weight distribution is more important than tightining and the tsg pass helmet wont protect your head in a crash as well as demon podium will
Agreed, in general regarding weight distribution…
AS far as protection… I think that’s much harder to say. Both helmets pass the same euro safety standard, the EN 1078. The demon podium passes the CSPC standard in the US, and the TSG Pass helmet passes the ASTM 1952-10. The CSPC Is considered the slightly harder standard overall.
That said, the ASTM 1952-10 is specifically for downhill mountain biking, and thus one very important test… the anvil drop test (dropping helmet from a specific height onto a steel anvil), is conducted from a greater height than the CSPC test.
In truth, it’s probably about a wash between the two.
It’s likely that only a very few, very specific types of impacts would one have any meaningful difference in outcome and injury or prevention of injury… maybe.
Not sure how the podium stands up to multiple impacts. I know the TSG is one crash and done.
The TSG Pass WILL be better for winter riding in Southern California. A full face helmet with a snug fit visor will always shield away cold air better than a visorless helmet. It gets cold sometimes hitting 30+ on a night thats below 50 degrees… but the TSG Pass was still the most comfortable option, for keeping my Face from going completely numb after a few miles in 40ish degree temps.
Price and style are significantly different. Personally, I prefer the style of the TSG.
Let’s not forget a motorcycle helmet would probably offer the MOST safety, but due to the bulk of the helmet, it actually underperforms the TSG Pass in a real world situation when downhill skateboarding… at least that’s what I’ve heard.
I really don’t think one could go wrong with either helmet… Podium or Pass. Just a matter of budget and aesthetic/ergonomic differences.