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Giro "Pneumo" or Limar "F107"(13 posts)

Giro "Pneumo" or Limar "F107"jimmyboy
Nov 1, 2001 5:30 AM
I am torn between these 2 helmets. Any help?? They both are priced similarly and are comparable in weight. Does anyone out there have anything to offer to help me choose?? I will accept the "Lance Factor" as a tie breaker.
re: Giro "Pneumo" or Limar "F107"tcr01
Nov 1, 2001 5:34 AM
The tie breaker should be the fit and comfort. Both are great helmets and will save your melon in a crash. Get the best fitting one.
re: Giro "Pneumo" or Limar "F107"Birddog
Nov 1, 2001 6:34 AM
Limar now has the F111 with 37 vents, you might want to give it a look. Personally, I liked the fit and the fit system of the Limar 107, but I liked the more open area of the Pneumo on the lower front. I overheat in the summer, and I'll look at the 111 to see if they improved that area along the brow before I buy. For me it will be one of those three however, and to hell with Lance, I want the one that brings in the most fresh air.
they don't fit the sameDog
Nov 1, 2001 6:57 AM
I have a two Giro's and a Limar. They feel very different. I'd try them both on and go for what feels snug and secure, but still comfortable.

So truejtolleson
Nov 1, 2001 8:17 AM
I was interested in the Limar, but to me it felt too shallow for my bulbous gourd. I bought the Pnuemo for fit reasons.

It terms of venting, weight, quality, and looks I think they are both very competitive with each other.

Let your decision be driven by fit, then price. You can't go wrong with either.
Slightly off topic... Has anyone tried..raboboy
Nov 1, 2001 8:00 AM
Selev helmets? Probikekit is having a sale on them. They look pretty cool, but oddly they are one size fits all.
Nov 1, 2001 3:57 PM
I love it, it is very cool and cool looking, and it stands out a bit (I've yet to see another one around here). It was a bargain compared to the Pneuno... I have the Alien. I don't however like the one size fits all approach, this thing does dig into my forehead just a bit.
RocLoc 4grzy
Nov 1, 2001 8:38 AM
There's no other fit system like it from other manufacturers. You can wear a head band under your helmet or not and the adjustment takes about 10 seconds. I run an E2 MTB helmet with the same fit system, but still use the older road helmet with RL3. Besides, Giro helmets look way cool.
re: Giro "Pneumo" or Limar "F107"NoName
Nov 1, 2001 10:30 AM
FIT... is the word, while they are super cool helmets, one of them will fit better than the other one. Try them on!

Ride On!
Try the Specialized King Cobra. But I'm biased.Elefantino
Nov 1, 2001 4:43 PM
My Spec helmet saved my life in my crash. And the company sent me a new KC when I told them about it. Great people. Great helmet.
Nov 1, 2001 6:13 PM
Limar has a new F-111 that is out or will be soon. My friend has the 107 and I'm not too crazy about it's looks. It looks good by it's self but when it's on someone's head it looks funny. The front of the helmet is thin and sits low to the forhead, it just gives a strange look. Try one first if your gravitating toward it. I have the Giro Pneumo. Great looks but big $$. The crash policy sucks, 20% off a new one. I think the MET helmets are kickass but you can only get them in the UK or Europe.
Nov 1, 2001 6:54 PM
Yeah, the MET Strad is a particularily nice helmet and despite not being sold directly in the US, can be easily attained thanks to the World Wide Web.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
faced the same dilemmaDrD
Nov 2, 2001 4:13 AM
Really liked the way the Pneumo looked, but it didn't even kinda fit (it is much more round than the Limar) - when I put on the right size for front-to-back fit, I could literally spin the helmet on my head! The F107 fit alot better, so I went with that. (actually, I went with the F107+, which includes a visor I never use, but does have a different pad arrangement inside, which made a difference in comfort for me)