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Old 01-03-05, 10:00 PM   #1
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Best ventilated helmet?

I'd sure like to know what you guys prefer as far as helmets go. I know its mainly about fit, but which offer the most ventilation? I've got pretty thick hair that gets on my nerves when riding.
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I use a specialzied charmonix or something like that...I let so much heeat off my head it's crazy and mine is very well ventiliated.
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The most ventilated helmet I have is a Giro E2.
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I would say that the Giro helmets seem to have the most vents.

I have a specialized M1 or something like that and it's got about 20 vents. Plenty for me.

Also if you don't mind cutting you're hair you could shave you're head. I do now and I like it, no hassles, no hair to comb, no bed-head/helmet hair and it's nice and cool. Of course now I have to wear a skullcap when it's cold but I'm so much more comfortable in hot weather.
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Old 01-03-05, 11:07 PM   #5
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Hmmm, haven't really considered that option. I think everyone would think I was crazy, so I guess there's nothing to lose. Maybe I'll go for it one of these days.
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I have a Specialized M1 (discontinued this model year) that I use as my "summer" helmet.
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I have a Specialized M1 (discontinued this model year) that I use as my "summer" helmet.
I have this same helmet, and I've never felt hot in it. I actually think there's more vent space than helmet material.
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I would say that the Giro helmets seem to have the most vents.

I have a specialized M1 or something like that and it's got about 20 vents. Plenty for me.

Also if you don't mind cutting you're hair you could shave you're head. I do now and I like it, no hassles, no hair to comb, no bed-head/helmet hair and it's nice and cool. Of course now I have to wear a skullcap when it's cold but I'm so much more comfortable in hot weather.
MeT 5th Element has 29 vents.....

and I find MeT Helmets are better ventilated. Air flow seems to be more effective than other brands I've tried, Giro included. Admittedly, not the new ATmos though...
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I use a Louis Gearneou(sp) T-bone. its got 33 vents and feels like not wearing a helmet. its available for cheap at Nashbar
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MeT 5th Element has 29 vents.....

and I find MeT Helmets are better ventilated. Air flow seems to be more effective than other brands I've tried, Giro included. Admittedly, not the new ATmos though...
Don't think MeT's are available in the US though.
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I have a Giro targa, 20 HUGE vents, and a reasonable price too, i have thick hair and sweat so much on my head, the helmet is amazing, would recommend it to anybody!
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the giro E2 is best
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giro e2 and or the bell xray ooohyeah


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If MET helmets are not available in the US u lot are really missing out. Ive just brought a MET 5TH Element and it really is the best lid ive worn in a long long time. The 29 vents really get the air flowing through and they look stylish as hell, far better than any Giro or Spesh lid. Highly recommended
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If MET helmets are not available in the US you lot are really missing out. Ive just brought a MET 5TH Element and it really is the best lid ive worn in a long long time. The 29 vents really get the air flowing through and they look stylish as hell, far better than any Giro or Spesh lid. Highly recommended
I'd think that someone from the UK wouldn't be so lazy about the language developed by his ancestors. Do avoid using AOL'ese or internet shorthand while using the Forums, as it is against our Guidelines.
Back to the topic. I'd be willing to look at MET helmets if they became availiable in the US.
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