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08/31/08 at 11:41:49
 
Hi All,
I have been reading this site for some time and realy enjoy it.Someone seems to have an answere for any question asked.
I find myself in need of a new helmet and prefer the open face style.The two I am down to are the Bell Mag 8 and the KBC Tour Com.Has anyone had experience with eather of these?My cocerne is with dust coming up under the face shield.I wore goggles before,along with a face mask.Thanks for any help.
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Reply #1 - 09/01/08 at 20:56:33
 
The old saying goes, you get what you pay for.  I looked at a KBC helmet awhile back, and was not impressed.  It was very heavy and had an overall cumbersome feel to it.  If it were me, I'd go with the Bell.
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Reply #2 - 09/04/08 at 08:35:01
 
The absolute best, most comfortable helmet I ever owned was a KBC.  I wore it for years until I had to replace it due to some damage that I'm not admitting to!  Never owned a Bell, they just don't fit my oversized head well.  Now I wear a HJC MX style and a Fullmer half helmet.

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Reply #3 - 09/04/08 at 16:46:15
 
Thanks guys for the comments.Both are nice looking helmets.
What I am wanting to know is:
While riding trails in dusty conditions,does the open face helmets ,with a face shield only,protect your eyes from dust or is it drafted up underneath the shield ?
I have never had the opportunity to use a face shield helmet style,so don't know.
Right now I am leaning towards the KBC.I can remove the visor and install a flip up shield or just use goggles as is.There does not seem to be room for goggle straps on the sides of the Bell,as the visor ends fall down around that area.
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Reply #4 - 09/04/08 at 18:08:59
 
I have an open face helmet and I use goggles as well.  

You'll get dust in your eyes if you don't wear goggles.  No matter what helmet style you use.  Visor or not.

Full-face helmets don't fit my fat face so I went with an open face helmet.  Gary Bushman has a really fine shorty helmet that would be a good one if you're up for one of that style.

I just bought a set of goggle quick-straps that replace the original goggle straps and hook the goggles to your helmet.  They work well.

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Reply #5 - 09/05/08 at 08:27:15
 
OK.
Thanks Doug.Guess I'll get the KBC and stick with the goggles.
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Reply #6 - 08/10/11 at 01:50:47
 
Nice choice richard... KBC is definitely better than any other one..

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Reply #7 - 08/10/11 at 17:47:09
 
A new full face helmet you might like to try is the   Simpson  helmet.  
It is about the lightest helmet I have ever worn, and cames in xxxl for the people who might need them.
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