Gettin whacked in the head and losing your smarts is not the in style this season. I like the red mutiny because a) it doesn't press on my forehead like most other helmets, b) the bill keeps water out of my goggles, and c) it looks good. I've rocked this helmet for some time, probably 200 days on hill, and it has never let me down. If you think helmets are uncool, then you must've hit your head. Safety first, and if you're feelin unsafe, always take a break, perhaps in the trees.