Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-16-12, 03:49 AM   #1
westis
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Helmet in search

Hi!
im new to the forums so this may be in the wrong place but i use my bicycle every day, around 13-22 Km/day and im planning to go for a longer trip during the summer (around 400km) and i haven't been using my old helmet be course its too sweaty to use, and i wish to increase my safety and so on so i would like to buy one...
i dont care that much how much it weights, i only wish that it must have a great cooling system so my head wont sweat.
Price, doesnt matter that much, but id appreciate it if u could give me some options between different price categories.
so basically a good road helmet for the weathers of finland, it can be hot during the summer but i can wear a bandada/something warm under the helmet when its cold
Thanks in advance!
westis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-12, 04:58 AM   #2
cmschmie
MyBikeRunsonNukePower
 
cmschmie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Charlotte
Bikes: 2013 Specialized Roubaix Expert / 2009 Specialized Allez Elite
Posts: 186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I suggest you head to your local Budget Sport store (or similar) and look for one of the following:
http://www.bellsports.com/cycling/he...pavement/array
or
http://www.giro.com/us_en/products/c...oad/saros.html

They should be ~75€. When I was there last year, beyond the local bike shops, Budget Sport had the most decent selection of bicycle accessories.
cmschmie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-12, 05:49 AM   #3
ahsposo 
Titanic Member
 
ahsposo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Deep in the North Atlantic
Bikes: A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
Posts: 7,073
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 409 Post(s)
As suggested above the Giro Saros is a great helmet for the money. I've been using one for a couple of years and I have no complaints.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by thelmatimynagle View Post
i glad turn hobbits
ahsposo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-12, 05:51 AM   #4
Machka 
In Real Life
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 46,637
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 550 Post(s)
Check Nashbar for some choices:
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Categor...2331&pageView=
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-12, 05:24 PM   #5
StephenT 
Senior Member
 
StephenT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chino, CA
Bikes: Spec Roubaix Comp SL2
Posts: 98
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Recently purchased the Giro Savant for $90US. Fit is most important. Find helmets that fit you the best and go from there.
__________________
Stephen
----------
2011 Specialized Roubaix Comp SL2
StephenT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-12, 09:41 AM   #6
westis
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
k, thanks!
just for comparing, what publicly sold helmet has the best cooling system?
westis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-12, 09:45 AM   #7
PhotoJoe
Just Plain Slow
 
PhotoJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Bikes: Lynskey R230
Posts: 5,836
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 168 Post(s)
Everyone's head is shaped different. Giro's fit me TERRIBLY. Bell's fit me GREAT! Your noggin may vary. I would go try them on. If it isn't comfortable, you won't wear it.
__________________
If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!
PhotoJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-12, 09:46 AM   #8
Street Pedaler
Senior Member
 
Street Pedaler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NW Louisiana
Bikes: 2011 Trek Madone 5.2 (RIP), 2013 Trek Domane 5.9
Posts: 732
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I'm a fan of Kask helmets. They're not nearly as inexpensive as those others listed but, for my head, they're the most comfortable and well ventilated helmets I've ever worn, and I've worn a bunch over the years. But heads are as different as butts are so YMMV.
Street Pedaler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-12, 10:14 AM   #9
TrojanHorse 
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 11,310
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 167 Post(s)
Unless you're riding about 10 mph or coasting down hill at 25+, your head will sweat.

The best helmet for cooling (IMO) is the Giro Aeon if you want to spend that much money. It's also super light.
TrojanHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:12 AM.