The fit of a helmet is really critical to safety and happiness. -It might be worth finding another store to try them on, as even the same helmet can change internal dimensions and padding in the next iteration/generation.
I haven't tried Bilt, so I haven't got an opinion on them. Most helmets on the market today are light years ahead of what most of us started riding with, and some of the less expensive helmets rate very well in testing and in the real world. Most of the price differences are in the quality of the liners and visors and in the light weight. -The less it weighs, the higher the price. In terms of the internal quality, the good stuff is moving down market pretty rapidly and some of the lower priced offerings are very nice, from what I have seen.
The biggest single factor, aside from it passing muster with the safety org of your choice, is that it be comfortable and not ill-fitting. To find that out, you have to try it on... Road trip?!!!
'12 650 Adventure
Madstad 22inch Adventure windscreen & bracket
Adventuretech fork brace & mirror extenders
Enduro Guardian skid plate and radiator guard
Suzuki top box
Last edited by PcolaDennis; 07-29-2017 at 01:00 PM.