Best Hemets

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Best Hemets

Postby Beakyboy » 16 Jan 2008, 11:57am

Okay, now here's a question: Which is the best helmet out there? By best i mean safest, coolest (as in cooling) and functional. I currently have a Giro Havoc and the time has come for a change. I've looked at the Limar Pro-104 and the Specialised S-works 2D as possible contenders. Money is not a problem, well it is, but not when it comes to helmets, as I think you can't skimp when it comes to safety. I mainly do commuting and road riding.
Any one any ideas? ....answers on a postcard..............!
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Postby gaz » 16 Jan 2008, 2:24pm

Have a look at http://cyclehelmets.org/papers/c2023.pdf which was the most recent article in Cycle on the subject.
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Postby Kirst » 16 Jan 2008, 5:14pm

Darth Vader had quite a good one.
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Postby Cunobelin » 16 Jan 2008, 6:12pm

Snell certification is still the toughest to pass, and also uses "off the shelf" helmets.

If you can get one that fits, go for a Snell certified helmet.

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Postby reohn2 » 16 Jan 2008, 7:14pm

Kirst wrote:Darth Vader had quite a good one.


I thought so too but couldn't quite manage the voice myself :cry: :wink:


Seriously though,its a tough one is this coz unless you've repeatedly fallen on the bonce(and been saved any serious harm)its hard to tell.
I've been using Met helmets for the past oh let me see,10+years and I find them quite good, fitwise and coolwise(as in keeping my head reletively cool,them being made from polystyrene an all and not 8) man!).
The latest one I have (called Sfero I think)also has insect netting in the front vents, which when one is folicley(sp?) challenge helps stop them walking about on my head which can tickle a bit.

PS,I must warn you Beaky that this seemingly inoccent and harmless question could spark yet another helmet thread (as in pros and con of wearing one) which I hope it doesn't as the last 2000 page debate was inconclusive. :?

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Best Helmet

Postby DavidT » 17 Jan 2008, 6:19pm

Do Shimano and Campag make helmets?...........

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Postby mick skinner » 17 Jan 2008, 8:47pm

up until recently i've been ardently anti-helmet but bought myself a specialized decibel in july (actually in a bid to be more trendy now that the pros have to wear them) and it is really comfortable and cool (tempreture), i would recommend it. mine was £100 by the way.

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Postby reohn2 » 17 Jan 2008, 10:01pm

Beakyboy
Just looked at you avatar,your gonna need one heckuva hemet boy!

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Re: Best Hemets

Postby gaz » 17 Jan 2008, 10:08pm

Beakyboy wrote:Just because you don't believe in them doesn't mean they're not watching you


Damn his on to us.

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Postby Tandemist » 17 Jan 2008, 10:52pm

I've got on really well with my Giro Boreas helmet.
I like Catlike helmets and would love to use one of those, but they are too small for my head (or is it the other way around ?) :oops:

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Postby MartinC » 18 Jan 2008, 10:13am

Cunobelin is right - the Snell standard is best. The other thing to bear in mind is fit. Different manufacturers suit different shape heads e.g. I have a narrow head and Specialized and Rudy project helmets fit well, Bell don't at all. If you want the helmet for protection then it must fit well so try various brands to find those that fit best - you may find your choice will be a lot more restricted.

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Postby Beakyboy » 18 Jan 2008, 1:38pm

Well I made my purchase, though I have to say looks did play a big part. Ordered a Catlike Whisper they look fab! but a tad pricey
Check them out
http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ty ... 27&ID=1667

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Postby Tandemist » 18 Jan 2008, 6:33pm

Did you go for the World Champion Stripes version ?

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Postby Beakyboy » 21 Jan 2008, 9:09am

I thought that it may be a bit ambiguous as I'm an overweight forty something. Went for carbon and silver, can't wait, hopefully it will arrive today! Ooooooooo it's just like Christmas.....!
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Postby eileithyia » 21 Jan 2008, 9:44am

well he already has the helmet hair..... :lol: :lol: