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Old 09-25-13, 08:33 PM   #10426
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Old 09-25-13, 08:33 PM   #10427
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Surprisingly, my helmet was delivered today.

It's amazing how neat these look on the shelves and in photos and how absolutely awful it looks on me.
You had to have had at least an inkling that it was gonna look like a big soup bowl on top of your head...how could you look at that pic and not know? If you only wear it at night, then no one will notice...
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Old 09-25-13, 08:52 PM   #10428
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I thought the same. I really wanted the version with the shield on it. When i tried it on a the shop i thought i looked worse than my current atmos. I said this on another thread and i was classified as an ignorant baboon with no acceptance of different life forms and opinions lol.

i may wait for the aero helmet that specialized came up with. Hopefully it looks like i thought the attack would look.
You mean these...


...there's a local guy that got a trial one from specialized, its actually the pharma/quickstep team helmet, I think it might be a little different. I think the back looks funny on them.

Of course, this is coming from the guy that now has a soup bowl for a helmet.

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You had to have had at least an inkling that it was gonna look like a big soup bowl on top of your head...how could you look at that pic and not know? If you only wear it at night, then no one will notice...
Yeah, I know, but I look bad in all helmets. I figured this one would look more "commuter-ish" for riding to work and help keep the head warmer in the winter months. I also wanted something a bit more toned down since my current aeon is a bit 80's inspired when it comes to color...


edit: ugh, thats a horrible picture of me. That was 70 miles into a century on a 105+ degree day...you can see the salt buildup in my hair. I also needed to shave.
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Old 09-25-13, 09:03 PM   #10429
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Hey Ed I like your jersey, where did you find it?

BTW:
I tried the Giro Prolight, & it looked like I was wearing a mushroom. Same goes for all Giros. Can't fit medium, but large is too big.

MET's fit, & look best on my huge noggin.
I recently picked up Specialized Prosero II, & I like it, the vents are nice when its hot out.
Its a bit mushroomy, but far less than the Giros.
Thought about the S-Works but didn't bite.

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Old 09-26-13, 06:34 AM   #10430
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these two frames: (caad8 cross, carbon quick)


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Old 09-26-13, 07:56 AM   #10431
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Hey Ed I like your jersey, where did you find it?

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I tried the Giro Prolight, & it looked like I was wearing a mushroom. Same goes for all Giros. Can't fit medium, but large is too big.

MET's fit, & look best on my huge noggin.
I recently picked up Specialized Prosero II, & I like it, the vents are nice when its hot out.
Its a bit mushroomy, but far less than the Giros.
Thought about the S-Works but didn't bite.
It's the Ride The Lightning jersey from TwinSix...They've been having a ton of sales the last couple of months and I stocked up. It shows out of stock on their website, but you might be able to find it competitive cyclist or other online retailers. I also think Voler makes some of their stuff, and have heard that you can find cheap twinsix stuff on the voler site as well.
http://www.twinsix.com/gear/mens-tec...-the-lightning

I like the Specialized Prevail (think thats the one) helmets too, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Perhaps one day. The cool thing about Specialized helmets is I can scratch off the "iz" and it'll say Special ed, haha. I'm a dork.
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Old 09-26-13, 08:51 AM   #10432
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Surprisingly, my helmet was delivered today.
It's amazing how neat these look on the shelves and in photos and how absolutely awful it looks on me.
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Yeah those helmets look ridiculous IMO
I do remember being out on a ride and stopped at a light. A car pulls up and the driver asked me if I was wearing a modified motorcycle helmet... and here I thought I was going to be asked about the pink Ridley.

But I actually like mine and have been using it since I got it a couple months back. I still have an Atmos and a Catlike Whisper Plus but still continue to choose the Giro AA Shield.
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... The cool thing about Specialized helmets is I can scratch off the "iz" and it'll say Special ed, haha. I'm a dork.
Lol.

That reminds me of a Brooklyn, NY based bicycle shop called SPCarbon. They sell open mold frames, wheels, etc. painted with their "SP" logos for an overpriced, ridiculous amount of $$$. It looks like they took the first two letters, "SP" from Specialized to come up with their logo.
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Old 09-26-13, 09:18 AM   #10434
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Surprisingly, my helmet was delivered today.

It's amazing how neat these look on the shelves and in photos and how absolutely awful it looks on me.
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Old 09-26-13, 09:44 AM   #10435
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Old 09-26-13, 10:35 AM   #10436
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Old 09-26-13, 10:50 AM   #10437
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I wore the air attack to work today...although it did not make me faster, (ha!) from a distance its not so bad while wearing sunglasses (I go by some mirrored/windowed buildings and I checked myself out. Looking good!) I have to agree with KantoBoy, the power ranger is an accurate representation. Perhaps I should pick up a morph suit...I'd have my halloween costume all taken care of.
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Old 09-26-13, 11:48 AM   #10438
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Lol totally looks like a power ranger!
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This baby came in today and installed !!


Ready for race weekend!! missing some nice aero wheels

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resupply of Huckleberry Hammer gel jug.. a few tubes of Perpetum solids, pair of Michalin Pro4 700x25 to see how i like a bit wider tire.
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^^^ I think it was a fair trade!
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^^^ I think it was a fair trade!
HAHAHA that was hilarous!!!



Edit: 5 minutes later, I'm still laughing. I must be really tired in the office today
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