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Help: Slipping Helmet...(6 posts)

Help: Slipping Helmet...yatming
Jun 25, 2003 1:07 AM
Just got my Bell Ghisallo...really like this new helmet in general. Unfortunately, due to my funny head shape (flat occiput), the helmet tends to tip forward especially when I start to build up some sweat. The fact that I'm bald doesn't help either.

The size is L and I'm sure the sizing is right coz I also tried a M and there is no way that could fit my wide (but short front to back) head.

I've tried adusting the strapes...still the helmet doesn't want to stay put during ride. It's annoying coz it ocassional obstructs my field of vision.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Helmets are like saddles and shoes...biknben
Jun 25, 2003 3:28 AM
Every head is different. The Bell fits best in a large but did you fit a Giro or other brand. Each brand fits a little different. If adjustments can't solve your problem, it may be time to consider a different brand all together.

Your head is small front to back but wide? Did you experiment with the pads. Most helmets come with small pads for adjusting fit. Put some over your forehead to take up the free space.
Helmets are like saddles and shoes...Sadlebred
Jun 25, 2003 4:31 AM
You can try putting a headband under your helmet. Most LBS's carry them for under $10. No matter what brand of helmet I wear, none fit me properly without a headband under them. I've tried most of the brands out there....
Second the use of pads NMOverStuffed
Jun 25, 2003 1:18 PM
Have you tried ...Humma Hah
Jun 25, 2003 6:33 AM
... a bandana or helmet liner? Most bike shops carry a sort of skull-cap-looking thing you can wear under a helmet which might give you some friction. I've seen a number of bald riders wear bandanas .. might be to help add some sun protection, but I can see it might help keep the helmet from sliding as well.
Jun 25, 2003 9:18 PM
Thanks for all the inputs...

I decided to go for the pirate look and bought a skull-cap from my LBS. Haven't tried it with my helmet yet but i think it worths the price just for extra sun protection alone. I could see sun-burnt marks on my scalp that match the vents pattern of my helmet :-)