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Old 07-27-10, 11:53 PM   #1
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Ok - so most any baseball had DOES NOT fit my heat - neither does any helmet

I've tried on all the helmets I can locally. Have no idea what my head size is as I don't wear hats - well because hats don't fit. Occasionally, I can get a ball hat to fit tight on the last snap. So hopefully that tells you where I'm at.


Would love to grab me a helmet.

http://www.amazon.com/Giro-Atlas-Ove...0296216&sr=8-1

Above was recommended to me - but you can't seem to get them any more.

Bell use to make a big helmet - but they are OOS now when I look. . .

Thoughts?

I'd like to stick with amazon since I have to buy sight unseen and don't want a room full of helmets that don't fit. . .(amazon will let me return)
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I'm in the exact same situation as you. Big head, hats don't fit.

Giro Venti fits perfectly. It's my salvation.
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Old 07-28-10, 12:57 AM   #3
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I've got a moderately big head and I'm in a Large size Giro helmet with room to spare. Giro Atmos is a bit pricey though, but presume that their sizing is standard across the range.

My head doesn't sound quite as big as yours though. 'One size fits all' cap are a struggle, but I'll get an adjustable cap on in the last 1/3 of the adjustment.
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I'm in the exact same situation as you. Big head, hats don't fit.

Giro Venti fits perfectly. It's my salvation.
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Can't wear flexfit hats... I wear a 7 3/8" - 7 1/2" fitted. The Gyro Venti seemed to fit perfectly. I'm going to my LBS tomorrow to buy it.

http://www.giro.com/en-us/products/c...helmets/venti/
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I'd like to stick with amazon since I have to buy sight unseen and don't want a room full of helmets that don't fit. . .(amazon will let me return)
Any online retailer selling bike stuff will let you return an item.
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Have you measured your melon? Most helmet manufacturers will have measurements for their helmets. Check that first. I have a big head, too and I have no problems with helmets from Specialized and Giro.
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Old 07-28-10, 11:27 AM   #7
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http://www.bhsi.org/bighead.htm

I wear between a size 8 & 8.25 hat (~27") depending on fabric type. I am able to squeeze into the larger options listed on the linked website.
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