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Helmet for narrow head(5 posts)

Helmet for narrow headBumblebee
Apr 18, 2003 1:23 PM
So I've got this narrow noggen. I've been wearing a Giro Pneumo size L/XL and there are spaces in between the sides of my skull and the sides of the helmet yet I still get a headache from the front of the helmet pressing hard against my forehead.

I'm in the market for a new helmet. Any suggestions for guys with "aerodynamic" headshapes?
sizing pads or stickon foam weatherstrip taperetro
Apr 18, 2003 4:27 PM
Home Depot (and everybody else) carries a self-adhesive foam weatherstripping tape in three or four thicknesses that you can use to pad the sides.
Try Limar F1075ive
Apr 18, 2003 4:37 PM
Of the helmets I've tried, I think Limar has the narrowest fit (side-to-side). I wear size small Bell, but my size Medium Limar are narrower. Many shops stock Limar these days, I think you shouldn't have too much trouble finding one. Hope this helps.
Try some different brands.Spoke Wrench
Apr 19, 2003 7:04 AM
I suspect that helmet manufacturers use different headforms to mould their helmets. I think that Bell and Giro helmets are closer to round when viewed from the top. Specialized helmets look to me to be more oval.

Good luck.
re: Helmet for narrow headDINOSAUR
Apr 19, 2003 9:29 AM
You can stick padding on the sides of your helmet that will full in the space. But the Giro helmets have a dial in fit, wonder if you have the right size? The new Giros with the Roc Loc 3 (or4) retention system makes it a snap to get a custom fit within a couple of minutes.

But helmets are like anything else, it's what works for you.
My suggestion would be to locate an LBS that has a large helmet selection and try on a bunch of different brands until you find one you like. It's sort of like trying on a pair of shoes, or finding the right saddle..

I stuck padding in my old helmet, but it absorbed perspiration when riding in hot weather, and it dripped down my face, try to do without the stuff if you can, and if you use it don't put it in the front. Skull caps help also, suck up the perspiration and make the helmet fit just a little more snug. I have two types, one for winter and one for summer, so I never have to mess with the adjustment....