Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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I used Giro helmets for years and if I was looking for a new helmet- it had to be a Giro.
But a few years ago and My LBS stopped stocking them.
My method of choosing a helmet is decide how much I can spend and start trying helmets that are a bit below that price. Fit and feel is all important as far as I am concerned so I go up the range and quality till I find the helmet that I want to buy. Just as the LBS stopped carrying Giros- I did this and found that I liked the MET helmets. They fitted well- were very light and the final point was looking in a mirror. Went for a MET and it has proved to be good. Even better on fit than the Giro helmets that I used to wear.
Then last time round and I did the same system of helmet selection and I chose a Rudy Project. Shoes and helmets are one of the things that have to fit. You can't do that online.
Someone else has mentioned it but most helmets have a certain shape to them. Bell helmets have never felt comfortable to me. I used to always use Giro but there are other makes and models within those makes that may fit better so try before you buy.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.