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? re best fitting helmet for long narrow head?(6 posts)

? re best fitting helmet for long narrow head?Len J
Oct 3, 2003 6:38 AM
I currently ride with a Giro Pnumo, but frankly in order to get it to fit my weird long narrow head I have to add all kinds of extra pads. I've had it for 3 years & a couple of accidents so I thought I'd look to replace it.

Unfortunatly, I can't find a LBS with a wide enough assortment of helmets to try on different brands, and I hate to go thru the try & return route.....So.....

Is anyone else afflicted with a similar weird shaped head & if so what helmet have you found that fits?


Try a Limar if you can find one.innergel
Oct 3, 2003 7:11 AM
Their fit system is super adjustable, and it's very easy to adjust, too. I can't wear Giro helmets either, and bought 3-4 different brands and models before I found the Limar. I have an F105 model and it fits great.

The only other helmet that even came close to fitting properly was a Specialized King Cobra, and it wasn't great. It was too narrow on my head, so it might work for you. I don't think they make the model anymore, but one of their newer models might work.

I'll give you a great deal on my King Cobra. Email me if you are interested and I'll give you the details.

Long narrow headsTWD
Oct 3, 2003 7:33 AM
I think everybody's head is long and narrow in comparison to Giro helmets.

I think they are shaped way too round. I can't wear them either, and I have this same conversation with a few other folks. After owning too many lousy fitting Giro helmets to list, I finally switched.

I have a Bell helmet now (can't remember which model it is), but it fits much better in terms of width. I no longer feel like my helmet fits like a salad bowl.

You might want to try and find a Bell helmet to try on.
re: ? re best fitting helmet for long narrow head?kokaku
Oct 3, 2003 8:00 AM
Bell Ghisallo worked for me - Giros are very round, Bell fits my head perfectly. If you can splurge, the high-end is well worth it - lots of vents worked great in the high humidity and heat, the gross adjustment is with a dial, so it works well with a cap in the cold. It seems like each manufacturer makes a style that works for one type of head, so you just have to go through them until you find the comapny that works for you. Good luck.
Alien told melotterypick
Oct 3, 2003 12:10 PM
That a TT helmet fits him just about right...
Thanks for the tips.......Len J
Oct 3, 2003 12:16 PM
I wore a Bell some years ago & it fit better, so that's an idea.

I like the looks of the Limar's & I have a buddy with one, I'll check his out.