Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-22-13, 04:43 PM   #1
RonH
Life is good
Thread Starter
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,473
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 123 Post(s)
Uvex helmets

My last 2 helmets were Lazer O2 and I REALLY like the retention system and the way they fit.

I got my REI dividend this week and am looking at a couple of Uvex helmets since REI doesn't carry Lazer.

I don't care for the typical retention system that Bell, Giro, LG and others use.
How does the Uvex retention system work? Anything like Lazer?
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-13, 07:01 PM   #2
ThatBritBloke
Oh! That British Bloke ..
 
ThatBritBloke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Princeton, NJ, USA
Bikes:
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have no idea of the phrenology of your skull ... so why don't you go to a local bike shop that stocks Uvex helmets and try one on and if you like it buy it there ?
ThatBritBloke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-13, 12:20 AM   #3
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
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.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Some helmets just feel right and I have got into Rudy project as a helmet that is comfortable. The bonus is the retention system as it is so easy to adjust but it is still the comfort that is ultimate. Like you I had a helmet I liked and used for years but they stopped being stocked locally hence the change over to Rudy.

My LBS hates it when I do go for a new helmet as it is all the stock out to find out what i want but I don't think it is coincidental that the last 3 have been Rudy's. Some helmets just fit and feel good.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-13, 07:21 AM   #4
RonH
Life is good
Thread Starter
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,473
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 123 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThatBritBloke View Post
I have no idea of the phrenology of your skull ... so why don't you go to a local bike shop that stocks Uvex helmets and try one on and if you like it buy it there ?
When I lived in Atlanta that wouldn't have been a problem. But we moved to Florida 4 months ago and where we live there are no close shops. The 3 that are "close" (20+ miles away) are small shops and none carry Uvex.
And the relevant phrase in my original post was "my REI dividend". That's cash that is only good at REI.

So, any Uvex helmet users out there?
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8

Last edited by RonH; 03-23-13 at 07:41 AM.
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-13, 10:25 AM   #5
Nightshade
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
 
Nightshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it were me I'd stop trying to get an unknown with my free points since that just doesn't make sense. Use your points for something you know.
__________________
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
Nightshade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-13, 01:47 PM   #6
billydonn
Council of the Elders
 
billydonn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Omaha, NE
Bikes: 1990 Schwinn Crosscut, 5 Lemonds
Posts: 3,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonH View Post
When I lived in Atlanta that wouldn't have been a problem. But we moved to Florida 4 months ago and where we live there are no close shops. The 3 that are "close" (20+ miles away) are small shops and none carry Uvex.
And the relevant phrase in my original post was "my REI dividend". That's cash that is only good at REI.

So, any Uvex helmet users out there?
Having met you I know you are smart enough to go down to the LBS to see them if that was possible. You can't go see Uvex anywhere around here either. They do look like nice helmets.
billydonn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-13, 04:45 PM   #7
missjean
Senior Member
 
missjean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New Hampshire
Bikes: A slate grey mountain bike & a grey road bike
Posts: 599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not yet, but I will be buying one this year. We carried them at the bike shop the year before last and I loved them. (I don't know why the owner didn't continue with them. It might have been the price.) They fit my head really well, they were very comfortable and they had some great features. The straps can be adjusted with ratchet system, there is a soft absorbent fabric covering the chin strap, there is a bug screen on the front vents, they had good head coverage and they were light weight. All in all, good German design!
missjean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-13, 05:41 PM   #8
Steve Sawyer 
Senior Member
 
Steve Sawyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Livonia, MI (suburban Detroit)
Bikes: 2013 Specialized Seceur Elite, Soma ES custom build
Posts: 519
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I too have a dividend to spend, and was looking at a new helmet. However it looks like REI is discontinuing the Uvex line, so it's unlikely we'll find any on the store. I don't feel comfortable buying a helmet without trying it on.
Steve Sawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 07:42 AM   #9
Looigi
Senior Member
 
Looigi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 8,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Sawyer View Post
I don't feel comfortable buying a helmet without trying it on.
If you must mail-order due to remoteness or lack of selection, buy it from a retailer that has a good returns policy so you can send it back. I've done this many times with items that didn't fit or otherwise meet my expectations. In a few cases, I ordered two sized and returned the one didn't fit.
Looigi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:11 PM.