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Slim-line bike helmets?

Old 08-22-11, 01:38 PM
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Slim-line bike helmets?

Hi all,
I am looking at getting a helmet and have the problem that the ones I try or look at seem to make my big head even bigger. Can anyone recommend a slim line helmet or something I should be looking out for to know they are slim line for around the £50-£60 mark.
Thanks,
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Old 08-22-11, 01:43 PM
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All the guys with sexy helmets can't respond to your post cuz they're too busy fighting off hot women.

So let me begin....
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Old 08-22-11, 01:52 PM
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No one's looking at how big our helmets makes our head look. They're looking at how ridiculous we look in our tight spandex.

BTW, which ones have you tried?
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Old 08-22-11, 01:53 PM
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Old 08-22-11, 01:58 PM
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How about this?

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Old 08-22-11, 02:04 PM
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I think the issue is your head/body shape. Specialized Prevail helmets look fine on tons of cyclists, but on me it looks ridiculous. In fact, every helmet I've ever tried looks gigantic ontop of my skinny face/head. My dad is a 50lbs heavier than me, a little shorter, and he looked just fine in it.
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Old 08-22-11, 02:44 PM
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I like the effect, it helps balance the gut
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I can hardly see my helmet while I'm riding, so I don't worry about how it looks.

Hell, I'm a middle-aged guy on a bike. Dork factor, as we regularly remind ourselves on BF, is already through the roof.
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Old 08-22-11, 06:32 PM
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Lazer Genesis (not helium) is one of the slimmest around.
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Old 08-22-11, 07:56 PM
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I have the same issue. Size 61 head but I have a weird head shape. The only things I have found that are comfortable are Bell Volt, Specialized Prevail and S-Works and LAS helmets. The LAS were the least "mushroom" of the bunch, but the volt fit best.
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I have a big melon too (62cm), and normally wear XL helmets. I have a Giro Prolight that isn't too mushroomy, and it is very comfortable. It is better vented than everyone says, but it leaves two dents in my forehead from the padding....
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Old 08-22-11, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by toshi View Post
Lazer Genesis (not helium) is one of the slimmest around.
This is a good helmet, I have one and can vouch for it.

BUT, all of our heads are different shapes and sizes and the Lazer line of helmets are made more for narrow long heads. You need to go to a LBS and try on a bunch of helmets till you find one that fits. With the helmet on and properly adjusted shake your head violently forwards and backwards and side to side, also you should not be able to hit the front or back with your hand and move it more then a inch, and the same for the side.

Here's thin helmet though I wouldn't wear one: http://www.bing.com/shopping/surface...=EGCA0&lppc=16
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Old 08-22-11, 10:19 PM
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You do realize that this has all the same tones as your wife asking, "Does this dress make my butt look big?"
Its a foam and plastic shell. If youre gonna wear one, get one that fits reasonably well and has some measure of efficacy. How your head looks, while wearing it is secondary.



See what I mean? Aint much you can do but look like you're wearing a helmet. Seriously, no one but you will care how it looks.

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Old 08-22-11, 11:21 PM
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The best thing to do is go somewhere with a variety of helmets and just try them on, you'll quickly narrow down fit and comfort choice by manufacturer and eventually you'll find one which you just don't notice.

I really like Catlike, Limar, Specialized (really just the S-Works) and Kask helmets (raced and crashed a lot, so gone through many helmets) who all make great slim helmets, but there are a lot of choices out there.

You're just going to need to do some leg-work (well head-work really).
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