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Where to get MET helmets?(4 posts)

Where to get MET helmets?MVN
Sep 23, 2001 2:52 PM
I've seen some riders (mostly on TV) with MET helmets and I've seen posts that mention them. Where can they be found? I've never seen an online store offer them, and I've never seen them in any bike shop. Just curious. Thanks for your time.
MET doesn't sell in the USDave Hickey
Sep 23, 2001 3:18 PM
Try one of the UK shops. I think sells them
MET ...I got mine at...Akirasho
Sep 23, 2001 5:42 PM

Actually, I've bought 3 from them with no problem (other than availability).

The design, execution, materials and construction are top notch. This helmet is on a par with other high end lids I've owned (Sub 6, Helios, Boreas, etc). It fits me better than any other.

Now I've got the lid for most any situation... one Red, one White (actually silver) and one Blue.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
MET doesn't distribute in the USzelig1
Sep 24, 2001 12:19 AM
A decision based on the cost to meet US standards and the exposure to liability in the litigious US. probikekit does not sell MET as they carry the Selev line but as Akirasho notes, Bikepark in London carries the MET range as do a number of other stores.

After a crash cracked my Giro, I bought a MET Stradivarius from them. The fit's excellent for my head, the brow pad is the first that I've used, going back to the original Bell helmet in 1974, that is designed so that sweat goes to the sides of your face and now down into your eyes, plus ventilation is quite good. As for its intended purpose, the construction appears to be no different than any other helmet produced by reputable manufacturers so despite its lack of US certification, I have no second thoughts about using the product.