I was looking for a race helmet that wouldn't break the bank. I watched the video for this model helmet and Brian mentions this model is appropriate for the track. Great! I spoke with customer service before ordering the helmet and stated that this helmet was going to be for racing and that I needed the most recent manufacture possible. I was told that the helmet shouldn't be more than a year old. I received the helmet. It fit fine and the visibility was good so I took it to the track. I was quite surprised to learn at tech inspection that the helmet only had a few months left before it would be too old to pass inspection. It was my mistake to take the word of a salesperson. Buyer beware. Double check the manufacture date with your own eyes before using any helmet regardless of price, especially if you are racing. You may end up having to buy another helmet.
Note from STG Staff: Given the large amount of orders we process daily it is not possible to open each helmet to check the date code. Best practice when you need a helmet with the newest build date is to purchase the most recent released graphic to ensure it is fresh. We are reaching out to you now to see if we can help sort this out for you. - STG