I crashed on a Mountain Bike, concussion and memory loss. Helmet saved me from very severe injuy - it absorbed energy and broke before my skull did. Went out and bought the same item when I started to ride again.
Feels true to size
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Got this to replace a helmet that was stolen along with my bike. I'm a daily commuter, so I picked this one because it was the best fit out of the ones I tried at a couple different local bike shops, and I wanted to get one so I could quickly get back to riding.
It does fit well and is quite comfortable, but if you're doing more than a leisurely ride it really heats up in there. Granted, I did have it out pushing hard on a 50 mile ride when it was 95 degrees out and I really heat up when I exercise, but it's still hotter than other helmets I've had. And it does get hot even if the weather and the riding are not so extreme.
It's especially fun because when you take it off after a hot ride, a nice little splash of sweat pools up right above your eyebrows at the front of the helmet. Makes you feel really cool to take that off and have sweat just pour out from the top of your head. REALLY cool.
Anyhow, if you don't heat up much when you bike then I'd say it's a great helmet, but for me not so good.