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    Default Helmet under 10k

    I wanted to buy a new helmet. Currently, I am using a Vega off-road for commutes and stuff. Now I think it's time for an upgrade.

    So I was thinking of buying a new helmet. I have a budget of 10k and I want a race-ish helmet. I looked online and I saw the MT Rapide. It has good reviews.

    If anyone else has any other options please let me know. And also if anyone has been using the MT Rapide, please let me know if I should go for it.
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    Default Re: Helmet under 10k

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    Default Re: Helmet under 10k

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    I wanted to buy a new helmet. Currently, I am using a Vega off-road for commutes and stuff. Now I think it's time for an upgrade.

    So I was thinking of buying a new helmet. I have a budget of 10k and I want a race-ish helmet. I looked online and I saw the MT Rapide. It has good reviews.

    If anyone else has any other options please let me know. And also if anyone has been using the MT Rapide, please let me know if I should go for it.

    MT Rapide is a great helmet. But in the same price range there are great LS2 helmets as well. I use a LS2 FF320 and its my primary helmet. Its very comfortable, has a double visor and has a great ventilation system which keeps it cool during long rides. Try doing a comparison study of both the helmets and check out the features that you are interested in.
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    Default Re: Helmet under 10k

    If you are spending 10k or above, get something from HJC / Scorpion. MT just isn't worth it.

    Goodluck.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    I wanted to buy a new helmet. Currently, I am using a Vega off-road for commutes and stuff. Now I think it's time for an upgrade.

    So I was thinking of buying a new helmet. I have a budget of 10k and I want a race-ish helmet. I looked online and I saw the MT Rapide. It has good reviews.

    If anyone else has any other options please let me know. And also if anyone has been using the MT Rapide, please let me know if I should go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightEvil Parth View Post
    If you are spending 10k or above, get something from HJC / Scorpion. MT just isn't worth it.

    Goodluck.
    Any particular reason that you say that? I have been reading some great reviews of MT helmets considering the price range they're available it.
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    Poor quality of the parts like vents. Especially the chin vent.
    They are not available to buy later.
    Also many report of visor hitting the main shell when Pinlock is attached to the visor, usually in XL size helmets.

    Rest is all okay.
    Quote Originally Posted by Insidious View Post
    Any particular reason that you say that? I have been reading some great reviews of MT helmets considering the price range they're available it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightEvil Parth View Post
    Poor quality of the parts like vents. Especially the chin vent.
    They are not available to buy later.
    Also many report of visor hitting the main shell when Pinlock is attached to the visor, usually in XL size helmets.

    Rest is all okay.
    How are SMK helmets compared to MT? Better spares? Better quality?
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    dash-cam in your car, or can take SAFELY photographs of instances where these riders
    are creating a nuisance by riding recklessly on the roads, PLEASE share the same with
    us on the thread above. Appreciate it!

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    Default Re: Helmet under 10k

    Depends.
    Fitment quality - MT is better
    Paint quality - Gloss is similar, matte on MT is better.

    Spares - MT only sells inner lining, visor and ratchet system for visor. SMK sells all things.

    Also the lip around the visor is better quality on SMK, so are the vents. (time tested both)
    Quote Originally Posted by Insidious View Post
    How are SMK helmets compared to MT? Better spares? Better quality?
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    Does SMK have Sharp 5 rated helmets too?
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    dash-cam in your car, or can take SAFELY photographs of instances where these riders
    are creating a nuisance by riding recklessly on the roads, PLEASE share the same with
    us on the thread above. Appreciate it!

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    Default Re: Helmet under 10k

    As far as I know,SMK brand is not tested by sharp,yet. There is an option on the sharp website for requesting models to be tested. I guess sharp decides based on the volume of requests received.

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