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Helmet for misshapen heads...

Old 12-22-06, 11:30 AM
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Helmet for misshapen heads...

Anyone here recommend a helmet for a non-average head? Even the large helmets sized to fit my measurements sit too high and press hard on the area around my hairline and my crown. I guess I have an oval head. Good for aerodynamics, I suppose.

Anyone here w/ this issue who has found a solution?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-22-06, 11:35 AM
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My sons helmet sits almost 30-40% to the side due to his head shape.
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Originally Posted by explody pup
Anyone here recommend a helmet for a non-average head? Even the large helmets sized to fit my measurements sit too high and press hard on the area around my hairline and my crown. I guess I have an oval head. Good for aerodynamics, I suppose.

Anyone here w/ this issue who has found a solution?

Thanks.
Just keep trying different brands and models. Some brands fit me better (like Bell) and others squish the sides of my head (like Giro). There's a fair amount of variance between brands and a slight variance between models. Keep looking.
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I've got a big ol' noggin (7 5/8ths) and the only helmet that seems to fit me is the large Specialized Aurora model.

Unfortunately they're $120, and the plastic headstrap is POS and needs to be reinforced with duct tape around the back.
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have you considered

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Have you tried on a Giro Atlas II? Maybe a customized helmet.
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Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
I've got a big ol' noggin (7 5/8ths) and the only helmet that seems to fit me is the large Specialized Aurora model.

Unfortunately they're $120, and the plastic headstrap is POS and needs to be reinforced with duct tape around the back.
I'm 7-5/8th too and my Bell Furio fits great for about half the price. This is taking into account my torpedo-like head as well.
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