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).