RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - General


Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )


Helmet Pads(10 posts)

Helmet PadsFloorTiger
Aug 20, 2001 6:27 AM
The front pad on my relatively new Giro helmet is shot from the sweat and ripping it off to wash it. I went to Giro's website to see if I could order another, but nothing there. My LBS looked at me like I had two heads when I asked him. Anyone have any ideas? It's the front pad that rests against the forehead. Any homemade remedies?
I have same problem and looking for new pads(nm)Dave Hickey
Aug 20, 2001 6:43 AM
suddenly, me tooterry b
Aug 20, 2001 6:56 AM
out of nowhere. my Boreas is about 1 year old, I've gone much longer in the past using Giros with no problem. I've started pulling the front pad off and washing/drying it before every ride. helps a bit, but after 3 hours on a humid day the sweat starts running down my glasses. I'm wondering if they changed their pad materials. I've been through 2 Exoduses (Exodi?) and never had this happen.
re: Helmet PadsDINOSAUR
Aug 20, 2001 8:01 AM
Cheap solution for me was to start wearing sweatbands. I had to let out the straps on my helmet a tad but it works. It also keeps the sweat out of my eyes. I guess you could try a skull cap, they would work also.
re: Helmet PadsJack S
Aug 20, 2001 8:09 AM
Most helmets come with extra pads, and can surely be bought in or ordered by good LBS; may not be same brand but since they usually just velcro in it doesn't matter. Creative types should be able to make their own out of foam.
re: Helmet PadsCSB
Aug 20, 2001 8:29 AM
I had the same thing with my two month old Pnuemo. I emailed Giro (got the address off the website) and they sent me a new set within about two days free of charge.
re: Helmet PadsArt
Aug 20, 2001 9:51 AM
Same here. I needed new pads for my 3-year old Bell Evo Pro. I sent an e-mail to customer service at Bell, recieved a response the next day, e-mailed them my address and had the pads, free of charge, a couple of days later. I only wish more things were this easy.
re: Helmet PadsMeDotOrg
Aug 20, 2001 8:54 AM
Replacement pads are listed under the accesories page at Giro's website:

http://www.sportshelmets.com/accessories.htm

These pads are hard to find on-line, and most LBS don't carry them. Tell your LBS to order them for you. Don't let them tell you that Giro doesn't make replacement pads. There are four different types of replacement kits. (See Giro's web site). Make sure you get the kit that's right for your helmet.
Similar ProblemPeetey
Aug 20, 2001 9:30 AM
I've had a similar problem with hockey helmets. Apparently retail shops do carry, nor do the manufacturers "distribute" new pads for helmets. I was told this is due to liability concerns (on the part of the shop owners). Likewise, some used equipment shops (e.g, Play it Again Sports) do not sell used helmets.

I guess if the bicycling helmet manufacturers install the pads, the liability is theirs. If the LBS sells the pads and YOU install it, there is a question of who has the liability. Definitely a problem when you're talking injury to the noggin.
Helmet Pad SolutionChar
Aug 20, 2001 6:32 PM
Don't have the Giro helmet but the LBS had Bell pad replacement kits. I had to use some more glue/epoxy hanging around to afix the pads, the self adhesive didn't work so well.

As a balding 40+ male I've now converted over to using Doo-rags under the helmet, next to just a cycling cap (with no helmet), these work the best in preventing sweaty drips on the eyeglasses. Get the ones that are made out of the material used in cycling jerseys, some kind of wicking polyester. The girlfriend is not amused with this new clothing direction and the neighbors don't recognize me but the fashion polece have yet to ticket me.

Ride on

Charlie