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My Helmet Leaves A Dent In My Forehead...

Old 07-10-09, 06:26 AM
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My Helmet Leaves A Dent In My Forehead...

After even a half hour ride I have a dent in my forehead...

(Actually it is a six or seven head maybe even an eight head but that is another issue)...

I have a Bell Sweep which I thought was for more of an oval head but I guess my head is more like an egg...

Can anyone with a really oval head recommend a helmet...

I am tired of explaining to people what the mark is in my head after I ride...
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Old 07-10-09, 06:39 AM
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Haha, that's funny. I had a Bell Sweep R, and it felt great on my head. Now I have a Bell Volt, and it leaves a small dent on the top of my head. It doesn't bother me when I'm riding though, so it's not a big deal.

You should probably just visit the LBS and just try different helmets
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This closed cell foam tape Frost King 3/4" x 5/16" x 10' Black Rubber Foam Tape (Lowes) is great for fitting a helmet.

My Bell Ghisallo helmet touches the top of my head near the back of the helmet, past the padding strips that came with the helmet. Two strips of this foam made all the difference there. The foam compresses easily, so it can be used on a lot of helmet pressure points.

I've had the roll of foam for probably 4 years, and used it on two different helmets.
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Old 07-10-09, 06:48 AM
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You're doing it wrong.

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Originally Posted by Hammertoe View Post
(Actually it is a six or seven head maybe even an eight head but that is another issue)...

OK I admit it I'm stumped -- could you please elaborate, enquiring minds want to know
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Old 07-10-09, 06:59 AM
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OK I admit it I'm stumped -- could you please elaborate, enquiring minds want to know
Me too, are you sure you haven't been crashing/falling? They can lead to short term memory loss...
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Old 07-10-09, 07:06 AM
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He's saying he's got a BIGASS forehead..
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Originally Posted by border reiver View Post
OK I admit it I'm stumped -- could you please elaborate, enquiring minds want to know
4-head...
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oh I see -- too early for me to be on BF yet
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Originally Posted by Hammertoe View Post
After even a half hour ride I have a dent in my forehead...

(Actually it is a six or seven head maybe even an eight head but that is another issue)...

I have a Bell Sweep which I thought was for more of an oval head but I guess my head is more like an egg...

Can anyone with a really oval head recommend a helmet...

I am tired of explaining to people what the mark is in my head after I ride...
Unless it's REALLY digging in to your forehead, I'm guessing any helmet that actually grips your head enough to be useful will probably do the same. FWIW I have the same problem, but just live with it. My Sworks helmet seems to leave a pretty minimal dent, but it's still there.
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Have you considered forehead reduction surgery?
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My wife's Giro Atmos did that, but she got an Ionos and it doesn't do it. One of those is like the Sweep, so if you can figure out which you could try the other one as it has a different head shape. She bruises easily so anything pressing against her skin like that leaves marks and indentations. I don't, so the pad locations will affect comfort but it won't leave marks. It has nothing to do with whether the helmet "grips your head enough to be useful" IMO.
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That's just been my experience about "dents" - YMMV
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Old 07-10-09, 09:48 AM
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Traditionally, Giro helmets were more oval and Bell helmets were more round. Shape varies somewhat from model to model, though, so try them on before you buy.
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