Pro-Tec Ace Helmet

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.49

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Product Description

The Ace BIKE helmets have quickly become the most recognizable helmets in the park or at the trails. Increased venting, aero styled shell, and SXP multi-impact technology are the key features protecting the skulls of a few OF our top riders like Ryan Guettler and Chris Doyle.

SIZES: JR | S | M | L | XL

Certified to: CPSC 1203 / ASTM 1447 / CE 1078 (Standard Bike Certification)

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SJSharks2010 a Weekend Warrior from Sudbury, Ontario

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2010

Strengths:    Solid, Looks Good, Great Fit, Can Be Reused After Mild Accident, Good Protection.

Weaknesses:    Sort Of Heavy, Can Get Very Hot.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent Helmet For An Excellent Price.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Sportchek

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DRAD1992 a Racer from London, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2010

Strengths:    Solid helmet. Saves lives.

Weaknesses:    Sweatband and glue wear quickly. Retains the smell of sweat for a while and it's gross.

Bottom Line:   
It has saved my life twice. Surgeon told me without it I was dead. BUY ONE> IT'LL SAVE YOUR LIFE!

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Favorite Trail:   Meadowlily

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Specialized P.1 2009. w/ Mavic 721 26" Rim and DT Swiss spokes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mjizz a Downhiller from revelstoke

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2008

Strengths:    fit is great, no wobble or fruit salad hat appearance like xc helmets, price is hard to go by, looks great

Weaknesses:    velcro to padding has come apart in places, can be a little warm sometimes but not really enough to bother me at all

Bottom Line:   
i like the protection, fit and appearance of this helmet. at 40 bucks aussie it was a steal and i feel much better riding through town than in a full face (cos i had no ther option and it sucked).

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Favorite Trail:   Canada

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   some old piece of junk that snapped in half, giro remedy

Bike Setup:   08 giant reign x1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TrackSmart a Weekend Warrior from Ithaca, NY 14850

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2008

Strengths:    Nice looking for those who don't like the Lance Armstrong, spandex-racer, super-aero look. The SXP model is designed to take multiple impacts (i.e. you don't have to throw it away after a small to moderate crash). It is CPSC certified for bicycle crashes AND certified for skating impacts. More head coverage than a regular bike helmet. Round profile could theoretically be better in a crash (nothing for the helmet to snag onto and cause neck damage). Inexpensive, even at the full $40 retail price

Weaknesses:    Much fewer vent holes than a normal cycling helmet. Heavier than most bike helmets - though this is only relevant to weight-weenies - it weighs 450 grams versus 300 grams for my much more expensive road-racing helmet. It also has almost no adjustability possible - it either fits your head in the 3-4 sizes available, or it doesn't! There is no inner harness with a click-wheel like most normal bike helmets have. So you really, really, ought to try them on in the store before you buy one and accept that you'll have to pay $10 compared to buying online.

Bottom Line:   
While all helmets look silly to some degree (especially off the bike!), this one is a lot cooler-looking when you are dressed in street clothes. It won't make you look like a spandex-clad wanna-be racer, either. However, it doesn't have nearly as much venting as most high quality bike helmets. I haven't had it long enough to tell you if this is a major problem, but I'll try to post back and compare it to my other bike helmets in terms of warm-weather comfort.

5-chilis for value! This one is cheap, even at full retail, AND it can take multiple impacts, so it's not disposable.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Good

Similar Products Used:   High quality 'normal' bike helmets with lots of vents and quick-adjust harnesses.

Bike Setup:   Hard tail mountain bike; Converted cyclocross bike;

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