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Old 07-13-07, 07:42 PM   #1
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Helmets

Any recommendations for helmets? There seems to be a lot to pick from and a wide price range. I'm currently doing Olympic distance tri's.
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First off, I would choose a name brand (Giro, Bell, Specialized, Louis Garneau, for example). Other than that, helmets are really specific to an individual's head. What works for me may be really uncomfortable for you.

One more thing about helmets. More expensive doesn't necessarily mean better.

I wouldn't recommend buying a helmet online. Go to your local bike shop and try on a few before you decide.
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Give Rudy Project a try. I switched to their helmets around 2005 and I think they're great.
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I had to try on about 6 different helmets before I found one that fit properly. It isn't just about circumference...some helmets are more oval shaped and some are more rounded. You need to find something that will match the shape of your hear wel.
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Are you looking for a chrono style helmet or just a normal road cycling helmet?? Big difference... especially since chrono helmets give you more of an aerodynamic advantage than deep wheels do.
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Are you looking for a chrono style helmet or just a normal road cycling helmet?? Big difference... especially since chrono helmets give you more of an aerodynamic advantage than deep wheels do.
Only in Zero yaw situations, which are not a high percentage of real world racing conditions...

But they are a good bang for buck option.
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