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Facial hair and helmet straps..... does your helmet straps irritate your facial hair?

Old 01-07-14, 02:18 PM
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Facial hair and helmet straps..... does your helmet straps irritate your facial hair?

I'm sure somebody had talked about this before so spare me the did you search this before posting stuff. Anyways, I used to have Bell Alchera helmet that was comfy and didn't pull my facial hair. I crashed and replaced it with a Specialized helmet. The new helmet is a better fit, much more comfy, and most importantly matches my bike. The only problem is that the straps tug at my facial hair. This is crazy annoying. Now aside from the obvious, "Shave before you ride", comments are there any other solutions to this? Let me know what you all think.
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Old 01-07-14, 02:26 PM
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Full beard.

I wear LAZ helmets mostly, but I have an oversized Bell for layering up in, straps of neither tug on beard.
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Old 01-07-14, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Menel View Post
Full beard.

I wear LAZ helmets mostly, but I have an oversized Bell for layering up in, straps of neither tug on beard.
I wonder if its because I never let my facial hair get longer than a 1/4 inch in length. Though I guess that still wouldn't explain why my old Bell helmet didn't bug, since my grooming habits haven't changed.
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I have never had a problem, regardless of how long my beard has been. I've used Bell and Giro helmets.


I guess I should stay away from Specialized helmets.
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You could always smear some chamois cream on your face before you head out.
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Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
You could always smear some chamois cream on your face before you head out.
LMFAO At least you didn't suggest shaving.
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Which part of the straps are tugging on your beard?
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The the actual straps tug at my facial hair just below the ear down to my jawline.
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I have a tsg evolution helmet. https://www.amazon.com/TSG-Evolution-.../dp/B007EJ8JPS I have very thick facial hair and my helmet straps pulls on mine and it REALLY pisses me off.
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My beard is trimmed short, and I've never had an issue with my specialized helmet.
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My beard is so tough it irritates my helmet straps.
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My god, have you any idea how much extra weight and drag that beard is adding to your ride?
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My beard is about 4" long, and Bell helmets never cause a problem for me.
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Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
My beard is so tough it irritates my helmet straps.
Chuck Norris?

I have had had no such issue with my beard, long in the winter, short in the summer.

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my beard is about as long as it ever gets right now, but that's only about 1/4 to 1/2 in. long. usually it's really short, so no, I've never had any issues with my helmet straps (Giro)
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[QUOTE=Mondo734;16391000] The new helmet is a better fit, much more comfy, and most importantly matches my bike.

Your helmet matches your bike, so what more could you want? Pick up your purse, and cowboy up.

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