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Any info on SELEV Helmets?(5 posts)

Any info on SELEV Helmets?khockey19
Mar 22, 2002 9:04 PM
Hi everyone... i tried posting about an hour ago and i think it got messed up so sorry if this gets posted twice...
I need a new helmet and i've been looking to buy either a Bell PHI or a Selev Alien. Sadly the Selev's are from europe and a non english speaking country so their website is not in english for the most part ( www.selevhelmets.com ). the only other place i have seen them it at www.bikekit.co.uk but they dont give much info. so i was hoping someone out there would know something about these helmets i like the look of them alot, they have lots of vents and very nice looking paint schemes. Also any opnions on the Bell PHI melmets is appriciated as well.

Thanks alot
Kevin
got one hereCT1
Mar 22, 2002 9:24 PM
I've been using the Alien for about 6 months now. Got about 6K miles on it and so far so good. ;)

Actually, I also got a Selev Atom and I like that helmet a lot better than the Alien. The Atom is 10 gms heavier but it's styling and fit/protection looks a bit better than the Alien.

The buckle system on the Selev's is top notch.

I've had Bell's and Giro's and IMHO the Selev's are equal in quality.

YMMV
JohnG
re: Any info on SELEV Helmets?Akirasho
Mar 22, 2002 10:28 PM
I've got an Atom too... but I've gotta say, that it seems a tad off with respect to fit and finish. While it's a somewhat subjective call, it doesn't quite match up with a few of my other lids (and I've got a lot).

Still, it's relatively unique here in the States... which is one of the reasons I got one (from bikekit BTW). If you're interested, you might also look at the Catlike Kompact (physically smaller and lighter than most helmets on the market (worn by Kelme and Euskaltel Euskadi)) available at http://www.prendas.co.uk/default.asp (I got the red, white and blue one and it's very kewl) or the awesome MET Strad avaiable at http://www.bikepark.co.uk/ as well as other Euro sources.

http://www.met-helmets.com/flash/index.htm

The Strad is the best fitting helmet I own (and as I said, I've got a lot (Boreas, Pneumo, Catlike, Sub 6, Helios, Atom) and it has a unique look.

I'm looking forward to receiving yet another lid soon... the MET 5 Element (marketed as an off road helmet)... It's been on order for almost a month (in red)!!!

We abide.

Remain In Light.

(Note: METs are not certified for sale in the US, but they meet all safety requirements for 'pert near everywhere else. MET is a small family business and doesn't want the legal entanglment that might come from dealing in the US. As such, they pass said notice on to Euro vendors and officially, do not authorize sales to the US... some Euro vendors will not ship METs here...)
re: Any info on SELEV Helmets?TSlothrop
Mar 23, 2002 12:41 AM
I've been using a Selev Alien for a couple months now and am completely satisfied with it. Excellent ventilation and easy to set up. It does come quite far down my forehead which isn't really a problem, though very occasionally I feel it's blocking the top of my vision a fraction - but it's only a problem when riding in a deep tuck.
The quality of the rear retention system isn't as good as a Giro, for instance, but the Alien's much cheaper, so I think it's a fair trade off - what you actually get for your money is incredible value.
re: Any info on SELEV Helmets?metty108
Mar 23, 2002 8:52 AM
Hi Kevin

There is a rather good english website that sells
selev helmets, it is www.probikekit.com.
A number of US guys have used them with good service.
Good luck
Paul