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Helmet coverage(5 posts)

Helmet coveragelongfellow68
May 3, 2002 3:02 AM
I was wondering if its better to wear the biggest fitting helmet you can wear and get more coverage around the base of your skull.
I went from a Bell (medium) to Limar (medium) and the side coverage is questionable now. Yeah I know it looks silly having a bigger helmet, but a side impact or one on back of head comes into question now.
Its like the Limar helmet was designed around the retension system first. Backwards engineering.
re: Helmet coveragescruffyduncan
May 3, 2002 3:47 AM
buy a helmet that fits, if it moves around or falls off it'll be more harm than use in a crash and less comfy to wear when riding.
re: Helmet coverageMVN
May 3, 2002 5:14 AM
I've been wearing a Phi Pro for the last two years because they have better side and bottom coverage than anything else I've seen. I almost got a Pneumo a few weeks ago, but it didn't have enough coverage for me so I'm sticking with the Phi. I really don't care if a big helmet looks silly or not, I've got a jughead anyway, lol. Better to have more protection than to look cool, IMHO.
Buy a helmet that fitsMel Erickson
May 3, 2002 6:37 AM
but all helmets are not created equal. Some definitely cover more ground. I just bought a Bell Influx for two reasons. First, the GPS retention system made the helmet fit better than any other I tried. Second, it had a deeper "bucket" and came down farther on the sides and back than others, including the Bell Phi, which is sold as a road helmet. The Influx is sold as a mountain bike helmet and comes with a detachable visor which I took off and will never use, not even mountain biking. Without the visor it looks no different than any other road helmet.
If you're really worried...timfire
May 3, 2002 7:03 AM
Go with one of those BMX helmets and let the fashion police be d@mned!

--Timothy Kleinert