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Old 07-20-21, 06:28 AM
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I always find those traditional cycling caps to be too small, so I wear a regular baseball-type cap, size XL. Usually worn backwards so the brim doesn't block my view.

I'm not sure of a better solution.... Probably my own fault because my head is big and square. I always joke that the best-fitting bike helmet for me probably best resembles one of those plastic milk crates.
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Old 07-20-21, 10:13 AM
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I wear these things, backwards unless it's raining. The Full Sail one is less aero than it used to be, which makes no difference to me, but it could be an issue for some folks.

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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
That was the one reason I used to shop at nashbar. Whenever they'd have weird euro team hats for under $4, I'd buy 5-6. Now I can barely find a 100% cotton cap for under $20.
Same deal with Pro Bike Kit, when all they sold was surplus pro bike kit.
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Old 07-20-21, 11:07 AM
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I usually cut the tops off and wear them backwards under my helmet. The brim seems to wick the sweat towards the back and it provides a little extra sun protection on my neck. Aussie (Orica-Greenedge) hack.
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Old 07-20-21, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
I wear these things, backwards unless it's raining. The Full Sail one is less aero than it used to be, which makes no difference to me, but it could be an issue for some folks.

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I would be disappointed if something called "full sail" was aero.
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Old 07-20-21, 12:39 PM
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I have a repop "Team Z" I'm trying to get broken in like that.
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Old 07-20-21, 12:49 PM
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Im not a fan of the caps but will wear one, rarely, on hot days to help with the sun and extremely cold days for warmth. Other than as noted i think they are a touch ugly and distract from the beautiful creature I have become in my late 70s .

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Old 07-21-21, 06:14 AM
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I wear a Halo do-rag under my helmet with the rubber strip on the forehead. I sweat like a pig and it gets in my eyes if I don't wear this. These things work amazingly. After every ride I rinse it out in the sink and let it air dry.
Mine arrives today! Can't wait to try it out. Tired of sweat in my eyes and sunglasses
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Old 07-21-21, 09:06 AM
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Mine arrives today! Can't wait to try it out. Tired of sweat in my eyes and sunglasses
It's a game changer.
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Old 07-24-21, 10:11 AM
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I never understood the allure. I wear my helmet and occasionally a halo band on long hot rides.
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Old 07-24-21, 11:06 AM
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I don't like traditional cotton caps- uncomfortable lumpy elastic & often scratchy.

Giro Peloton cap FTW. Light, comfortable, low profile under the helmet, & OK looking.
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Old 07-24-21, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
I don't like traditional cotton caps- uncomfortable lumpy elastic & often scratchy.

Giro Peloton cap FTW. Light, comfortable, low profile under the helmet, & OK looking.
That's the cap I wear also. So light I don't really even feel it while riding. Plenty of ventilation and does a great job keeping my head from getting burned and wicks the sweat away.
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Old 07-24-21, 02:11 PM
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So none of you guys wear caps just because they look cool? I think mine looks sweet, but don't really think its that functional for me, might help with sweat in the eyes but doesn't fully solve the problem
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Old 07-24-21, 02:25 PM
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I have worn them just for looks. I do think they look cool but the brim interferes with my vision. I haven't had a helmet that would permit a flipped brim unless I perched it way on the back of my head. I have 7-11, Continental, Clement and a couple of others. Sometimes I'll put one in my pocket if I think I'll be hanging around somewhere mid ride and want to take off my helmet. Chicks love them! Also, if you see a girl savvy enough to wear one, make your move quickly, she's likely a keeper!
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Old 07-24-21, 03:08 PM
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Sure, I like the way it looks too. I wear the brim flipped up almost all the time and it fits perfectly against and under my helmet. If I'm riding right into the sun I can bring the brim down for some shade.

It's function and form all wrapped up into one....there is a reason the cycling cap is so classic.
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