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Helmet Adjustment

Old 05-18-22, 02:11 PM
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Helmet Adjustment

Hi-I have a newish Giro Aether helmet. I really like how light and comfortable it is but my biggest issue is the front side of the helmet is hitting my glasses and top of my nose starts hurting. I have to adjust it every 10-15 mins which I never have to with my Kask utopia helmet.

Is there a way to adjust it so it sits higher (or show more forehead) with straps? Or should I give up and sell it? Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-18-22, 02:17 PM
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Buy a helmet that fits properly.
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Or some different glasses
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how about experimenting w/ some kind of fabric layer between your head & helmet? like a "headsweat" type thing. I find when I wear diff. things, it changes my helmet adjustment. in cold weather, I wear things that are thicker, in the summer they get pretty thin. I rarely ride w/o anything
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
how about experimenting w/ some kind of fabric layer between your head & helmet? like a "headsweat" type thing. I find when I wear diff. things, it changes my helmet adjustment. in cold weather, I wear things that are thicker, in the summer they get pretty thin. I rarely ride w/o anything
I’m thinking a cycling cap with brim might help with this.
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I don’t have a Giro helmet, but my POC helmet allows about 5 “rotate fore and aft” position adjustments. I had the same problem with the helmet hitting my glasses, but after adjusting said adjuster, the problem is gone. Maybe your helmet has the same adjustability?

On Edit: Giro’s website specifically details the fore and aft adjustability on the Aether helmet.

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You should be able to push it back/up like a cowboy hat.
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Old 05-19-22, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bboy314 View Post
I’m thinking a cycling cap with brim might help with this.
hmmm I wonder if the brim would defeat the purpose of an insert to lift the helmet & the brim itself would then push down on your glasses. maybe something w/o a brim?
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
You should be able to push it back/up like a cowboy hat.
One doesn't push a cowboy hat up and back unless your work is done for the day and you are kicking back with a cold one.
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Old 05-19-22, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
One doesn't push a cowboy hat up and back unless your work is done for the day and you are kicking back with a cold one.
Been there, done that.
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It's usually possible to adjust the straps in a way for proper fit that accommodates glasses

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It's usually possible to adjust the straps in a way for proper fit that accommodates glasses
but far back like, that isn't a proper fit. I mean, I think that's a bit too far back
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