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Old 07-16-21, 08:33 AM
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FS Catlike Mixino My GF think I look stupid in.

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Catlike Mixino Size Medium. $50.00 "Shipped" Lower 48
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My GF think I look stupid in this helmet because it's Medium and I should wear a large. Bought new at a Bike Swap Spring of 2019. It rides to high on my head exposing too much forehead for her liking.

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Old 07-16-21, 09:18 AM
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Funny, I was hoping the picture link was for us to judge how stupid you look.

Good luck with the sale, and thanks for the laugh.
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Originally Posted by habes78023 View Post
Funny, I was hoping the picture link was for us to judge how stupid you look.

Good luck with the sale, and thanks for the laugh.
I think Frogbutter has to include an in vivo pic.
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Old 07-16-21, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by habes78023 View Post
Funny, I was hoping the picture link was for us to judge how stupid you look.

Good luck with the sale, and thanks for the laugh.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
I think Frogbutter has to include an in vivo pic.
This is what she prefers. LOL You guys crack me up. TGIF

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Why do you mock the cycling gods?

Your only hope is reciting 10 hail campagnolos to our lady of the duraace.


I'm happy to say that I own more Steel then Carbon. My Stable! ---> https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVZBep7
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Old 07-16-21, 12:39 PM
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You could keep it and just wear it in the closet.
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Originally Posted by Frogbutter View Post
like the bottle cap rear mirror
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Old 07-16-21, 04:56 PM
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She's right. I thought I had a big head relative to my body, but you're lugging one ginormous pumpkin.

If you're in the market for a really well ventilated summer helmet, check out the POC Omne Air Spin. It's a great value, less pricey than the POC Ventral and Octal. It runs a bit large. My noggin is right on the verge between medium and large, so I bought the POC in large. It's just a bit too large for me, although it's fine in winter with a knit cap for warmth. I might buy another in medium. I've noticed Lachlan Morton and a few other pros wear the Omne Air Spin as well. It's less Lego-head mushroom looking than the other POCs.
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Old 07-16-21, 05:00 PM
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BTW, a local friend wears a Catlike because it was popular among the pro peloton in the early 2000s. It looks fine on him. Seems to make him ride like turbo-fueled Floyd Landis, who also wore the Catlike in some races around 2006.

But it is a peculiar helmet that seems to look right only on some folks. Although that doesn't stop people from wearing the POC Octal and Ventral, the most mushroom-head looking lids available.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
She's right. I thought I had a big head relative to my body, but you're lugging one ginormous pumpkin.

If you're in the market for a really well ventilated summer helmet, check out the POC Omne Air Spin. It's a great value, less pricey than the POC Ventral and Octal. It runs a bit large. My noggin is right on the verge between medium and large, so I bought the POC in large. It's just a bit too large for me, although it's fine in winter with a knit cap for warmth. I might buy another in medium. I've noticed Lachlan Morton and a few other pros wear the Omne Air Spin as well. It's less Lego-head mushroom looking than the other POCs.
Second all this. Love mine.
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Thanks for being a good sport Frogbutter . My aesthetic would prefer the second helmet too, Gotta have a closer gap between top of shades and brim of helmet.
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BTW (and pardon the digression on a for sale thread -- I know the mods prefer we don't do this)... but as a former safety and health professional, I still tend to be a safety nanny about some things, including helmet fit. To me, all helmets look gooney (especially POCs), so I might as well get a good one that fits as intended.

In this review, there's another example of choosing a helmet too small for one's noggin. I've seen plenty of POC Octal and Ventral helmets locally, and on pros in the peloton, and I've never seen one look like this on anyone's head... other than this review. It's like the reviewer wanted a POC Ventral, but not the Lego Mushroom-head look that's characteristic of the POC Ventral and Octal.

In fact, in the comment section, the reviewer says, in defense of choosing the size small rather than medium:
"I’m at the very upper limit of sizing for the Ventral. The medium could have fit, yes, but then I would have given up the trim profile. Generally speaking, I always say the best helmet fits are the ones that most closely approximate the shape and size of your head before accounting for retention systems and straps."
Considering POC's reputation for extensively testing its gear, it seems like flawed logic to deliberately choose a too-small helmet based on the notion that the purchaser thinks it should fit more snugly, while admitting that he mostly wanted a trim profile.

The telltale indicator that he chose a size too small? Not just the apparent diminutive size of the helmet relative to his close cropped skull. Some properly fitted helmets really do appear a bit smaller and closer fitting on some heads (notably some of the Abus helmets that taper inward to avoid the mushroom head look).


Seems a bit small, compared to most wearers of the POC Ventral and Octal helmets.


The giveaways are the distance between the top of the ear and the bottom edge of the helmet. POCs generally cover lower on the entire skull than most helmets: lower on the forehead, nearly touching the eyebrow area on some wearers; lower on the sides, just barely clearing the tops of the ears; and definitely lower on the back of the skull, providing more protection of the occipital region against smacking the back of the skull. That's what made the POC appealing to me. I had my share of head knocks as an amateur boxer, and I'd rather protect my remaining brain cells as much as possible.


Looks like way too much space between the bottom edge of the helmet and top of the ear. And it should fit a bit lower over the occipital region in the back.


But the real giveway that his helmet is too small: his ear lobe is squashed out of shape by the non-adjustable Y-splitter. POC definitely did not intend that helmet to be worn that way.


The Y-splitter on the strap won't pinch the earlobe that way if the helmet is the correct size.


Some POCs have Y-splitters with very limited adjustability. I suspect this is to ensure a fit that POC considers optimal for safety. I've seen some folks (including my friend who wears a Catlike helmet) with the Y-splitters dragged all the way under their jaws. While this may feel more comfortable to some folks, it probably compromises helmet retention in the unfortunate event of a crash.

So POC designed Y-splitters with very limited adjustability. It cannot be dragged down much below the ear lobe. It can be pivoted slightly forward or rearward to accommodate minor preferences in comfort. But that's all.

At first I disliked the POC strap. But after minor adjustments, tugging the strap a bit to clear the bottom of my ear lobe, I've had no complaints for two years. And now I'm more picky about my Bell Formula MIPS straps, which tend to migrate downward a bit over several wearings, so I have to remind myself to adjust the Y-splitter back upward toward the bottom of the ear.
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