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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Villa Incognito
Bikes: 1983 Trek 720; 1983 Trek 620; 1989 Gi Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra; LeMond Victoire; Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Pro
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I'll offer an alternative opinion. I had a $30 helmet. I wore it for a long time and never crashed. However, during a cycling event, there was a "helmet fitting workshop" at one of the rest stops. They couldn't get my helmet to fit right. No matter what they did, it slid around too much on my head. Now I've got a $100 helmet. It's snug without being too tight. The sizing straps--or whatever they're called--are much more adjustable and easy to work with. I'm not saying the matter between my ears is worth an extra $70, but that's another story.
To make sure you get a good fit, I'd say try before you buy.
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