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Old 05-31-08, 11:34 AM   #1
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Helmet Suggestions

My sister is purchasing a bike soon for exercise and use mostly in a large city/ public paths. Its her birthday and I'm looking to get her a good helmet for something around $40. I read that the 2008 helmets have a rounder, smoother shape and are best for crashing. The source called it a "compact" helmet.

I have no clue on helmets whatsoever, and am hoping to get some suggestions for decent helmets in that price range. Thank you much!
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Old 05-31-08, 12:02 PM   #2
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Get the lightest one for the price. The weight should be marked on the inside somewhere. They are all the same strength-wise.
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Old 05-31-08, 01:18 PM   #3
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How about a Bell Citi? It's got a good, round shape. Nothing pointy to catch if you fall.

Nutcase helmets are also round - and come in cool colors.
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Old 05-31-08, 03:29 PM   #4
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If you want round, how about a Bell Faction? $35 MSRP
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Old 05-31-08, 04:10 PM   #5
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What to look for:

1. Comfortable

She won't always wear something that's unpleasant. They all fit just a bit differently, and what works for some heads won't work for others (I can't wear anything that doesn't have an open space in the top center, for example).
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Old 05-31-08, 06:05 PM   #6
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I would recommend not purchasing the helmet outright without her trying it on first. I had to try on 8 or 9 helmets before I found one that fit my weird head properly. So, you should take her to a bike shop, get one of the employees to help you get the fit right, and then make the purchase.

Oh yea, I settled on the Bell Citi helmet and love it!
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GIFT CERTIFICATE for the LBS she'll use!!
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