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Santini Skull Caps @ Performance Bikes.....(5 posts)

Santini Skull Caps @ Performance Bikes.....Tyler S.
Mar 30, 2001 5:17 PM
I realize this ain't the season to be asking such a question, but I'm placing an order with Performance and thought I might add one of these for this this coming summer (if it eeeeever gets here). I tend to sweat quite a bit and have not had great success with the various headbands I've tried. A fellow rider suggested a skull cap and I wondered if they offer any advantages over your basic headband.

Anyway, I'd appreciate any feedback, good or bad. Also, please feel free to suggest anything that you feel may be a better alternative.

TIA!!
those are the stupidest looking thingsjohn de
Mar 30, 2001 6:31 PM
thats all i have to say
re: Santini Skull Caps @ Performance Bikes.....Akirasho
Mar 30, 2001 6:49 PM
... assuming you're wearing it under a helmet... your head is a major heat exchanger... under many circumstances, I'd imagine that you'd actually sweat more.

Have you tried additional helmet pads. Giro makes some nice ones... you just might need a couple extra shoved in the brain bucket to wick away the excess... course, as your fitness increases, the sweat (and it's concentration) should decrease.

Also, consider frequent cool water drinks on your ride... cool fluids on you stomach will naturally lower your core temperature... even during strenuous exercise.

Be the bike.
What kind of headbands?Rich Clark
Mar 31, 2001 6:47 PM
I don't think much of those thin headbands sold to cyclists either. I just use ordinary terry/elastic tennis-type sweatbands. I buy em by the dozen at Sports Authority, keep a couple of spares in along in the summer.

In cooler weather, being bald, I wear a headsweats, which is like a terry/coolmax headband with an attached do-rag. Makes me look like a pirate, aargh matey!

RichC
re: Santini Skull Caps @ Performance Bikes.....Made in Taiwan
Apr 1, 2001 10:47 PM
i even use HeadSweats inthe summer, doen't get hot, just wicks the sweat like crazy, i carry an extra one on long rides