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Torn between two helmets

Old 12-26-15, 02:47 PM
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Torn between two helmets

Looking for a new helmet. I am torn between the Giro Synthe and the Catlike Mixino. I have tried both on with equal comfort. Opinions appreciated.
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Old 12-26-15, 02:55 PM
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Go by feel and/or comfort. If tied, go by looks. If still tied, go by price.
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Post pics with each helmet on your head.
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Old 12-26-15, 03:00 PM
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The Catlike is one ugly, corny looking helmet.
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They are both ugly but the Catlike takes ugly to a whole new level.
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Old 12-26-15, 03:43 PM
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I see you're somewhere in the Southeast, so I would say go for whichever helmet you think has the best ventilation.
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Old 12-26-15, 03:52 PM
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Not that all helmets aren't stupid looking to some extent, but the Catlike Mixino is extraordinarily fugly.
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The catlike looks like a bunch of empty eye sockets. Really creepy. I have the Giro synthe and find it very confortable. If you find the non mips version, the price is about 100
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I have a Synthe MIPS and after a recent crash, bought another.

And then there's the crowd that says not to wear a helmet.
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The Catlike is a giant wiffleball.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Go by feel and/or comfort. If tied, go by looks. If still tied, go by price.
That's the way I would advise.
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Torn between two helmets

Feeling like a fool...
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The catlike looks like a giant vacant honeycomb.
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Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
Torn between two helmets

Feeling like a fool...
deciding between both of you is breaking all the rules
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I just looked up the Cateye Mixino. I'd take the Giro all 7 days of the week.
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Love my mixino helmets. All helmets look stupid, the mixino is just a different stupid. All cycling outfits look stupid. If you think my helmet looks more stupid than yours, that's ok, you still look stupid!
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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13 View Post
Love my mixino helmets. All helmets look stupid, the mixino is just a different stupid. All cycling outfits look stupid. If you think my helmet looks more stupid than yours, that's ok, you still look stupid!
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Old 12-27-15, 09:11 AM
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Love my mixino helmets. All helmets look stupid, the mixino is just a different stupid. All cycling outfits look stupid. If you think my helmet looks more stupid than yours, that's ok, you still look stupid!
You keep telling yourself that and it will be okay.
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You keep telling yourself that and it will be okay.
Yes and let's add to it. Anyone who thinks they look good in their cycling skippies, IS STUPID! Or, as Mr. Jefferson said (on South Park), "Allegedly, allegedly!!! You're ignorant."
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Yes and let's add to it. Anyone who thinks they look good in their cycling skippies, IS STUPID!
Aww. I planned on wearing my bibs to the beach this summer to attract women.
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Two things I require in a helmet other than comfort:

1. Has to have MIPS. After a lot of research on this and family experience with TBI, this is well worth any premium.

2. I have to be able to scratch my head through the vents. Drives me nuts if I can't.

So the helmet I have is the POC octal MIPs. Highly recommend it. I wouldn't buy either of the helmets suggested.

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