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What helmets do you all wear?

May sound like abit of a daft question but, I have just bought one off wiggle and it has arrived and I do not like it, im returning it. I want one that sits low on your head (doesnt stick up and make your head look huge) and is comfy... any ideas?


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    nivaghnivagh Posts: 595

    I wear a MET Ippogriffo. I chose it because it has plenty of ventilation and was at the right price point. Aside from that, I don't really expect a helmet to make me look good, only to protect my bonce should the worst happen, and let enough air through that my brain doesn't get broiled in my own sweat.
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    sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    Im not trying to look good, just want something I like and feels good.... I dont want soething that is massive on my head.
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    treefrogtreefrog Posts: 1,242
    Triathlon race and time trial with a Giro advantage - excellent helmet but did take practise to perfect in transitions.

    General cycling I ue a Rudy Project, but I don't like it, as its very uncomfortable and have to strategically fold a Buff to make it bearable. A very good friend bought me it as a gift therefore I'm honour bound to wear it until its appropriate to rplace it with a Giro
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    GHarvGHarv Posts: 456
    Catlike for general riding.

    Limar Chrono for tri and tt. Very comfy - chose it as it has a shorter tail so if you move your head around it doesn't disrupt air flow as much according to cycle plus anyway.

    At my speed i doubt i'll see the difference.

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    julesojuleso Posts: 279
    I have a Giro Pneumo and it's just great - really comfy. If looks are important I would suggest that you go and try a few out if you can. I really couldn't be happier with my Pneumo. :-)
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    BritspinBritspin Posts: 1,655
    Hell looks are important! I had a MET Stradivarius (old style) which I loved but did look like I was wearing my brain outside my head, I had another MET..5th Element(?), which was huge, but both very comfortable & well vented.

    I now ride a Bell Sweep & it is the only helmet I have ever replaced with the same model....but about a week after I had to buy a new one (dropped it), the Volt came out, which I haven't tried yet.(Its black & red with croched porridge straps & carbon buckles since you did not ask)

    Giro never fitted my head until the pneumo, they always felt to short front to back & wide side to side.
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    bennybenny Posts: 1,314
    It's not the brand or type of helmet you wear, it's how you wear it!!!

    Remember??: http://forum.220magazine.com/fb.asp?m=16132&key=fun%2Cpic
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    I went to Specialised and bought a cheap one as i seem to get through them rather quickly. My old helmet stank after 12months so the new one has lots of ventilation!!!

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    BARNYBARNY Posts: 157
    Steer clear of any brand with one size or no medium size verison..

    MET is good for me.

    GO buy one in a shop so you can try it on, tinterweb may be cheaper but not, if like me you end up buying three untill you get one you are happy with - go figure.

    Whoever throw their helmoet away because it smells - why dont you wash it?!
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    nivaghnivagh Posts: 595

    Absolutely - just take the pads out and wash them!
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    sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    finally bought a new one. I tried on a few Giros but in the end I found a Rudy Project one that fitted well. so job done.
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