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Which road helmet to buy?(5 posts)

Which road helmet to buy?Car Magnet
Apr 29, 2001 12:35 PM
I need some advice on a helmet. I don't wear one normally (I'm a cycling cap type of guy), but the wife is all over me since my accident. I've been looking at the Giro Pneumo/Boreas/Eclipse, Briko Twinner and Rudy Project Frigo Fuego. I have a pretty round melon-sized head (yes I look like Charlie Brown in the pumpkin patch!). I have tried the Giro models on and have not tried the others out. Since it is hard to tell what a helmet feels like just by looking at pictures, I have come to ask the all knowing cyclists of this site for recommendations. May your wheels stay true and never puncture! Thanks.
re: Which road helmet to buy?dope
Apr 29, 2001 12:57 PM
the one that fits
re: Which road helmet to buy?LLSmith
Apr 29, 2001 3:28 PM
I also have a large round head(very large brain inside). The only one that is comfortable for me is the Giro Stelvio. Good Luck, Larry Smith
re: Which road helmet to buy?DINOSAUR
Apr 29, 2001 6:18 PM
I based mine on fit, price and color, in that order. Yes, do wear a helmet, I'm a survivor of a nasty crash and I would be a vegetable or my wife would be a rich widow if I had not been wearing one. I cringe when I see someone riding without a helmet, you might as well play Russian Roulette.
Yeah, fit. Ya gotta try 'em on.shmoo
Apr 29, 2001 8:01 PM
Probably not a good idea to mail order your first unless you don't mind going through the time consuming exchange process until you get it right. I think you'll find that each manufacturer tends to assume a certain head roundness (if that makes sense). Some are more oval - some more round. Also some locking systems (the contraption on the back of the helmet) may fit your noggin better than others. You need to find out which brands tend to fit the best. Once you've got that figured out you'll be able to decide on price level, which is generally proportional to ventilation. Believe me, ventilation makes a huge difference, especially to one who isn't used to wearing a lid. Nothing like a helmet that doesn't vent effectively 80 miles into a hot century.