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MET 5 Element(8 posts)

MET 5 ElementAkirasho
May 11, 2002 11:29 AM
... just got my MET 5 Element helmet and it's everything I'd hoped for and expected from a MET... world class.

While billed as an offroad helmet, it might have some appeal to many roadies. Ive posted a few pics for comparision at

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re: MET 5 ElementJambo
May 11, 2002 12:03 PM
That's a nice looking helmet. Where did you get it?
How does the fit compare to the Giro Helmet? I have a big head, and Giro is the only the brand that fits me comfortably.
re: Bikepark in the UK...Akirasho
May 11, 2002 2:06 PM
MET helmets are not directly available in North America, but many online Euro vendors can get them.

The fit and finish are excellent (mine is an XL) and while I can't guarentee the fit for your massive cranium, it'd probably snug down well. The retention system is similar to Giro... and of the two, the MET may have a slight edge (or it just might be the newness).

It took a long time to get... I even checked with Parker International, and they're backordered as well. You might stand a better chance of snagging one directly in Europe.

Not cheap (about $132 USD including S&H) but the same quality of any similarily priced bucket.

FYI, I've also got a couple of MET Stradivarius... very nice helmet, my favorite (and I've got a lot!)

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re: Bikepark in the UK...Jambo
May 11, 2002 7:34 PM
I wear a L/XL for Giro. What size is your Pneumo? I'm just wondering how they compare. Does the XL Met match a L/XL Giro? Thanks.
I think I would probably go with the Strad.
re: L/XL Pneumo...Akirasho
May 12, 2002 6:38 AM
The Pneumo feels just a tad larger than the MET 5 Element or MET Strad, though that could be a factor of how my straps are arranged and internal pads.

Also note that I'm bald so hair length is not a factor... still, unless the Pneumo is a tight fit, I can't imagine the MET L/XL being too small. Line up a bud with a less ample cranium to bail you out if necessary!

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Ever buy the Strad? (nm)boneman
May 11, 2002 1:48 PM
re: CatlikeJL
May 11, 2002 4:06 PM
How does the Catlike helmet compare to the others?


re: CatlikeAkirasho
May 11, 2002 5:21 PM
The Catlike is a great helmet... well made and well fitting... but physically smaller than any other helmet I've ever owned (and lightweight too).

It carries the same EN 1078 certification as the MET.

It's certainly worthy of consideration.

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