Even if you don’t value your brain too good, you can still keep your pretty mouth with the Comp II.
No matter what you had for breakfast, you don’t want a mouthful of handlebar for lunch. Get the Six Six One full-faced Comp II Helmet to protect your brain that your riding buddies say isn’t there. This tough polycarbonate shell helmet has vents out the ying-yang to keep your hot head cool when you line up for another road gap in a narrow alley of hardwoods. The visor adjusts to block out the blinding desert sun while you follow the rocky spine to the valley floor. After you ride all weekend, throw the soft EPS foam liner in the wash and get all the mud and stink off it.
[shell] polycarbonate, EPS foam
mountain biking, freeride, DH
How to Measure:
For best results, use a tape measure.
Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.
Open-Face Helmets: Recon
Full-Face Helmets: Evo, Evo Carbon
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Light, comfortable and style in one inexpensive package, and it protects my noggin and face. Can even slip in some shades if i wanted to on inside. Use it for all mountain biking, light downhill and cross country....do have to take it off after a brutal climb, gets a little hot, but you get used to it...everyone needs a break so i just take it off then.
I got this for like $65 or whatever when it was on sale. It's light and does its job but you can definitely tell the difference between this and a higher end helmet in terms of sturdiness and padding. But I've taken a few knocks the head and been fine. I wouldn't wear it dropping off cliffs or going b**ls to the wall DH racing, but it should be fine for the average DH rider looking to keep things on a budget. It is comfortable to wear for sure and I personally like the lightness of it since I don't feel I need a really expensive helmet. Plus it looks pretty bad ass.
Finally bought the 661 Comp II Helmet this year after renting protective gear at the park for a few seasons. I am smaller female rider and the XS fits great. The helmet has good visibility and a secure fit, although it may be somewhat heavier than higher end helmets. Regardless, I think the Comp II is a good choice for riders with limited funds for DH gear. I have crashed off a jump in this helmet and it definitely saved my skull.
so i used it for the first time this weekend at MAMMOTH, its my first Full Face helmet so i have nothing to compare it, but all i have to say, is helmet is very light, and very comfortable, i have a large head *(7 3/4 in new era) i got the XL, its tight, but a in a good way tight. temps were 45F at the top in the morning to 90F during the day, and helmet vents/breathes just fine when you're riding downhill, channels air pretty good. it does get hot when you're standing around or climbing a bit, but thats to be expected. overall i was very happy, especially for this price. there is one drawback: seems like its the helmet of choice for the rental shops/mountain shop, so everyone with a rental bike had this same helmet, but thats the only thing i didnt like
This helmet exceeded my expectations. The fit was right on, the style is cool. Did a big downhill at Sugar Mtn NC. This helmet style seems to be very popular with the downhillers, saw a lot of the same model. I wear glasses, the helmet was not restrictive in that way, great peripheral vision, very pleased with the gear.
My head measures 23" in the widest spot with the tape fairly tight, 23 1/4" held loose, suggesting a size Large. I decided that i would follow other suggestions and size up to an XL. I am very glad that i did. The XL is still a tight fit, but not uncomfortable.
It is almost as light as a XC helmet and feels very solid. It is NOT made for high speed down hill crashes, but is perfect for the rides when you want more protection than normal XC helmet. Great venting, but i wouldn't climb in it.
I have taken 2 decent spills with this helmet and it has definitely paid for itself already. It is lightweight, durable, and has good ventilation. I'd recommend this for people just getting into the downhill scene and don't want to spend a ton. I'm 100% satisfied with my purchase.
Sizing Info: I wear a 7 3/4 hat size and i got a large in this helmet. Fits similarly to Giro brand helmets.
The official 661 statement is that it is not, however I have taken a few spills with it ( not blunt impact ) and it is still sturdy and safe. It is definitely an intro level helmet, but it has served me very well. If you're looking for something that will take more of a beating I'd recommend some of the more expensive/heavy duty options.
First off, this helmet is amazing for the price. I doubt it could be beat for the money.
Pros -Generous ventilation keeps your head nice and cool -terry cloth inside and chinstrap make it SUPER comfortable and not scratchy at all. -very light, -nice and slim, doesnt make you look like a bobblehead -True to size -nice and open, good with goggles
Cons -Scratches easy -Visor is mediocre, but should not deter you from buying!
I dont see myself buying another helmet for a while, but when i do im definitely investing more money next time, considering i ride 5 times a week. But for someone whos just looking for a solid helmet, this thing is perfect and you will not be disappointed.
I have a 2010 661 full face, and the visor was made from such brittle material it broke on the first easy fall. I took a piece of it and was even able to snap it in half with two fingers. So I go to 661 looking for a replacement, ready to pay them for it, and they tell me it's out of stock. Probably because everyone else broke their cheap visors too. So, tough luck. Their only suggestion was to buy a new helmet. Great planned obsolescence, guys -- the helmet is only eight months old and been used a half dozen times. I won't be buying anything from 661 again.