they respond.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

AZRumblefish wrote:
I thought about sending it back to POC......I had also heard that after 2-3 years it should be replaced even it hasn't had an impact. Maybe a marketing scam.


Marketing scam... my bell is 8 years old w/one hang glider crash and it's still going strong. Toothless
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

thudd wrote:
AZRumblefish wrote:
I thought about sending it back to POC......I had also heard that after 2-3 years it should be replaced even it hasn't had an impact. Maybe a marketing scam.


Marketing scam... my bell is 8 years old w/one hang glider crash and it's still going strong. Toothless


You place a high value on your noggin Thudd. Wink

Mike, 2-3 years is not a real long time and as a rule, if I take good digger(broken plastic and/or compressed foam), I'll replace it. 5 years might condone a new one as the foam can turn hard in which case, it's not soing it's best to absorb impact. Give um hell and see what they say. I know those lids aren't cheap so I would expect more from a top of the line lid.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Definately worth a shot, I do like the Trabec, it fits well. I've got a backup so no harm trying the warranty route.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

suvlako wrote:
You place a high value on your noggin Thudd. Wink


my mamma always said "it's lucky you keep landing on your head. 'Cause anything else, you might actually damage"
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

BTW... AZR, I have a slightly used Bell I'd be willing to let go for cheap
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:13 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have a Super that I have been wearing for over a year and I love it. It's a little heavy, but other than that it fits really well and I like the features. The visor is nice and big, and being adjustable means you can get it low or out of the way as needed. It's goggle compatible if you want to get all douchy and enduro. I don't think it is appreciably hotter than any other helmet for AZ riding, and the extra coverage is worth the weight.

I tried on a Smith helmet a while back' the fit was good but the way the venting is set up I don't know how you would mount a regular light mount on there for night riding; that combined with the exorbitant price made it a no-go for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

suvlako wrote:
The forefronts are pretty sweet. Tara tried one on(someone elses) and loved it. I really like my TLD A1. It has easy in easy out pad that is machine washable and ratchet cinch system. Have you called POC and asked them to warranty it? That seems silly that it couldn't hold up for more than a couple years. Worth a call IMHO.


+1 on the TLD A1

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I found the Specialized S3 on sale on the Specialized web site for $100 $60 off.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

Sent POC customer service an email yesterday, this morning got a nice cheerful reply stating a new retention system was on its way. Looks like it will live to see another day!
 
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