Okay I am bored but genuinely interested who would receive the title of riding with the oldest helmet by manufacture date on the helmet. I think we all know that we should replace it every 5 years (so we are told or the manufacturers would be out of business:>:>). Anyways I am in between helmets at the moment and currently wearing a Shoei a mate gave me. Excellent fit, nice and quite on the highway, cool iridium visor etc etc. Looked on the tag July 2000 manufacturing date. Wow! Better to wear a 12yr old Shoei that fits great than a $99 helmet??? I am in between as I have had 3 other helmets before: 1st a RJays SP2 that was sold to me one size large (L) when I was a newbie, they should have fitted me up better, within a year helmet no. 2 was an RJays CFK1 in medium, nice look, felt okay except for the pressure induced headaches and the looseness after 6 months. Mental note forget Rjays. Helmet no.3 was a Shark evoline s2, abominably noisy and some pressure headaches too but it was the noise that annoyed me the most. Interestingly it was a size small that fitted very snugly,better than the others but no other size small fits. Now I am on the market looking and am just confused, is the name worth the $500 or can a $99 RXT that felt pretty good do the job. Cannot wait for the Aldi helmets either who knows..... Anyways the helmet I am wearing is 12 yrs old so what is everyone else wearing?