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helmet fitment questions

Old 07-15-08, 10:27 PM
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helmet fitment questions

I have a specialized telluride mtn bike helmet from a few years back. I recently bought a road bike and have just been using that mtn helmet so far. In the last couple days I went to local bike shops to try out some road helmets. I tried out some higher end giro and bell helmets (atomos, ionos, pneumo, sweep r). I couldn't find a shop near me which stocks other higher end road helmets (wanted to try specialized 2d). I must be just between the M and L size because medium is just barely too tight on the loosest setting and the large size seems to have quite a bit of lateral movement when tightened. I think of all of them so far the bell sweep r probably fits best but my specialized telluride fits better. It just seems like the road helmets are more circular than the mtn helmets because I tried a couple mtn helmets from giro and bell and they also seemed narrower. Any other road helmets you guys can recommend that are a bit narrower? If you have a shop recommendation in the NW suburbs of Chicago let me know. Thanks.
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Old 07-16-08, 06:46 AM
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A piece of advice as you look for a helmet. As a roadie, you'll be spending a lot of time with your head up while stretched out in your drops or on your hoods. In the store you should look up to the ceiling when considering fit. For some people, like me, the back of a helmet can be too low on the head and it digs into the back of your neck.
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