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Helmets: Best place to buy???pappy_d
Jun 30, 2002 10:25 PM
Whats a solid/cool/light road helmet and where's the best deal??

re: Helmets: Best place to buy???RTC
Jul 1, 2002 8:41 AM
I just recently got a Selev Alien from for around $65. This was before the $ started sliding against the Euro, so you won't get as good as price as that, but still beats what you can get from US. Very light and super easy to adjust. Still have to get used to the front of the helmet, rides a bit lower on the head than Giro's. Also noticed that www.zonabici carries the same helmet, compare prices and shipping though. You won't see too many Selev's over here. I wanted something a little different!

re: Helmets: Best place to buy???zafboy
Jul 1, 2002 8:59 AM
best lid by miles must be Met Straddy, light, cool and top quality, best deal i found was for about $70 including a free pair of gel mitts , freight charge ontop adds about $25 but still a great deal.

Giro Pneumo $90.00 on Ebay nmAegis_guy
Jul 1, 2002 1:59 PM
ditto on the METnamir
Jul 1, 2002 7:04 PM
the MET Stradivarius is absolutely awesome. no one over here has 'em, they look amazing, and they're as expensive as a generic giro that every other roadie sports.
Be Different!
re: Regarding the METcyclejim
Jul 3, 2002 6:30 PM
I found this message on one web site that sells them:

we have to inform you that MET S.p.A., producer of the MET helmets, have decided not to export their helmets to North-America (Canada and United States of America). As a supplier of helmets throughout the world, MET have to ensure that their products pass the different safety standards that apply in the countries in which they are sold. MET helmets do not meet just one of these standards but all of them, whether it is Europe, Japan, or Australia, for instance.
Nevertheless, we have noted that some court decisions about product liability in some countries, especially USA and Canada penalize manufacturers for damages that may be suffered by a consumer involved in an accident. This, sometimes, occurs regardless of the quality of the product, and the safety it actually provides. Moreover, judicial costs and attorney's fees are very burdensome in North America. It being confirmed that MET products are fully UE regulations, safety standards and state of the art compliant, MET S.p.A., as a family business, not run yan obscure international financial conglomerate but by people, individuals working together, side by side, each and every day, have decided to keep their products out of the North-American market, and to spend time, money and energy in product research and development, not lawyers and trails. Anyone who would violate MET S.p.A above decision, and would import Met helmet in North-America will be exclusively responsible for any legal consequence involving MET helmets. We thank you for your interest and for taking the time to contact us. We are confident that you will find a suitable helmet among the products available on your home market.