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I'm upgrading my EUC to a 30+ mph model soon. I also need to upgrade my current cheap-o bike helmet to something that will protect my face. Not that I have a modeling career, but I'd simply prefer to not have my jaw wired shut due to a face plant at 20-30 mph. So, in the interest of safety, I'm planning on getting fully geared up. Unlike some of you that are able to drop $300+ on a sweet, glossy, carbon fiber brain bucket, I'm looking for something to get started keeping a budget in mind, but still being safe (read value here). After reviewing existing threads on this, I haven't found the information I'm looking for. I'm interested in paved trail riding with some off road. I'm not sure if the open face (downhill mountain bike style) or the modular fully enclosed helmet (motorcycle with flip up front) would be better. Here are a couple options I'm looking at that would be an improvement over the basic bike helmet I have now. Since I live in Southern California, rain and cold are not really an issue. The ability to stay cool with good airflow is more important. Bell Servo Adult BMX Helmet 1Storm Motorcycle Modular Helmet Pros - Light weight, can easily talk to other riders, pedestrians, etc. Visor, (52) 4 star rating on Amazon, easier to mount rear view mirror. Cons - Only CPSC bike compliant, would need to wear sunglasses or googles for higher speeds, noise Pros - Quieter, built in optional shaded visor, ability to lift front to talk to other riders when stopped, DOT Approved (safer), (804) 4.5 star rating on Amazon. Cons - Heavier, not as easy to engage with others, maybe harder to mount the mirror (?). $55.29 on Amazon $58.95 on Amazon If the bike helmet looks too cheap, I also looked at the Bell Sanction Helmet. It seems like many EUC riders like @Flyboy10 use the BMX style open full face helmet. However, other riders like @Marty Backe go with the full motorcycle helmet. I'd really love to hear about the pros and cons from actual riding with the various options and I'm interested in helmets that can be purchased right now on Amazon rather than a special one that is available in Europe only. Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions you have. I really value all the experience and positive support this group provides.
Hi everyone, After considering e-bikes, e-scooters and e-skates, I think that the best way to improve my daily commute is by using an electric unicycle. The other electric devices are too heavy or bulky to store them in my class at university. The option of an electric skateboard was a good choice until I rode one and found out that they are pretty un confortable if the terrain isn't smooth enough, in addition they aren't ver safe neither. Although they're a lot of fun. My daily commute consists in 2km to get to the train station and then another 2,5km to get to my university. There aren't a lot of hills and the pavements are pretty regular. I don't mind about speed, I prefer confort and smoothness in the ride. And I also want a compact EUC that can be easily stored and that doesn't weight too much. By the way, I'm a complete newbie in this topic and any advice would be very nice! -My budget is 500 euros, although it could increase a bit if your recommendations are worth it. -Maximum speed of 20km or more. -Minimum range of 10km. -Near the weight of 10kg or less. -Preferably a 14inch wheel. -Preferably water protection. -Preferably with a warranty by the seller. -And the most important: I want a durable EUC that can last me a loooong time since it would be my daily commuter tool. THANKS TO EVERYONE REALLY APPRECIATE IT!