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Old 12-30-08, 01:33 PM
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helmet

The other day I witnessed a cyclist get clipped by a car and decided that it's time for me to start wearing a helmet. I ride in my "normal" clothes for commuting, so I don't need a TT helmet to match any lycra. I've been searching the forums a bit today and have decided that I like the looks of the Bern G and Brentwood. I don't want to end up looking like this
so any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
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Old 12-30-08, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
The other day I witnessed a cyclist get clipped by a car and decided that it's time for me to start wearing a helmet. I ride in my "normal" clothes for commuting, so I don't need a TT helmet to match any lycra. I've been searching the forums a bit today and have decided that I like the looks of the Bern G and Brentwood.
So go buy one.

Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
so any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
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Cream of wheat is better than oatmeal.
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Old 12-30-08, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
So go buy one.



Cream of wheat is better than oatmeal.
I was more looking for opinions on the comort of the helmets that I mentioned. But... I do prefer _cold_ cereal to hot cereal (honey bunches of oats ftw)
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Old 12-30-08, 01:40 PM
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I like the look of the matte black Giro Hex helmet



I ended up going for this color instead, since the place that was selling it didn't have matte black in my size

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Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
I was more looking for opinions on the comort of the helmets that I mentioned. But... I do prefer _cold_ cereal to hot cereal (honey bunches of oats ftw)
Ah...

So go try them on.

And cold cereal would be fine if milk weren't so disgusting.
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Old 12-30-08, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
Ah...

So go try them on.

And cold cereal would be fine if milk weren't so disgusting.
I go milkless
+apple juice over orange juice

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back on topic though
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Old 12-30-08, 01:43 PM
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Old 12-30-08, 01:45 PM
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If you're gonna use this in the summer as well, I'd recommend something with more ventilation, like the Hex that was posted.

I have a Giro and like it quite a bit. Although I guess I probably look a bit like a mushroom. I'm married though, so it's not like I have to attract a mate.
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Old 12-30-08, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Dostoy View Post
If you're gonna use this in the summer as well, I'd recommend something with more ventilation, like the Hex that was posted.

I have a Giro and like it quite a bit. Although I guess I probably look a bit like a mushroom. I'm married though, so it's not like I have to attract a mate.
yeah. this is hopefully to be a year round helmet.
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Old 12-30-08, 01:49 PM
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Try it on, adjusting to fit. Then grab the helmet with both hands and try to rotate it forward, then back. If it will move out of place, try another helmet. Repeat until you find a helmet that fits properly and meets your style requirements.
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Old 12-30-08, 01:52 PM
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this is what i wear. slim and comfy.
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Old 12-30-08, 01:53 PM
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I have a Bern Berkley and I like it a good deal
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After 32 years of not wearing a helmet I bought one this past spring. I literally was getting strange looks from people when I was riding around without one. I am a old fool from the old school but times are a changing.

Anyways I picked up a Giro Transfer for $25 on amazon. Not bulky looking and fits really nice.

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Ive been Wearin a Waverider style Protec Like this one when Im on me errand Bike:

Theyre a bit sleeker than the original Protecs and
made specifically for bike riders, multiple impact resistant,
not too heavy and hot in the summer. https://www.pro-tec.net/bike/main.html

Ive got large white NY stickers on the side (New York Giants Logo) and
black 3M Reflectives in the rear.
HOLLER POSER if you see Me fellow NYCers!!!

I just got a GIRO PNEUMO (ya I went Alien) for riding in the Summer on me weekend rides.
Not Lances colors tho.

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Old 12-30-08, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
After 32 years of not wearing a helmet I bought one this past spring. I literally was getting strange looks from people when I was riding around without one. I am a old fool from the old school but times are a changing.

Anyways I picked up a Giro Transfer for $25 on amazon. Not bulky looking and fits really nice.

I got the same exact thing.
I had concern with the mushroom look too.

I tired on a Giro Transfer helmet and found it looked nice(not at all mushroom) and fit really well. It was comfortable.

They don't sell the Transfer anymore. Instead it is called the Indicator and it has a removable visor.
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how does the protec compare with the bern?
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Old 12-30-08, 02:53 PM
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There is no one comfortable helmet; each fits differently. You just have go to your LBS try some on and pick the one that feels best.
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Old 12-30-08, 03:02 PM
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Well, havent tried Berns but considered them,
Protecs have been around alot longer than Berns,
Ventilation doesnt look as good on berns,
and Protecs got SXP technology:

And not as expensive and
Special Forces like to use them, like these SEALS!!!
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Old 12-30-08, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
Ah...

So go try them on.

And cold cereal would be fine if milk weren't so disgusting.
Rice Dream man. It's what us Lactose intolerant people drink.
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Originally Posted by MysticRats View Post

i have one of these as well, in white. had it for years, never wore it on my bike, but it is comphy, and works well at the skate park. i don't remeber what my bike helmet is, i haven't had it on in years, not even sure where it is right now. probably my parents garage. but the protec is nice, and it was cheap then, not sure what they go for now.

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Old 12-30-08, 05:09 PM
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+1 for the Bern brentwood. I'd suggest ordering a size up from what you measure, I had to return an XL for a XXL to get it to fit properly. Comfortable and adaptable for summer and winter riding.
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try as hard as you want, you will never ever look cool in a helmet.

if you're doing it for safety's sake, look through a performance catalog and pick the one that makes you want to puke the least.

and for the record, skateboard helmets on a bike are the easiest way get bottles thrown at you.
if you're going to wear a helmet, try not to look like a complete dork.
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Old 12-30-08, 05:25 PM
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forget i said that.
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I always thought that these look cool, but I've never seen them in person.

We just can't get through this topic without mentioning how bad this idea was. It's better for a helmet to look like what it is than what it isn't.
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Old 12-30-08, 05:33 PM
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yes another helmet wearer! everyone, please wear helmets...my friend flipped over his bars saturday night and literally broke half his face and will need surgery involving the insertion of titanium plates. I'm actually going to go visit him tonight.. he was not wearing a helmet at the time, now he has two black eyes, a skull fracture,right eye socket fracture and a broken nose. good gosh if you could only see him when his eyes were swollen, black and blue. His two front teeth are also chipped. doctors say he's lucky to be alive. if you say a helmet wouldn't protect his face, well in a front flip you can tuck your chin and let the helmet take the fall, but if you have none you have nothing to break the fall.

now the surgery will involve making an incision on the scalp, pulling the skin down to his forehead/nose area and inserting Ti plates. Now i can make fun of him whenever he passes through metal detectors.

sorry for the gritty details but now i'm a full advocate of helmets. i just hope you never have to experience this personally or have one of your friends share the same fate.

I always wore my helmet when we rode, but he started not wearing it like my other friend, who incidentally got hit by a car but didn't suffer any head injuries.

so i bought the Giro Pneumo in Matte Black (w/ flames but very faint). I found it at Incycle for 80 bucks. what a deal! it looks a little mushroom heady but i dont care after looking at my friend's mushroom head (from all the swelling).

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