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Alezone
07-18-2003, 05:51 AM
Where is the best place to buy in toronto? looking for the best price on ARAI and SHOEI

I've checked parts411.com, their price looks good but they're in the states, I dun wanna be raped by custom.

maverick
07-18-2003, 11:30 AM
theres not really a place that sells those helmets cheap my arai cost me nearly $1100 it a replica though...you can try cycle world they do a lot of business so might be able to haggle them down in price shoei is cheaper then arai and good quality HJC isnt bad either you get what you pay for basicalyy the more expensive the helmet the better it protects and the better ventalation it has. The only problem with expensive helmets is if you drop them from above something like 3-4 feet you should replace it cause like cars they have crumple zones to disperse impact if those arears are damaged it might not pretect as well.

my rambleing is done try cycle world

sirex
07-18-2003, 12:57 PM
holy shit!!! 1100 $ for a helmet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats insane.. i wonder how much one of those kevlar suits go for.

maverick
07-18-2003, 01:30 PM
DONT BUY KEVLAR

get leather with kevlar peices kevlar has the best skid protection if you fall of the bike BUT it also has a tendency to heat up fast and real hot like 3rd degree burns hot leather is the best choice they also have jackets made out of no-mex or something like that those are good for all around riding they have good protection not as good as leather but they are weather proof so you wont need to buy rain gear.

yea my helmet was expensive but I figured it was worth the money to protect my melon and it is nice having a helmet with good ventalation let me tell you it comes in handy especially when your stuck in traffic for a bit the cool air blowing over your head is a life saver.
come to think of it I dont think they even make complete kevlar riding gear at all.

my 2 piece leather gear cost me anther $1000 but again high quality I guess it just depends on how you feel about picking stones and asphalt out of your skin.

maverick
07-18-2003, 01:32 PM
oh once again same with your riding jacket as with the helmet ventalation is key

Alezone
07-18-2003, 03:06 PM
thanks mavericks, i was looking at the SHOEI Syncrotec helmet, and some AGVs

SHOEI - US$320
<img src="http://www.parts411.com/parts411/images/01-658.JPG">
when it's opened...
<img src="http://www.parts411.com/parts411/images/01-600.JPG">

AGV - US$260
<img src="http://www.parts411.com/parts411/images/AG-11555-PU.JPG">

maverick
07-18-2003, 04:21 PM
all helmets are DOT aproved try to get a helmet that is also SNELL aproved those are above and beyond the best pretection you can get
AGV have been around for a while im sure they are good as well
try to stay away from THH, Shark, theres a couple others they haven't been around long and are cheap for a reason save those helmets for your passengers...LOL

sonic07
07-18-2003, 10:25 PM
i bought some agv's, there too much wind noise going thru, personally i like shoei or arai are more quite comfort. back in the 80's they use to have helmet manufacturer is called NAVA made in italy and it was one of the best .... don't know what happen to them ....