Giro E2 or Xen

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Postby Ffluff » Sat Jun 02, 2007 18:18 pm

haven't ever tried the E2 but i love my xen, you feel inside it, rather than a sensation of it being sat perched on your bonce..

With a big crash under my belt last saturday, (landed on my head; the xen did a fab job), i had to replace it. I did waver a little and consider the hex (one criticism is the xen is quite wide on me, but came back to the xen which arrived this morning and i'm well pleased [:)]

Haven't ever been troubled with the heat issue to be honest..

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Postby streako » Sat Jun 02, 2007 20:36 pm

Just try them on in an LBS, Dave and see which suits. I tried an E2 and didnt like the feel of it. It was kind of too high and the vents were just too big to seem proper protecion.

I much preferred the cheaper Havoc which is a good compromise.

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Postby GeeTeewmb » Sun Jun 03, 2007 07:59 am

Dave, you know I have the Xen. Great helmet, but if I was doing it again I'd probably go for the E2. I just find the Xen too warm; although I do run hot anyway.

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Postby baz2963 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 16:38 pm

What about a Fox Flux ? .. I had an E2 for the last 2 years and the Fox is awesome compared to it ?

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Postby zotti » Sun Jun 03, 2007 19:14 pm

I tried on both and found the E2 uncomfortable and the Xen the total opposite, so got the Xen. Had it for about a year and well impressed. As super says though you'll only know when you try them on - got to be done at that price !!

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Postby Timmywmb » Sun Jun 03, 2007 21:50 pm

I tried both the Xen & E2 when shopping for my current Helmet!

Xen didnt fit my head nice at all, but E2 Felt great & I Went for that!

Its all about your heads shape really!

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Postby Pezwmb » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:42 am

A bonus with the Xen is that Giro will do 30% off the cost for a crash replacement helmet, so once you have laid out the initial price-tag, a replacement isn't so expensive.

Don't know if this works for the rest of the range?

I read this in a bike mag review recently and it persuaded me to choose the Xen. Although there is no mention of this offer when you buy the lid???


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Postby papasmurf. » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:02 am

I have a Xen but if I did'nt care more about how I look I'd have gone for the Hex and saved money..and sweated less

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