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Bluegrass Golden Eye MTB Enduro lid Helmet (regular price elsewhere £60+-£100) £39.99 @ JE James Cycles
Bluegrass Golden Eye MTB Enduro lid Helmet (regular price elsewhere £60+-£100) £39.99 @ JE James Cycles

Bluegrass Golden Eye MTB Enduro lid Helmet (regular price elsewhere £60+-£100) £39.99 @ JE James Cycles

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yeah its only a helmet buy one from lidl for £5-6 for the cold voters, but sure the mtb'ers on here will vote hot and buy...

this helmet was rated 4.5 / 5 on bike radar / MBUK when launched at £99..

five colourways,

The Bluegrass Golden Eyes HES helmet is designed for All Mountain / Enduro riding.

Offering a great balance of protection and venting its an ideal partner for exploring in the mountains or racing Enduro.

This is the first All Mountain helmet deigned by BluegrassOne of the cutting edge engineering projects Bluegrass have developed recently is HES (Homothermic Embedded Skeleton) construction technology. By partially embedding two shells into each other bluegrass have reduced the weight of the helmet whilst increasing its shock absorption capacity.

This is the first All Mountain helmet deigned by BluegrassOne of the cutting edge engineering projects Bluegrass have developed recently is HES (Homothermic Embedded Skeleton) construction technology. By partially embedding two shells into each other bluegrass have reduced the weight of the helmet whilst increasing its shock absorption capacity.
Gel O2 silicone front pad made from Hypo Allergenic, Anti-bacterial, Thermo-stabilizing polyurethane Morpho Gel Anti Allergenic Coolmax interior head and side pads.
Retention System Gravity Occipital retention system.
MX Type Adjustable Visor.
Kevlar straps.
Google Lock.

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bikeradar.com/roa…34/
Launched at this year’s Eurobike, the Golden Eye is an enduro specific lid from French protection brand Bluegrass.


The back end of the lid is dropped low to maximise skull coverage, and there’s a sizable visor that has a decent range of adjustment, so you can get its position just right.

Despite giving plenty of coverage, there’s loads of ventilation on offer too, making the Golden Eye one of the coolest helmets we've tried recently. The visor helps channel air through the shell, where deep internal channels allow plenty of airflow.

The straps’ webbing has an open central strip to help keep them cool, and the gel padding helps divert sweat away from the eyes.

Bluegrass have included a goggle strap clip on the rear of the helmet too, along with the appropriate sized hole for an integrated POV camera mount, which is handy

Lol. Never buy one from a supermarket unless it is a normal cycling brand.

Good deal, Hot.

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MAdam98

Lol. Never buy one from a supermarket unless it is a normal cycling brand.


Yea, got to have that brand name on your lid!

Because that, along with a few extra vents and some flashy graphics, is really all that differentiates that 'supermarket' one from a fancy high end one. But some people really don't seem to like money for some reason.

And I'm a bike snob incidentally, so I really should be saying the complete opposite. But lids are lids, it's a lump of polystyrene with a velcro strap at the end of the day. They are all tested to the same quality standard.


Edited by: "SanTokiMTB" 22nd Dec 2014

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SanTokiMTB

Yea, got to have that brand name on your lid!Because that, along with a … Yea, got to have that brand name on your lid!Because that, along with a few extra vents and some flashy graphics, is really all that differentiates that 'supermarket' one from a fancy high end one. But some people really don't seem to like money for some reason.And I'm a bike snob incidentally, so I really should be saying the complete opposite. But lids are lids, it's a lump of polystyrene with a velcro strap at the end of the day. They are all tested to the same quality standard.



you forget the R&D costs & Design fees of the more expensive helmets, yes a £6 helmet from argos or lidl will do the same job , BUT
will it keep your head cool, have the lightest materials, have a comfy fit.

and finally if tesco are happy to falsify accounting records, then why not falsify testing certificates on the cheapest chinese produced helmets

i have a 661 recon and an argos helmet as backup, guess which one i wear?

I know which helmet I'd use when I'm mountain biking and it's certainly not a cheap tesco special, this deal is surely for serious mountain bikers who will be on the bike for hours, as said above, comfort and air flow are huge factors when buying a helmet

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marshy01uk

Not all helmets are the … Not all helmets are the same.....http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/helmets-and-protection/helmet-standard/product/review-bluegrass-golden-eye-13-47734/


Sorry, is that link actually meant to mean something? It says nothing about the safety performance of more expensive helmets against cheaper variants, whereas there are a multitude of websites that tested helmets of all price ranges and found no significant difference (I'm sure you know how to use Google).

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SanTokiMTB

Sorry, is that link actually meant to mean something? It says nothing … Sorry, is that link actually meant to mean something? It says nothing about the safety performance of more expensive helmets against cheaper variants, whereas there are a multitude of websites that tested helmets of all price ranges and found no significant difference (I'm sure you know how to use Google).


You could argue full suspension is pointless as a hardtail is fine at most trail centres and national parks across the uk, same as helmets are no different

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souljacker

I know which helmet I'd use when I'm mountain biking and it's certainly … I know which helmet I'd use when I'm mountain biking and it's certainly not a cheap tesco special, this deal is surely for serious mountain bikers who will be on the bike for hours, as said above, comfort and air flow are huge factors when buying a helmet


Don't get me wrong, I agree completely. I ride a carbon steed with an RRP of £5k, and I wouldn't dream of being seen dead in a supermarket helmet (for what it's worth I wear a Giro for the peaks and Wales, and a cheapie Trespass for commuting).

I'm just pointing out that anyone who thinks that a branded lid is countless times more safe than a supermarket lid is suffering from illusions unfortunately. All helmets are tested to the same safety standard, and it has been proven time after time by independent labs that any differences between them are negligible.

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whatyadoinsucka

You could argue full suspension is pointless as a hardtail is fine at … You could argue full suspension is pointless as a hardtail is fine at most trail centres and national parks across the uk, same as helmets are no different


You could, but it would be exactly my point so I'm not sure why you would want to argue it for me?
It's down to personal preference, branding and how much you want to pay for those few extra features - but ultimately both will do the job.

Hell, I've even seen people get round Cannock on a £50 supermarket special BSO (wouldn't advise it though, didn't look like fun).
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