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MET Bad Boy Helmet

4.3/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 280 grams MSRP : $80.00

Product Description

  • 16 Vents
  • In-molding construction

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    Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Henry Porter

    Date Reviewed: July 27, 2015

    Strengths:    Durable, Comfortable, Good Value

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This has been my lid of choice for commuting and weekend social rides for 14 years. I have more expensive helmets for hotter days and sportive/Audax rides but, for the rides I use it for, the differences are barely noticeable. The internal padding and chin strap clip are starting to look a little tired as is some of the exposed styrofoam at the bottom of the helmet but, given the use (both whilst on my head, and upside down holding food, tyre repair items, phones, wallets, and keys whilst I'm off the bike) its had, its durability has been exceptional. Its survived many a trip in fairly Foul weather and done a good job in protecting my scone in a number of low speed tumbles. Its outlived a Limar Helmet (that admittedly had a couple of higher impact falls) by a considerable margin and I would be confident of it doing its job if its on my head the next time I have a fall.

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    Favorite Trail:   The Basin to Montrose via Sassafrass, Olinda, and Skyhigh Restaurant in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges

    Duration Product Used:   14 Years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Cycleworks Box Hill

    Similar Products Used:   Limar Bianchi Models, Giro Ionos

    Bike Setup:   Various Bianchis, Lemonds, Avanti Vivace, Giant Innova, Mongoose Sycamore (all but the last two shod with Campagnolo or Fulcrum Wheels, most with Michelin ProRace or Continental Tyres)

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Richard a Weekend Warrior from Northampton, UK

    Date Reviewed: June 8, 2003

    Strengths:    Cool, looks good and nice colours

    Weaknesses:    retention system starts to slip after about 6 months of ownership and the pads are comfy at first but after about a yeah they start to fall apart.

    Bottom Line:   
    this is a great helmet but after a years hard riding it starts to wear out and the pads need replacing but apart from that its a nice lid

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   leisure lakes

    Similar Products Used:   giro gila

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Sparky a Weekend Warrior from Australia

    Date Reviewed: December 15, 2002

    Strengths:    comfort (ventilation, adjustability, weight)

    Weaknesses:    none yet

    Bottom Line:   
    This helemet (bad boy II) was recommended by the LBS when i purchased the bike. To date the helmet has performed admirably in all condtions, you may even forget you're wearing it (even saved my melon a couple of times). During the hot weather we've had lately the ventilation seemed to allow most of the heat to escape & sweat didn't run into my eyes. Buy it if you value your skull & don't have a load of cash to blow.

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    Favorite Trail:   anywhere

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Blackman

    Similar Products Used:   Bell

    Bike Setup:   Fisher Tassajara with many mods to suit a big fella.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by adam from brisbane

    Date Reviewed: November 14, 2002

    Strengths:    very well ventilated, visor that works, excellent fit, secure on head

    Weaknesses:    none - all clips etc. are as good as new.

    Bottom Line:   
    a good affordable helmet that would suit whoever bought one.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   bikesmart

    Similar Products Used:   bell (not sure of model)

    Bike Setup:   trek mtb

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Richard Sheahan a Weekend Warrior from Northampton, England

    Date Reviewed: November 1, 2002

    Strengths:    Nice looking
    Good Fit
    Many vents to keep your head cool

    Weaknesses:    Colours

    Bottom Line:   
    A very nice lid that keeps your head cool and very good value for money at £26.99. Basically this is a good helmet if you are on a budget and need a nice fitting helmet for good value!

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    Favorite Trail:   any

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Leisure Lakes

    Similar Products Used:   Giro Gila

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kelvin a Downhiller from melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA

    Date Reviewed: July 13, 2001

    Strengths:    good visor, plenty of air flow, fitting system, colours, 3 year crash replacement warranty.

    Weaknesses:    more colours mabye..

    Bottom Line:   
    a good all round helmet, for the casual weekend rider, to the hardcore freerider. some nice colours, very comfortable and a warranty that is hard to beat.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   diamond valley cycles

    Similar Products Used:   MET annaxagore, specialised mountain man

    Bike Setup:   GT Telera (custom frame) manitous, stx rc, sun rims...does it matter??

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by colin a Cross Country Rider from Wellington / New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: April 12, 2001

    Strengths:    best value for money helmet I could find. Comes with warranty. Nice colours and style. Helmet colour goes with my bike.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    An excellent helmet for the price. lots of vents.
    Adjustable thing at back is good so other people can use it

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   On Yer Bike

    Bike Setup:   ?

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lukasz Szmit a Cross Country Rider from Poland

    Date Reviewed: March 9, 2001

    Strengths:    Cool looks, good ventillation, perfect fit.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This is my second one. The first was destroyed in a head-banging accident - it really saved my life. Worth any money :-))

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    Favorite Trail:   Any which allows me to get the kick I like :-)

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Cyklo2, Gliwice, Poland

    Bike Setup:   Does not matter.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by MudMagnet a Cross Country Rider from Southampton - England

    Date Reviewed: January 13, 2001

    Strengths:    Nice styling, comfy fit, plenty of adjustable straps/pads

    Weaknesses:    not many air vents, but hey I live in England where the temp rarely gets above 25oc

    Bottom Line:   
    Nice helmet for the cash, better than any of the competition for this price. Not many vents so if you are riding in hot area then this maybe isn't the right helmet for you. I haven't had any problems with this lid so far and it comes in a selection of funky colours to boot!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Giro/bell

    Bike Setup:   Trek 6500

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Kinny a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, Australia

    Date Reviewed: August 30, 1999

    Great looks, molded shell looks great
    Excellent fit - way better than any Bell, Giro

    Not as many cooling ducts as Bells, but who cares???
    Why the hell would you have holes in the visor???

    Bottom Line:   
    Great helmet - excellent looks (well, red & yellow are the only colours available), & it fits very well (kinda like your baseball cap - multi-adjustable & 1-size-fits-all), good cooling (though hasn't been used in heatwave). Hey, great looks is all that matters!

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    Favorite Trail:   
    errrrrrrrrrrr . . .

    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    Replaced Bell Oasis Pro (which was destroyed in head-banging accident) . . much better fit & quality

    Bike Setup:   
    Does it matter???

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