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Old Yesterday, 06:48 AM   #1
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ASMA band ICON helmets

All the local squids are bitching about this on the facebook groups lol

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...fety-concerns/
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any ICON i had always started falling apart after a couple years, now have a 5,3 and 1 yr old SHOEI. i don't even look at the Icon helmets..the jackets seem ok.
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Yeah I owed three icon helmets. And you’re right, they don’t last long, especially for the price of some of them. .

I did like their leather jackets though.
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I did like their leather jackets though.
Had an Icon leather jacket back in the day. That thing was a tank; the leather was a lot thicker than my Dainese. One of the British bike mags did a test on leathers, checking seams, abrasion wear, etc. The Dainese came near mid pack, with many other less expensive suits fairing way better in the testing. Truth be told, a lot of the different brands are made in the same factory overseas.
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I can't imagine what local PA squids, have to bitch about a New Mexio Roadracing org banning a brand of helmet. Granted it's definitely a squid helmet. It's tough to imagine someone taking track days seriously enough to do them more than once, and actually still own an Icon.
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It’s because icon is their brand. Anytime anyone says anything bad about them their brain starts to hurt.
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We are also discouraging anyone considering track days, riding on the street, or playing in a sandbox from using these helmets
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