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Anyone know if these helmets are any good for thier price (100 bucks or so). I think they look pretty good and they are snell and DOT approved.
 

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Yah, that's why I didn't respond either...I've never heard of a model of KBC helmet called a "Devil."

I have a KBC helmet. I had one before too. I think it's a good quality helmet. Might be a bit lacking on the "options" that you get with more expensive helmets, but a quality product regardless.
 

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It's inexpensive, so don't expect it to have all the bells and whisltes that a Suomy or an Arai is going to have...but it will protect you just as well.
I really wish somebody would prove this so if money was tight I wouldn't feel bad wearing a cheaper one.
 

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ok yeah thats right, it is the TK-77, sorry for the confusion and thanks for the help. I think I might just get it.
 

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I really wish somebody would prove this so if money was tight I wouldn't feel bad wearing a cheaper one.

I would have to say that it is in fact proven by the SNELL foundation...

If both helmets are stamped with that seal of approval, I would say that they are both of equal quality as far as crash testing goes.
 

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i have a KBC VR-1 Euro. i love it, it is pretty light, removable liner, easy to change shield, and only $150 from helmetharbor.com i would highly reccomend it.
 

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Gimpdiggity said:
I would have to say that it is in fact proven by the SNELL foundation...

If both helmets are stamped with that seal of approval, I would say that they are both of equal quality as far as crash testing goes.
The Snell tests certify that the acceleration of the headform never exceeds 300 G's. It seems unlikely to me that every helmet tested would provide the same exact results. I'm not trying to be a snob, for all I know KBC's might provide better protection than Arai, but usually you get what you pay for. I just wish Snell would publish the results.

Some things to think about.....nobody seems to argue that Joe Rocket offers comparable protection to Vanson. Why is that? Is it because there's no minimum standard that all gear meets and so the quality of the more expensive product stands out more? Also, I used an example once on the old board: a Volvo (S80 I believe) has the same frontal crash safety rating as a little Civic. Which one would you rather crash in?

I also have some misgivings about the quality control in third world factories (HJC/KBC are Korean-made), but I honestly haven't looked into that enough to make a judgement, it could all be popular myth. My Shoei was made in Japan though :)
 
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