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Old 08-22-14, 08:18 AM
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Specialized prevail hands down for me. I know not everyone agrees though
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Okay then. Can you accept that you are obviously a dweeb in denial?
Sorry, Jack, you're on your own with that one.
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Old 08-22-14, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by StanSeven
Obviously this guy isn't wearing the right helmet
What did Paul Rudd have in This Is 40? That seemed effective.
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I also think my new utility helmet is pretty damn cool looking:





It's a Torch T1 with integrated head and taillights. Not great for killer road rides, but sweet for shooting around town.

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Old 08-22-14, 08:47 AM
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Smart solution!
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Old 08-22-14, 10:01 AM
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Smart solution!
Ideal for facing down Panzer divisions at Le Tour d'El Alamein.
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Originally Posted by Cyclosaurus
I wear an invisible helmet. It's very stylish. Turns out it works pretty much as well as any other helmet.






This one here?


Bike24 - Hövding Complete Hövding CC Airbag Helmet + Creator's Cut Shell - silver/red/black
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Nah, it's the same one I use when driving, walking, or descending stairs.
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Old 08-22-14, 10:43 AM
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Old 08-22-14, 10:57 AM
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The problem with both this Giro and the Bell mentioned earlier is companies talk about them for months before you can buy.
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I have giro air attack shield helmit in black red. I thought itwas pretty cool until i saw a few of the ones posted... especially one of the first ones.
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Originally Posted by chaadster
I also think my new utility helmet is pretty damn cool looking:




It's a Torch T1 with integrated head and taillights. Not great for killer road rides, but sweet for shooting around town.
Am I the only person who went...."Why would I want a Stormtrooper replica helmet. It even comes with a frosted visor so you can't see."
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Old 08-22-14, 03:51 PM
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Am I the only person who went...."Why would I want a Stormtrooper replica helmet. It even comes with a frosted visor so you can't see."
Hahaha! That occurred to me, too, but then I thought, no, it's definitely more Alliance army/rebel trooper:

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Old 08-22-14, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by chaadster
I also think my new utility helmet is pretty damn cool looking:





It's a Torch T1 with integrated head and taillights. Not great for killer road rides, but sweet for shooting around town.

Gawd, I sat here wondering for at least 30 seconds how someone is supposed to see out of the frosted vent, until i scrolled down to the last pic.

The designers did a tight job integrating both those lights into the helmet. How is the heat? It doesn't look like it has many vents, plus the heat generated by the LED's looks like it goes into the head, however little heat it is.
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Old 08-22-14, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by KBentley57
Gawd, I sat here wondering for at least 30 seconds how someone is supposed to see out of the frosted vent, until i scrolled down to the last pic.

The designers did a tight job integrating both those lights into the helmet. How is the heat? It doesn't look like it has many vents, plus the heat generated by the LED's looks like it goes into the head, however little heat it is.
Haha! That's a pretty funny idea, of looking the through the lens...it reminds me of Dumb Donald's hat!



As for the cooling/heat issue, I haven't worn the thing yet (I just ordered it), so no first hand feedback, but I'm not too worried about it since most of my urban trips, even if I go hard and get hot, are short, so I should be able to bear it. But no, I don't expect it to be particularly cool, though it is supposed to have internal channeling to let the air flow, and I keep my hair very short! They're low output LEDs so I think the heat will be negligible, particularly, again, for the anticipated shortness of the typical use.

Anyway, if it turns out to be uncomfortably hot, I have other helmets for the hotter days. I'm actually hoping it provides a little more warmth for winter rides when compared to one of my really vented 'race' type helmets, which always necessitate wearing a skullcap underneath and/or a rain cover on the helmet, which does get blinkin' hot.
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MOD NOTE: I deleted a few posts that were starting to take this thread into the need/benefit of wearing a helmet. All threads that go that route have to be merged into the Helmet Thread in A&S. Let's keep this thread about aesthetics, please.
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Old 08-22-14, 07:24 PM
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I know not everyone wants to look roaderrific, but after a period of everything getter lighter, vent-ier, and generally more wearable, I'm now seeing a mystifying trend toward the skate helmet style, with a few cursory vent holes smaller than a dime in the shell. Lord, I thought that went the way of the insanely heavy, hot kiwi helmet I wore on an SHP tour in 1991, not that it was somehow the new thing the kids were doing
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Hmm some nifty ones for sure thanks guys. Post more if you know any other cool ones that don't make your head look like a melted turtle
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Originally Posted by superslomo
I know not everyone wants to look roaderrific, but after a period of everything getter lighter, vent-ier, and generally more wearable, I'm now seeing a mystifying trend toward the skate helmet style, with a few cursory vent holes smaller than a dime in the shell. Lord, I thought that went the way of the insanely heavy, hot kiwi helmet I wore on an SHP tour in 1991, not that it was somehow the new thing the kids were doing
I had one of those! The Kiwi K25 looked more like a hockey helmet than anything, and had, IIRC, plush, full lining! Great in the winter, but if it wasn't well below zero, it was still too hot! Lordy, that was a beast!

These new skate type helmets can be much better, but anyway more styles are better to suit varying use conditions. A helmet for a 2 mile commute doesn't need to do what a helmet for a 55mi B group does, and vice versa. A vintage Kiwi for polar expeditions, perhaps?
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I really like the POC Octal, but it's pricey and I have a difficult time finding helmet that fit.
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Originally Posted by chaadster
Hahaha! That occurred to me, too, but then I thought, no, it's definitely more Alliance army/rebel trooper:
My wife's (non-cyclist) first comment "That looks like something from Star Wars."
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Old 08-23-14, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
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It works for me.

Especially on hot days. It's cooler with the Prevail than with nothing. Something to be said for the insulating properties of styrofoam, not to mention directed airflow over the ol' melon.
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