When given the option, carbon fiber is almost always better versus some other type of material. I mean sure, most probably would not want to wipe with carbon fiber toilet paper but in just about every other case its just better! Where carbon fiber really excels is saving weight and standing up to heavy impacts, which is why having a carbon fiber helmet is ideal. Sparco (Sparco.com) has several carbon fiber helmet options but the WTX-7 Air makes for a great choice because its lightweight, certified by SNELL (SA2010), FIA approved, and comes in at just $1,000.
I know that price tag seems high but for a carbon fiber helmet approved for just about every motorsport, that is a pretty good price! The WTX-7 Air also has vents to keep the visor clear and user cool. There are also fittings for a drink tube and intercom system. There is also the clear and simple fact that it looks awesome!
If you have the cash and you’re looking for a new skull shell, this would make a great choice.