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    Road helmet

    Looking at replacing my Giro Saros as it's getting a bit long in the tooth. Any recommendations?

    I've a reasonably large head (always a large size in Giro sizes) and Giro's do fit me well, but I'd like a change ideally. When I was looking at a new mtb helmet I bought a Kask something or other (one size fit's all job) which I had to send back as it wasn't a good fit, however I was very impressed with it's quality. Never tried another brand before so don't know if met stuff or the like will fit, and am unlikely to be able to try on as my lbs is rubbish, so I'll be ordering and sending back if they don't fit. Ideally I'm after something slim and low profile to match my athletic build and understated good looks

    So, what's good?

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    Spesh S-Works prevail or propero, best venting helmet I've had.

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    I'm led to believe that these are rather good. No experience of them myself but, IIRC, William of Blackheart uses them.


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    Ah yeah, I'd forgotten about the Spesh helmets. I had a look at the Catlike helmets when sport pursuit had them on offer but didn't pull the trigger - they're a bit of an aquired taste and I'm not quite sure what I think of them.

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    Met fit me well so I went with a 2011 Inferno. I since have matching cap and glasses of course.

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    Nice rainbow colous


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    I'm a couple of years away from World Champ so will give that colour scheme a miss for a while, but it is a good looking helmet. I'd be tempted to install a Cylon/Knightrider moving red LED in that front vent though

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    Dont forget that Spesh Helmets meet a higher standard than others [Met the exception]
    They are tested to Snell SNELL B90A

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    Yep Catlikes for me...though you can only wear them when you're feeling really really fast otherwise you look like a tit :-)

    Kind of like wearing white rimmed Oakleys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHB 10.6.6 View Post
    Yep Catlikes for me...though you can only wear them when you're feeling really really fast otherwise you look like a tit :-)

    Kind of like wearing white rimmed Oakleys.
    *smirks* You goddamn, mothertruckin' pimp, you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post
    *smirks* You goddamn, mothertruckin' pimp, you.
    But seriously...white rimmed glasses on your average middle aged roadie pootling along on club runs?

    Rule #56 Thy will look like a massive tool wearing fancy pro kit riding under 35kmh.

    In fact white rimmed glasses just look gay...in all circumstances.

    What they think they look like:




    What they actually look like:



    :-)
    Last edited by BHB 10.6.6; 04-03-13 at 16:48.

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    Can't you just wear the same helmet you wear on your mountainbike...

    *runs for cover*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanos Wephanos View Post
    Can't you just wear the same helmet you wear on your mountainbike...

    *runs for cover*
    U fo' real?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post
    I'm led to believe that these are rather good. No experience of them myself but, IIRC, William of Blackheart uses them.

    These are hideous, unless you can ave 25mph you're not gonna get away with it.
    ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Dirty Karlos_ View Post
    U fo' real?
    He's in Belgium, I bet he only rides side saddle on cobbles and with a bike that has a "top" tube down by his ankles.

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    hideous

    Indeed. They're clearly based around a moulding of fossilised dinosaur poo...
    Last edited by Hans Frii; 15-03-13 at 15:19. Reason: Cos Stan got in the way, the fucker...

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    just wear the same helmet you wear on your mountainbike...

    Seriously - I wear the same helmet on or off-road. A few days ago I was glad to have that E2 peak - stopped the snow building up on my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    He's in Belgium, I bet he only rides side saddle on cobbles and with a bike that has a "top" tube down by his ankles.

    huh... Belgium is Roadie central, that's the dutch that ride like that... all Belgium men want to be Eddie Merkx.
    Last edited by Stephanos Wephanos; 15-03-13 at 15:23. Reason: Spazy fingers

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Dirty Karlos_ View Post
    U fo' real?
    Fo' sho' fool!

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