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Vented Helmets?

Old 07-10-09, 12:01 PM
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Vented Helmets?

I've currently got a lower end Giro "Sport" helmet and I find my head getting hot. It's not unbearable, but it does feel like I've got a hat on. I live in a very moderate Central CA climate, so the heat is never unbearable, but I'm just wondering if getting a better vented helmet like the Atmos would be worth it to improve comfort and thereby "improve" performance. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-10-09, 12:04 PM
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look for helmets with big rear vents
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my personal fave is the MET Estro, but the atmos is a worthy consideration if it fits..
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Riding faster = More wind!!
But seriously, I got a BELL that fit my head very well after trying some old Giro, felt much more comfortable, although it was mostly due to fit, but it did vent better.
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Anybody bought stuff off bikebling.com? I found an Ionos for about the same price as the Atmos.
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Lazer O2 Road.

I have one. Much cooler than old Bell.

$100.
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OP, if you can try on some helmets to see that they're comfortable, it'll be a lot easier to pick one out.

Agreed on the big rear vents recommendation. Half of good ventilation is getting air out of the helmet.
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Don't just look at the holes - actually give it a test ride. You can't determine anything about airflow by just looking at it.
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
OP, if you can try on some helmets to see that they're comfortable, it'll be a lot easier to pick one out.

Agreed on the big rear vents recommendation. Half of good ventilation is getting air out of the helmet.
Yea I noticed mine doesnt have much in the back, which is probably why its not the greatest for cooling.
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