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Giro Borreas, Limar F107, or L Garneau Bikini?(9 posts)

Giro Borreas, Limar F107, or L Garneau Bikini?Tsunami
Mar 12, 2001 3:42 PM
Considering one of these 3. Borreas has the advantage in price ($99 at most major retailers). What size Giro if I currently wear a Bell Nemisis medium? I like my Nemisis a lot but want something different this time. Anyone use any of these and/or have any comments or advice?
re: Giro Borreas, Limar F107, or L Garneau Bikini?ScottV
Mar 12, 2001 4:34 PM
Well I would say L Garneau just because I'm Canadian eh :). All of them are good. I have a Giro Helios (Shh don't tell Louis). Fits like a glove and very well vented. Helmets are like shoes. You need to try them on to find out what fits. Go to a good LBS. Where talking about your melon here.
re: Giro Borreas, Limar F107, or L Garneau Bikini?GitterDone
Mar 12, 2001 4:49 PM
I have the F107-fitz like a glove-great ventilation in baking Florida sun-retention system works real well-BTW-I got mine for $69(!) @planetoutdoors just b4 they went under..whatta deal! Ride on.....
LimarDustin
Mar 12, 2001 7:14 PM
I bought a Limar F107 last fall and have to say it is awesome. It fits absolutely perfect. No local bike shops had them so I took the chance and mail ordered one and it fit perfect. The venting is great. Huge vents every where. The retention device is second to none. And it looks pretty slick. One more thing. It has a lifetime replacement policy, you crash it, just send it back and you get a new one for the price of shipping. You really can't go wrong with any of them but I recommend the Limar.
I love my LimarYoungRcR
Mar 13, 2001 3:32 AM
I got a blue metal Limar F107, and its great! YOu actually forget that you are wearing it, the retention feels great as well!
How bout this?Kreeger
Mar 13, 2001 8:50 AM
http://www.deesidecycles.com/images/metstrad2.jpg

It's English and badass
It's a helmet....... & a cheese grater!E3
Mar 13, 2001 12:01 PM
It appears well-ventilated, but its appearance is a bit gaudy for me. Maybe it looks better in person.
The Strad...nigel
Mar 13, 2001 12:11 PM
is tough to get over here (they can't always ship here; some sort of disclaimer I've seen online). Plus, they don't make them in XS or Small sizes. Booo.

I think they're pretty rad looking. A couple of pro teams wear them. As many vents as they have, though, I wonder if they're placed as well as the Boreas' airholes.
re: Giro Borreas, Limar F107, or L Garneau Bikini?Ian
Mar 13, 2001 7:16 PM
I would vote for the Boreas anyway, I wear one, but when it costs less, there should be no question. The "but" to that is, it must fit you well. As the another post mentioned, try them on.