Anyone here use a Zeus flip up helmet? Saw them at the bike show and tried a couple on. Seems like a lot of helmet for $169.
almost everything seems to be cheaper on ebay.Mr.Max said:I picked one up at the show. Good helmet for the money, lots of good reviews online. Only problem is they are not as safe as a true full-face, hence, no SNELL rating, only DOT.
If you get one, I think you would be pleased with it, just make sure the front is down and locked before riding. They can be had off e-bay for cheaper than here.
You should read the helmets test in "Motor Cyclist" (June 2005), that will show you a different opinion on Snell/DOT ratings. To put it short and simple:no SNELL rating, only DOT.
The liner in a Snell rated helmet is harder than the one in a DOT rated helmet, so it doesn't absorb the impact of a hit as well as the softer DOT liner.Because there is this allure, this charisma, this image associated with a Snell sticker that says, "Hey, this is a better helmet, and therefore must be worth a whole lot more money."