Originally Posted by Mambo Dave
Seriously, though - the helmets aren't worth $199. Period.
Anyone who has owned a quality helmet will notice the shortcomings, cheap parts, etc. IMHO, for those it fits it's worth $130 or $140.
My thinking is that it's just a marketing ploy, again, where they have to show them as more expensive to make people more apt to buy when they're $99. What better time to do that than after the riding season for most of the country has shut down for the winter?
With the new AFX FX-41DS available mid December with a street price of around $130, I'd say it isn't worth a penny more than the $99 price I paid for mine. I have both the Bilt and an AFX FX-39DS, and the AFX is definitely a step up in quality.
The new FX-41DS has the internal sun shade, and as long as the quality is at least as good as the FX-39DS, it will blow the Bilt away...