|Best Helmet for a Big Head?||TonyR|
Apr 10, 2002 9:00 PM
|Anyone have a suggestion for the helmet that best accomodates a large cranium? I could care less about price, as I only have one brain, and sometimes it doesn't work well any how.
Presently using a downline Giro, which is hot and feels like a bucket. The straps are a little too short too.
|re: Best Helmet for a Big Head?||ClydeTri|
Apr 11, 2002 4:20 AM
|I too have a large head..and try on helmets at stores all the time looking...the best I have found , and I have NOT had access to many of the models and brands out there is Trek's Vapor model...it fits me better than any other and is reasonably priced, around $35, and looks fairly good..if that is even too small..Bell has one called Kinghead or something like that...go to www.bellsports.com Can't comment on it, never seen it in person, just online.|
|Trollman says one that fits....||Trollman|
Apr 11, 2002 5:54 AM
|How big is big? If you're below size 8...||retro|
Apr 11, 2002 7:19 AM
|I wear a 7-7/8 hat, and nearly all Bells in L/XL (I think that's the largest size) fit me comfortably with the thinnest pads in place.|
|How big is big? If you're below size 8...||TonyR|
Apr 11, 2002 8:26 AM
|7 3/8, or 7 1/2. One local dealer carries Bell's, but never seems to be well stocked. Giro Pneumo gave me that "buckethead feeling." I'd like to try on Limar, can't find a LBS that carries them. I wonder what the new Rudy Project willl be like? Supposed to have a unique internal fit system.|
|Bell King Head||Alpedhuez55|
Apr 11, 2002 8:49 AM
|He had the same problem with Bell Helmets. I did try a on 2002, I think the model was the X-ray, and if fit better but I am a borderline in fit for the bells. I think the Giro runs slightly larger than bell in the L/XL sixe. Specialized also runs a little larger than the bells too.
If those to do not work, bell makes a model called the King Head. If your head is too big for that one you can make a fortune on the State Fair Freak Show Circuit ;)
|The Buckethead Effect||TonyR|
Apr 11, 2002 10:16 AM
|I've found helemts that fit. Hell, the Giro that I use now fits OK. What I'm looking for is a helmet that feels less like I'm wearing a bucket. So far the Giro Pneumo seems the best, but like I said, I haven't had much of chance to try out others, Bell excepted.
BTW, the someone once told me that I have a head like a T.V. news-anchor. I think that may qualify me for circus side show status.
|The Buckethead Effect||Icefrk13|
Apr 11, 2002 10:52 AM
|I do not like the so called bucket head feeling either. I took a chance and orderd a Met Stradivarius. I like the feeling of the helmet and it looks so cool. The only down side is you will have to order from the UK if you are in the states.|| |