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Question Helmet Suggestions/Opinions?

Im looking for a decent helmet, and goggles. Found a deal on eBay (I know), and they have good reviews. It's a China knock off, but says it's DOT certified. What do you guys think?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOT-Off-Road...p=mtr#rpdCntId
cheaper version below, but in flat black..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-Vogu...mVO-auHwuo6XFA
They either say unbranded, or AOHUA brand. I know that a lot of times you can get something of "decent" quality from China on the cheap. So looking for some input. Anyone else tried these? Got other suggestions, places to go online?
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I've got a Bell Star Carbon and Shoei RF1100 for my bikes, so I know it would be a massive step backward in quality. Just don't know if I'm willing to drop 4 or 5 bills on the helmet/goggle set up I'd likely prefer. Anyway, speak up! Lotta lurkers around here, Lol

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Kinda diggin this O'neal one too. The multi-colored version. Looks very comic/tattoo styled
http://www.cyclegear.com/ONEAL-2015-...FZQ6gQodpGEPUg

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Tap, tap, tap... "Is this thing on?"
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I bought my helmet on "closeout" from Rock mountain ATV. I has worked perfectly! heres thew link to it. https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...ut-Helmet-2015

here is a link to the closeout helmets on rocky mountain.
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t...=1&sort=2being

But I agree with 500+ dollars for them isn't right, don't get me wrong I never ride without my helmet I know the dangers and how insane it is to not have on a helmet. But I just don't have that kind of money, especially when "last years" helmets are being sold for 40-90 bucks, ya know?

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Of anything I'd buy a Chinese knock off of, it wouldn't be a helmet. Buy a known brand. Take Andon's advice and search the Rocky Mountain closeouts.
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Some of those Fox V2's are dirt cheap if you can find your size. That's what I ride with and love it. My exact helmet is on there for $69.99. Killer price.
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Thanks guys. I started veering away from that first one pretty quick. It's funny you mentioned Fly Andon, cause I think I'm getting the F2 Carbon Fastback (blue, white, black) below, unless i come across something else. I'll check the RM close outs now.

Any input on some quality goggles?
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Thanks guys. I started veering away from that first one pretty quick. It's funny you mentioned Fly Andon, cause I think I'm getting the F2 Carbon Fastback (blue, white, black) below, unless i come across something else. I'll check the RM close outs now.

Any input on some quality goggles?
I stopped buying expensive goggles once I found a few inexpensive ones that work well. Now I ride with these Scott's and swap lenses depending on conditions. The blue chrome is great for bright sun on the dunes. They don't fog up on me and they have yet to scratch.



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Damn.. Looks like all the Fly's are one sale except the Fastback series. Oh well.. I wouldn't be paying too much more than the RM closeout prices going through Riders Discount. Mike's helped me out with parts for my bikes and quads for years. I highly recommend doing business with them btw.
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