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Briko helmets- Any good(6 posts)

Briko helmets- Any goodJefferson
Nov 19, 2001 1:18 PM
I see Excel Sports has the Briko Helmets on sale for $88 Are these any good. Does the venturi cooling work at all? My first choice is the Giro Pnuemo but I really don't want to spend that much. Any feedback would be appreciated.
re: Briko helmets- Any goodMCCL
Nov 19, 2001 2:13 PM
I currently have one and use it but would not recommend it. I did buy one of these from Excel for this price also and have had it since Aug. I sweat too much in it. The area around the forhead just does not get good air circulation be it ram or venturi it over heats in this area. Weight wise is good. But remember venturi only works when your moving, so stoping and moving in the city just works against this helmet. I would pick something else that has more open ducts. Look for something with a opening in the front forhead area. I know the Briko has a slot in the forhead area but it does not capture air, in fact the plastic shell hinders it from doing this. Mark my word this helmet does not work. MCCL
re: Briko helmets- Any goodAFred
Nov 19, 2001 3:16 PM
Spend your money wisely. The Pneumo is the best design out there. You will get maximum cooling and minimum weight. If it wasn't for the chin strap, you wouldn't know it was on your noggin.
Nov 19, 2001 6:13 PM
The more hair I lose, the more I seem to sweat. I definitely need air movement over the forehead. Thanks for the advise. I will stick with the Pnuemo.
re: Briko helmets- Any goodgwilliams
Nov 20, 2001 4:10 AM
I believe Performance has the Giro Pnuemo on sale for $119.99 if you are a team member.

re: Briko helmets- Any goodJames
Nov 21, 2001 6:26 PM
I have found no airflow problems at all. The Twinner is very comfortable, fits my head very well and is very lightweight.

Team Saeco/Cannondale and Team Fassa Bortolo use the Twinner with no problems. I know it has to do with sponsorship, but they don't seem to mind wearing the Twinner while climbing the hot-as-hell Dolomite mountains.

For $88, it's a steal. I might pick up an extra.