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Old 09-06-13, 09:15 PM   #1
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Anyone riding with a Mavic helmet?

Having trashed my Specialized helmet in my crash in July I'm doing some helmet research while I mend. Given my C2 fusion surgery I was looking for a bit more protection. I noticed some Mavic helmets have extended protection at the back of the neck area. Just wondering if anyone here is using one and can give some feedback. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-13, 02:16 AM   #2
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I haven't but I wish you lots of luck in your recovery.
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Most helmets designed specifically for mountain biking have more protection at the back of the head/neck compared to a road lid.
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Old 09-07-13, 10:15 AM   #4
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http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ma...ZWxtZXRzOjE6NQ


This is the helmet that caught my eye.
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I tried them on in the store. I don't think they offer any more coverage than typical road helmets. In pics on CC the helmet is tilted back compared to how you'd be wearing it perhaps giving the impression it has more coverage in the back?
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Will check that out. Thanks for the head's up.
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Bruce,
Please be sure you check the shape of any helmet, especially with a larger rear coverage shape. If the edge comes in too much it could be a hazard to your repaired cervical vertebra. It is a long shot but with the amount of damage you had and its serious location I'd want to look at any hazard for re-injuring the neck. We had several motocross racers with neck injuries that had to avoid certain helmets because of their shape in the back and the doctors warned them away from that make. Good helmets it was just the shape of the back edge and how it turned inward just a bit and its location on the neck. Just a thought. I have heard a lot of good about Mavic's helmets but never owned one, I decided on my Specialized Prospero after trying several others, other consideration was the Cannondale top of the line, it was the Specialized by a long ways due to quality of construction.

Best of luck on the helmet replacement and its good to hear you are making your plans for returning safely. Heal well, I'll shoot you a P.M. later in the week.

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Aways go to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute site for any helmet questions. Full coverage helmets can be found here : http://www.helmets.org/helmet13.htm#coverage I have a POC Trabec Race.

Bill's comment re potential impart area should be taken into consideration.
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I've been really impressed with my POC Trabec Race MIPS. Note how it covers more than the Scott:



It fits extremely well, when I take it off, it's almost as if it pops with the sound of a wine bottle cork coming out. I'm convinced that the MIPS system (google it) could make a difference if my head hits just right (or just wrong).

They have a road helmet now (Octal), but I like the one I have fine.

More here.
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http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ma...ZWxtZXRzOjE6NQ
This is the helmet that caught my eye.
I just ordered this helmet at CC and have read many positive reviews.
The helmet is a bit heavier than some, but offers more rear protection ...

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