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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Helmet decision..bloody hell.

So, I had decided on the EXO700 in the chameleon pattern, but then i just found that i can get an Icon mainframe for $225 (or one on closeout for 150), or one of the new Airframe's for $244. They're the same for me comfort wise (this will be my 1st helmet). I'm not sure on the colors for the icons (the least important thing, i know). The icons are marginally lighter, but i've tried both (for a while) on and cant tell a difference. Also, the scorpion DOES NOT FOG. I've tried. Shoei fogs, arai fogs, the icon is better than most, and i ride in the summer.

Thanks for any help. I may just buy the icon mainframe maniac, cause it's the one on closeout.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 09:27 AM
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I've had 2 Icon helmets. The Mainframe is a good one and if you're riding in the summer, fog shouldn't be an issue.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 09:34 AM
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I've had the mainframe helmet for about 4 months now and love it, My wife just picked up a Shoei Vogue and I must say it too is very nice. I have put it on and even brand new it was very comfortable (not the case with my mainframe, I had to break it in, but its great now).
Id say you can not go wrong with either of those two brands, then again they are the only two I have tried for any amount of time.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 10:04 AM
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I've always been a big money helmet buyer...arai, shoe....but I recently bought a scorpion 400, i'll never buy anything but. Light, fog free, inexpensive.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 11:44 AM
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Do not fret, for if this is your first helmet just try to keep the price down as long as the helmet seems to fit. In a year or two you might notice you purchased a helmet a bit to large (for 75% purchase a size or more to large---take it from one that has been in the m/c business & started to wear helmets in comp in '47 & naturally once it became compulsory in '65) for in a year or two you might want a change to something else.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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I've tried them on and the icon fits perfect. The scorpion was a little wierd fitting. I'll probably get the airframe. Thanks for you help
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buy the scorpion
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 03:32 AM
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Yeah, I'm on my way out of a Shoei (X-11) because the cost should totally prevent fogging and it doesn't. Sounds like you've made your decision so go for it!

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