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    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?
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    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 ?
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    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.
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    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?
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    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.

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    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!
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    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.

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    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.

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