SIX SIX ONE Comp II Full-Face Helmet '11 was designed with the entry-level Gravity rider in mind, with its lightweight polycarbonate shell plus Panorama Eyeport, and aggressive venting channels All helping to keep the rider confident in pushing their limi
Strengths: Fit - it fits my head perfect. The medium was right in line with mediums of other brands (Pro-Tec BMX and Smith snowboard). Ventilation - I didn't even notice I was wearing a fully on my last downhill session. I think my head sweats more wearing my BMX lid. Style - I got compliments on the styling of the white one. Weight - very light weight. Again, I forget it's on. Price - got it for wicked cheap at hucknroll.com.
Weaknesses: D ring clasp - not as easy as a clip, but if I loosen it I don't need to completely undo it to take it off and put it back on.
Overall this is a great full face helmet. I feel safe wearing it because it fits well. I barely notice it's on because it's so well ventilated and light. And as a kicker it looks great.
Strengths: Extremely light, not bulky, non restricting, quick release D-ring strap, well vented, offers a wide angle of vision, looks super badass.
Weaknesses: Well hopefully none since I'm yet to crash in it. :)
This is a super dope helmet at an affordable price. It's so light and has such a wide angle of vision that its almost like your not wearing a helmet plus it looks super sick and doesn't look huge on your head. If ya like it, buy it. You won't be dissappointed.
Date Reviewed: May 23, 2012
Strengths: Lightweight, cheap, comfortable, well vented, Panorama Eyeport, fits my thor hero's really well! really nice helmet for the price.
Weaknesses: Non so far.
A really high quality helmet for the price, got to be one of the best entry level helmets out there!
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: February 26, 2012
Strengths: lots of holes to keep ya cool
great helmet check out my review here
Similar Products Used: First FF helmet, 661 mx shin/knee guards
Bike Setup: Iron Horse DS SE, a beast, weight is not an issue for me.
a Weekend Warrior
from San Luis Obispo
Date Reviewed: August 18, 2011
Strengths: I found that this helmet is all I really need while riding more serious and technical trails. I'm not always hitting big jumps and drops, so I figured I wouldn't shell out all my money on a Troy Lee helmet. This is the only FF helmet I've worn riding, but I don't experience problems with it. Simple strap, helmet fits my head nice, takes crashes, looks fine, breathes well enough. I take it off sometimes to cool down, but I do that with my regular XC helmet anyways.
Looking to get some red spray paint and get some over-spray on the helmet by their logo to add a little detail.
Weaknesses: The designs are a little bland if you're super concerned about that.
If you want something really fancy, I guess you could shell out $450 for a TLD D3 Carbon-but this helmet is all I need.
Funny thing about the D3 is it doesn't even get a DOT rating.
Great helmet for the price. You could shell out a bunch of money for "better" helmets, but better helmets won't make you a better rider. better helmets save your head, but this still has the same rating as most entry level FF helmets. It isn't a motocross helmet, so don't expect it to be one.
Bike Setup: Hah, I'm done typing this every time I write a review.
I huck my bike, nuff said
a Weekend Warrior
from Willmar, MN, USA
Date Reviewed: June 22, 2011
Strengths: Lightweight, comfortable, will presumably protect my teeth in a crash
Weaknesses: The graphics. The sun visor has a hard time getting low enough.
Second time I used this helmet was on Porcupine Rim (started from Hazard). I really expected some comfort problems as I'm really only used to wearing a standard helmet (Giro Hex). Had NO problems at all except for forgetting I was wearing a full face helmet and spitting right into the mouth breather area. I really wanted to be :| with it but how can you not laugh at something like that?
I gave a 4 for overall because of the sun visor issue.
Strengths: Lightweight, nice fit, best value + branded, good ventilation
Weaknesses: At some point you can't tighten the visor.
my oakley crowbar MX goggles snug on the helmet instead of face, it's really a problem when crossing rock gardens
I personally think this is the best entry level-wallet friendly-good looking-full face helmet
and it's 661 too, not local product, so you can wear them with confidence
as for the protection and performance compared to high-end model, I don't think there are significant advantages, they will all breaks. Injuries depends on how riders react as they fall, unless you're going 40 km/h heading straight on a tree and your brake fails
a Weekend Warrior
from Central Florida
Date Reviewed: May 30, 2011
Strengths: Lightweight, comfortable, easy on the eyes.
Weaknesses: The face shield is pretty close to my face but that's probably because I have a big head.
I wanted a full face shield that looked cool but offered protection as well as a decent price. This helmet meets all of my criteria. Plus it goes very well with my Oakley Crowbars. If you're looking for a full face shield for MTB then this is your helmet.
Bike Setup: Fuji Tahoe 29er Comp and Dawes Deadeye SS
from brisbane australia
Date Reviewed: March 25, 2011
Strengths: light, good fit, well ventilated, looks good
Weaknesses: none so far
just got the new version (2011) of this helmet. was concerned that a full face would be heavy and obstruct my view. neither of these are concerns with this helmet. it actually feels lighter than my avanti flow normal helmet. i am only just starting out with the bike thing, but i would recommend this helmet to anyone.
Bike Setup: 06 norco aline, 2010/11 easton havoc dh wheelset
a Weekend Warrior
from San Jose, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: May 26, 2010
Strengths: I have tried on most of the helmets (the specialized Deviant feels like you put on a medieval torchure device) on the market and this was one of the best fitting. It was also one of the lightest, especially for the price. I dont even notice it while riding. Great looks and ventilation.
Weaknesses: The ONLY thing that I didn't like was I cant seem to figure out how to get the padding/liner out.
I didn't want to get the same helmet as my friend (who also gave a great MTBR review on this helmet) but, after trying on all the helmets and doing my research, I dont believe there is a better helmet for the money. Light weight, great price, great ventilation and good looks.
Weaknesses: not much air flow through the mouth piece.
great helmet for the price. it is pretty light. 984 grams on my digital scale for a small. inexpensive. comfortable fit. i lucked out on this one. just bought it online sight unseen. it fits my noggin great and is comfortable. no pinching or pressure spots. looks good and compares to $150-200 helmets. i can't tell much difference between this one and the more expensive ones. doesn't look like a 65.00 helmet. the only minor gripe is the air flow through mouth piece is not good but it is not really a big issue. very recommended.
Similar Products Used: no fear dot certified helmet
Bike Setup: intense 6.6 with fox van 36
from Cairns, Australia
Date Reviewed: April 2, 2010
Strengths: Light, removable inner lining, heaps of ventilation, fairly cheap.
Weaknesses: Graphics on the black one are abit plain.
Its good value and good for the heat with all the ventlation. You also have a great degree of movement because it is so light(hardly notice its on). But I have not crashed with it so I cant comment on actual protection. *NOTE: Price is in Australian dollars (AUD).
Does the Giro Remedy work with the Leatt DBX Comp II Brace ?
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I have been searching around hoping to read some personal experiences with the atlas neck brace. I am interested in the fact that the atlas doesn't sit on the spine, however the leatt support will apparently snap before enough force is put on the spine. Still seems sketchy though. Honestly I am abou ... Read More »
Way back in the late '70s/early '80s when I was into the BMX scene I ran Comp II tires (I think they were Mitsubishi brand?) and I really liked the tread on it.
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I thought I shouldn't ride anymore DH without a good brace, so I've been looking for a while.
Price point has them on sale for dirt cheap, and I thought some of you might be interested :thumbsup:
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