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Old 09-10-13, 09:57 AM
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Old 09-10-13, 10:00 AM
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Is this you?

That's not an appropriate bicycle helmet.
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I bought this for use while riding my commuter bike.

https://www.riamart.com/product/uvex-...ck-504593.html
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riding partner gave up his specialized propero to get a lazer helmet, far less mushroom looking than the spesh lid is.
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None.

Just get over it and ride. Most non-cyclists think you look like a dork anyway.
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Have you considered not wearing a helmet?
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Originally Posted by RIRview
I bought this for use while riding my commuter bike.

https://www.riamart.com/product/uvex-...ck-504593.html
Interesting, do you have a pic of it on your noggin?
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you should try rudy project zuma or some other models from rudy
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What helmet are you using now?
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Well you and your wife will get over it after a while. I've been riding since I was a little kid and has always worn a helmet so I don't see why it looks "bad/stupid/dorky". But apparently there are some people out there who are new riders that think it makes them look "really stupid". Kudos for wearing one though.
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Originally Posted by ScuzUK
Interesting, do you have a pic of it on your noggin?
I'll take one when I get home from work and post it here. I like it because it matches my commuter bike--flat black and very urban looking.
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My Schwinn helmet I bought from Target many years back looks horrendously mushroomy.

My Giro Atmos, which I bought just several months ago, looks somewhat mushroomy on me.

A Kask K.50 I tried on (unfortunately, after I bought the Giro) looked very slim.

Personally, I'll go for a Kask K.50 or Mojito for my next helmet. I'm also interested to see what effect the Catlike has on my head. I've seen Catlike Whispers look slim on other non-pros. Specialized doesn't fit my head at all.
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Most BELL helmets are shroom like shape.
If you wanted to a low profile helmets.. check "Giro" or "Bontrager Circuit / Specter" helmets.
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Just add some spikey bits and you will look like the back of baby bowser.
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Originally Posted by BaseGuy
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Just get over it and ride. Most non-cyclists think you look like a dork anyway.
+1!

Once they see the spandex, they don't even know you have a helmet on.
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There's always this: https://www.hovding.com/en/

Non-toad for sure.
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I'd wear a styrofoam beer cooler on my head if I thought it would help my noggin survive a crash. They all make your head look big.
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Originally Posted by AERO63
Hahaha...some of these responses are making me laugh which is good, because it's definitely a goofy topic.

The helmet I have now is a Bell Ghisallo (had to look up the model). It's a fine helmet I'm sure, fits well, plenty comfortable...but goodness does it look funny. I chuckle whenever I catch a glimpse of myself!

No matter how funny it looks though, I'll always wear a helmet! Thanks for the suggestions everyone...I might look into something new at some point...keep them coming.
FFS just go ride your bike and quit looking at yourself in the mirror.
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I think you need to get one of these: They're way cool.
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LG ExoNerv for under $70. I don't understand the point in paying over $100 for a helmet:

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Originally Posted by BaseGuy
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Just get over it and ride. Most non-cyclists think you look like a dork anyway.
Correct. To a non cyclist, all helmets look the same.
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Cycling kits are ludicrous but they have evolved over 150 years to the point they're at now. Also, every sport's gear looks ridiculous out of context:

Baseball players wear baggy pajamas and spats.

Football players are in jodhpurs, crash helmets and cartoonishly oversized Gwar-ish shoulder pads.

Hockey players wear "Lets Get Physical"-style knit leggings, Sponge-Bob Squarepants padded shorts with suspenders and garish sweaters.

Swimmers are in Speedos and bald caps.

Basketball players are in Italian grandpa a-frame shirts that are too big for them, Bermuda shorts that are too big for them and pneumatic-looking hiking boot derivatives.

...etc
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lazer genesis: the least mushroomy of the brand's offerings...

the O2 didn't exactly fit my head shape and the high end Helium was double mushroomy due to the dual density foam they use.
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Originally Posted by THSdrummer
My Schwinn helmet I bought from Target many years back looks horrendously mushroomy.

My Giro Atmos, which I bought just several months ago, looks somewhat mushroomy on me.

A Kask K.50 I tried on (unfortunately, after I bought the Giro) looked very slim.

Personally, I'll go for a Kask K.50 or Mojito for my next helmet. I'm also interested to see what effect the Catlike has on my head. I've seen Catlike Whispers look slim on other non-pros. Specialized doesn't fit my head at all.
+1 for the Kask helmet lines, I would consider myself a newb, and had similar considerations and worries about looking silly when I roll up to hang out with non-cyclist friends or what have you. I tried and bought a Kask Mojito, its super comfy, not heavy, and very slim. It is non-cycling friend approved with a very low dork factor.
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