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Old 06-12-14, 12:43 PM
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I really need help on helmet

Hi. I'm new to this forum and road bike. is it ok to ask a question here?

it's kind of sad story. Anyway, I have been trying to find a helmet that fits on my head.
I have looked online numerous articles/recommendations for a helmet that fits weird & large head.
Also tried some of helmets in local bike shops.

my head is flat back, long sides, pointy front.

It is like a triangle or saddle

Also circumference is like 58cm

I tried all types of large helmets and nothing feels right.

Any personal experience or recommendation for me??

Thank you
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Old 06-12-14, 01:08 PM
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Post this on the helmet thread. Maybe someone will take a break from the infighting there to give you some specific advice.

OTOH- I suspect it's going to be a question of trial and error to find the shell with the best approximate fit, then tinkering with various combinations of pads and pad position, possibly using stick-on Velcro to mount pads farther forward on the sides, where your head is narrower.
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Old 06-12-14, 06:55 PM
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Something that has an adjustable knob may help. Not sure if that is common now, last few helmets I had had one but I think there are some helmet lines that don't have that nice adjuster. May cost a bit more but it is still worth it.
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Old 06-12-14, 07:33 PM
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Try and find Uvex helmets. German, extremely high quality. Not cheap, though.

cycling helmets *|* uvex sports
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Originally Posted by qpemfh11 View Post
Hi. I'm new to this forum and road bike. is it ok to ask a question here?

it's kind of sad story. Anyway, I have been trying to find a helmet that fits on my head.
I have looked online numerous articles/recommendations for a helmet that fits weird & large head.
Also tried some of helmets in local bike shops.

my head is flat back, long sides, pointy front.

It is like a triangle or saddle

Also circumference is like 58cm

I tried all types of large helmets and nothing feels right.

Any personal experience or recommendation for me??

Thank you
I have a Bell Citi helmet that fits my odd melon pretty well. I think they've renamed it the Muni now.


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Old 06-12-14, 09:14 PM
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You may want to try a non traditional helmet,
maybe this will work for you:

Carrera E00414 Foldable Helmet | Helmets Leisure | - Cycle Sports UK
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If you are doing regular riding on the roads, you don't need a helmet, as they offer little to no protection against head trauma. A much better investment would be a rear-view mirror. The recent ACA study has shown that collisions from the rear are the most dangerous to cyclists; thus, it pays to keep a good eye on what's going on back there.

You'll notice that in all mature cycling environments, helmets are rarely worn; similarly, a year or so after the NYC bike share program started, in which few riders wear helmets, there has yet to be a single head injury.

So save the money you would spend on a helmet and spend one-quarter of it on a rear-view mirror. You also won't have the sizing problem
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Like shoes , best to try them on in person .. some fit all have the back of the helmet adjustable .

Giro used to be more Oval and Bell, Rounder .. but Bell Bought out Giro so IDK what they are now.
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I also sometimes find significant differences in internal shape between different models within a brand. This was the case with Specialized where the Prevail didn't fit my head well at all but the Echelon was nearly perfect.
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First go to all of the Xmart stores, DSG, Sports Authority, and REI. If those don't work, then contact Bell.

Bell Helmets

Customer Service 9-6pm M-F : (800) 456-2355

http://www.bellhelmets.com/contact-us
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Old 06-13-14, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by skye View Post
...A much better investment would be a rear-view mirror.
Very good advice. All vehicles should have mirrors, period. It's the single best investment in security you can make.

I am bald so need something on my head anyway, it might as well be a helmet and it doesn't bother me. IMHO helmet no problem, but it must have a secondary usefulness - sun protection, visibility or whatever.
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