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Old 10-27-07, 04:18 PM   #1
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Something to consider when buying a helmet

I finally decided on a Bell Sweep R when I was looking for a helmet with better ventilation. Because I had not used a helmet mounted light before that was not part of my criteria.

I planned to use my Trek Interval II helmet this winter because it has less ventilation and should be a little warmer than my Bell. However, I can fasten a velcro strap in the Bell and it does not contact my head or interfere with the helmet cushioning. When I wrap the velcro strap on my Trek it wraps over the helmet cushioning and contacts my head directly. I don't know how uncomfortable it would be to ride with the Trek for long periods since I have opted to use the Bell for comfort and just get a warmer balaclava.

Anyway, a factor to consider when purchasing a new helmet and you are using or considering using a helmet mounted light.
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Old 10-27-07, 11:51 PM   #2
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Is there no way to put the velcro strap under the cushion? The cushions usually come out and allow the velcro straps to go under and then put the cushion back on top of it. I did that on my one of my helmets and I don't notice the velcro strap at all that way.
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Old 10-28-07, 07:07 AM   #3
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Is there no way to put the velcro strap under the cushion? The cushions usually come out and allow the velcro straps to go under and then put the cushion back on top of it. I did that on my one of my helmets and I don't notice the velcro strap at all that way.
That is a definite possibility. I tighten my chin strap tighter than most people. I prefer to give up a little discomfort for more safety. Maybe that is the difference.

I am also talking about winter time when there is a balaclava in there also taking up room.
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