Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 42
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    55
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    conservative, nice looking helmet advice, please?

    Hi,

    I am a 49 year old male and looking for a more stylish, good looking helmet for
    sports touring and a mix of road and rail-trail riding.

    I do not like some of the goofy looking helmets that looks like you have a mushroom
    or cupcake growing on your head, or the ones that make you look like a 5 year old!

    What are some stylish, conservative men's helmets around 50-65 bucks?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Senior Member echotraveler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,790
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Giros, specialized, cAtlike, mavic all offer nice helmets o their mid to high ranges.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,524
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I recently got a Bell Array from Nashbar. It's not as mushroom as some and not too racer/poseur looking for an old guy like me.

  4. #4
    Goodbye Leeroy Jenkins tagaproject6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    My Bikes
    Wilier Izoard XP (Campagnolo Record);Cinelli Xperience (SRAM Force);Specialized Allez (SRAM Rival);Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Campagnolo Centaur)
    Posts
    7,035
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There are so many...but, really, nobody knows your taste but you. One guy's goofy is another's mickey mouse. Try out whatever is available at your LBS.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    TOML

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Wilier Izoard XP (Campagnolo Record)
    Cinelli Xperience (SRAM Force)
    Specialized Allez (SRAM Rival)
    Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Campagnolo Centaur)

  5. #5
    Senior Member WhyFi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Got a castle in - er, Minneapolis, that's where I dwell!
    My Bikes
    2009 Jamis Xenith
    Posts
    10,047
    Mentioned
    58 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
    There are so many...but, really, nobody knows your taste but you. One guy's goofy is another's mickey mouse. Try out whatever is available at your LBS.
    Uh huh, and size has a role, too - it's a little tougher to find a good looking helmet for the Big Head Todds of the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

  6. #6
    Goodbye Leeroy Jenkins tagaproject6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    My Bikes
    Wilier Izoard XP (Campagnolo Record);Cinelli Xperience (SRAM Force);Specialized Allez (SRAM Rival);Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Campagnolo Centaur)
    Posts
    7,035
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    Uh huh, and size has a role, too - it's a little tougher to find a good looking helmet for the Big Head Todds of the world.
    I resemble that remark!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    TOML

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Wilier Izoard XP (Campagnolo Record)
    Cinelli Xperience (SRAM Force)
    Specialized Allez (SRAM Rival)
    Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Campagnolo Centaur)

  7. #7
    Senior Member JohnnyCyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Uvex Boss Race

  8. #8
    Portland, OR, USA pdxtex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    portland
    My Bikes
    kona paddywagon, trek 2.1, lemond nevada city, gt zrx
    Posts
    1,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i like lazer helmets alot. the straps are thinner and less cumbersome then other brands ive tried. my helmet is plain matte white.

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1108857_-1___

  9. #9
    Senior Member echotraveler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,790
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just get the best Giro, standard high end helmet, not too flashy, not a cheap helmet. Dont be cheap this late in the game!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Werkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Pipe Creek, Texas
    Posts
    421
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Elantr025 View Post
    ...looking for a more stylish, good looking helmet...I do not like some of the goofy looking helmets that looks like you have a mushroom
    or cupcake growing on your head...stylish, conservative men's helmets around 50-65 bucks...
    Most of the mushroom/muffin helmets serve a valuable safety function, they do a good job of protecting ears, forehead, and temples. If the helmet is streamlined, what's keeping your ears off the pavement?

    Something I've recently been made aware of, safety experts recommend choosing a helmet without protrusions or knobby bits. Sharp styling treatments on the rear of the helmet are likely to cause the head to turn abruptly when they knock or drag against something; in other words turn the head around in the direction of the face.

    Might be slim pickings finding a "good looking helmet" in that price range.

  11. #11
    Fresh Garbage hairnet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    11,080
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Specialized Echelon
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
    Bikerowave
    My Bikes

  12. #12
    Lover of Old Chrome Moly Myosmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    NW Minnesota
    Posts
    2,544
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bell Citi



    Excellent safety rating, comfortable, easy fit, moderate weight. Comes in both conservative and bright colors.
    Last edited by Myosmith; 02-28-12 at 07:49 AM.
    Lead, follow or get out of the way

  13. #13
    Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped. BarracksSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC
    My Bikes
    Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?
    Posts
    13,858
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That Citi ^^^ is probably the most conservative-looking helmet that still has reasonable venting. Bern helmets, while having a smoother surface, almost look goofier for some reason.

    Here's some others that don't look like normal bike helmets:
    http://www.cyclechic.co.uk/shop/helm...page=2&sort=2a

  14. #14
    Senior Member hokie cycler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Richmond, Virginia
    My Bikes
    2011 Trek Madone 3.1, 2004 LeMond Nevada City
    Posts
    250
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Try the Bell Alchera. In black I think this is nice and conservative.

  15. #15
    wkg
    wkg is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lazzeeerrrrrrrrr laaaaaaazzzzzzzzeeeeerrrrrrr


  16. #16
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,331
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    We got the Bell Volt helmets for our team this year. I really like how mine fits/feels.


  17. #17
    Portland, OR, USA pdxtex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    portland
    My Bikes
    kona paddywagon, trek 2.1, lemond nevada city, gt zrx
    Posts
    1,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wkg View Post
    lazzeeerrrrrrrrr laaaaaaazzzzzzzzeeeeerrrrrrr

    you forgot to make the "zewwwww, zeeeeewwww" noises....

  18. #18
    Senior Member Nachoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Point Loma, CA
    My Bikes
    Bill Holland (Road-Ti), Bike Friday (folder), Co-Motion (tandem) & Trek 750 (hybrid)
    Posts
    12,973
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Elantr025 View Post
    conservative, nice looking helmet advice, please?
    Conservative?
    .
    .

    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

  19. #19
    wkg
    wkg is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
    Conservative?
    if i hear anything else about that. good god. i listen to npr and watch cnn every morning because i'm hoping not to hear about republicans.

    i hate presidential elections.

    i is going to vote for ron paul because i hate giving so much of my money to the guvment

  20. #20
    Senior Member kbro1986's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    phx, az
    My Bikes
    Ti
    Posts
    421
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wkg View Post
    if i hear anything else about that. good god. i listen to npr and watch cnn every morning because i'm hoping not to hear about republicans.

    i hate presidential elections.

    i is going to vote for ron paul because i hate giving so much of my money to the guvment
    George W wears a Giro....just sayin'

    BushBikeHelmet.JPG

  21. #21
    RidingLikeCrazy! rangerdavid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Boone, North Carolina
    My Bikes
    2009 Cannondale CAAD9-6
    Posts
    5,031
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Get a black Giro
    *********************************

    Rangerdavid

    2009 Cannondale CAAD 9-6
    2005 Raleigh M40


    Riding the mountains of North Carolina

    I do today what you don't , so I can do tomorrow what you can't

    "Absolutely imbecilic. But typical." ..... pcad

  22. #22
    * adriano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Baltimore
    My Bikes
    http://velospace.org/node/18951
    Posts
    6,883
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  23. #23
    Senior Member a1penguin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Silicon Valley, CA
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek 7.5 FX DISC, 2002 Trek 2200 WSD, 1997 Specialized Rockhopper Al Comp
    Posts
    2,159
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hokie cycler View Post


    Try the Bell Alchera. In black I think this is nice and conservative.
    +1. I have a 2003 RED Alchera I am trying to replace, but it's no longer made in red. It has a lot of ventilation and the price tag is about $50 on sale. I don't know where you are located, but find bike stores and try on the helmets in the price range you are looking at. Buy one that fits your head. I have a small head and the only helmets that fit me are some Bell size small helmets.
    2012 Cannondale Synapse 3, 2012 Trek 7.5 FX Disc, 2003 Trek 2200 WSD, 1997 Specialized Rockhopper Al Comp

  24. #24
    Animated Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    That's a joke, ah say, that's a joke, son
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,990
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Helmet? Helmets are for leftwing pinkos. My guardian angel will look after me.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

  25. #25
    Senior Member The_DK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Sacramento
    My Bikes
    2003 Trek 7300, 2012 CAAD 10 5
    Posts
    241
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hokie cycler View Post


    Try the Bell Alchera. In black I think this is nice and conservative.
    That's what I have. Great helmet.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •