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Best helmet(10 posts)

Best helmetLucas Jensen
May 12, 2002 1:26 PM
I'm going to bike in the southern part of USA this summer. I already have a Giro Boreas and I am pretty much satisfied with the ventilation. Does anyone know of helmets having even better ventilation than the Boreas?

Regards Lucas
Giro Pneumocoonass
May 12, 2002 4:06 PM
May 12, 2002 5:20 PM
Agreed (nm)weiwentg
May 12, 2002 7:07 PM
I'm a little leery of the Pneumo. can that little sytrofoam protect your head?
then again, it's good enough for the Posties...
also Rabobank/ONCEcyclopathic
May 13, 2002 5:08 AM
that's probably why it costs so much we pay to sponsor 'em
May 12, 2002 6:52 PM
Bell helmet man myself.Sintesi
May 13, 2002 5:01 AM
Take a look at the Ghisallo. Light and every bit as stylie as the Giros. Bell is finally catching up.
re: Best helmetMel Erickson
May 13, 2002 5:49 AM
I haven't found a helmet in the last five years that lacks in the ventilation department. In my opinion fit is much more important. Go with the helmet that fits the best. For me it's the Bells with their GPS fit system, Ghisallo, Phi, X-Ray and Influx. I actually like their mountain helmets, X-Ray and Influx, better than their road helmets, Ghisallo and Phi. The mountain helmets have wider, shorter vents which are better at slower speeds. Thats when I like more ventilation, climbing hills. My noggin also fits a little deeper in the X-Ray and Influx, giving me a more secure and better fit. Just like bicycle seats, helmets are very personal. Get what fits, to heck with style.
And then there's Louis Garneauspeedisgood
May 13, 2002 9:09 AM
I've used the 2000 Mask and a previous model (1999 something or another, can't think of the name) and both were pretty mediocre in the ventilation department. In fact, I've found them quite useful in the cold weather thus far in the spring, keeps the noggin kinda warm.

I just got a Pneumo and the comparison is night and day. The Pneumo actually allows enough wind to mess up what little hair I have on top--now that's ventilation!

Plus Giros fit my head near perfect, so it's an easy choice for me. I have a longish head front to back and I think Bells are made for rounder heads.
re: Best helmetIcefrk13
May 13, 2002 6:14 AM
I like the Met Stradivarius for me. the only draw back is you will have to order it from across the pond. but hey with shipping it was still 70 less than the Pneumo.