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Helmet Fit(4 posts)

Helmet FitTrekMan
Sep 19, 2001 8:13 AM
I'm going looking for a new helmet tomorrow and was wondering if anyone could tell me how a "good fitting" helmet should feel. Should there be room around the sides, should my head touch the top of the inside of the helmet. Should it be able to move around on my head when I don't have the strap locked?
re: Helmet FitPsyDoc
Sep 19, 2001 8:25 AM
The Bicycle Helmet Saftety Institute has some pretty good basic info you should examine. The URL is: http://www.bhsi.org/fit.htm
re: Helmet FitLone Gunman
Sep 19, 2001 11:12 AM
Colorado Cyclist is selling the Giro Eclipse helmet right now for $69.99. They list it as a Roc Loc 2 (it is a 3). The difference is that it has a sliding adjustment in the back of the helmet and that cinches the helmet nice and snug. A second height adjustment is also on the helmet. From a fit standpoint, it depends on the shape of your head. You got either a football or a volleyball shaped head. Giro is a good fit for me, (football). Bell is volleyball shaped head. There are others to consider but those are 2 major helmets you will encounter.
Giro Roc Loc 4grzy
Sep 19, 2001 2:26 PM
A helmet with this system will fit any noggin like a glove. Release the back tabs, place helmet on head, slide back tabs together and viola! Secure chin strap and go riding after assuring that it's proprely set on your head.

This system has to be tried to be believed. Pneumo and the E2 have it, but it may be on others now. It's patented so everything else is "not exactly".