Having a MX background and having had more than a few concussions my philosophy is anything that protects my brain the best is the best value. Spending less always equal less protection. Having said that this helmet is totally awesome. Super comfortable with great ventilation and peripheral vision. It feels lighter than some of the MX helmets I've had. I bought the Scope in white and it looks unbelievable. Measure your head using Arai's guidelines at their website and figure out your head shape and the model you need. You will not be disappointed!