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Best Hemets

Posted: 16 Jan 2008, 11:57am
by Beakyboy
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..............!

Posted: 16 Jan 2008, 2:24pm
by gaz
Have a look at which was the most recent article in Cycle on the subject.

Posted: 16 Jan 2008, 5:14pm
by Kirst
Darth Vader had quite a good one.

Posted: 16 Jan 2008, 6:12pm
by Cunobelin
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.

Posted: 16 Jan 2008, 7:14pm
by reohn2
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. :?

Best Helmet

Posted: 17 Jan 2008, 6:19pm
by DavidT
Do Shimano and Campag make helmets?...........

Posted: 17 Jan 2008, 8:47pm
by mick skinner
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.

Posted: 17 Jan 2008, 10:01pm
by reohn2
Just looked at you avatar,your gonna need one heckuva hemet boy!

Re: Best Hemets

Posted: 17 Jan 2008, 10:08pm
by gaz
Beakyboy wrote:Just because you don't believe in them doesn't mean they're not watching you

Damn his on to us.

Posted: 17 Jan 2008, 10:52pm
by Tandemist
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:

Posted: 18 Jan 2008, 10:13am
by MartinC
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.

Posted: 18 Jan 2008, 1:38pm
by Beakyboy
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 ... 27&ID=1667


Posted: 18 Jan 2008, 6:33pm
by Tandemist
Did you go for the World Champion Stripes version ?

Posted: 21 Jan 2008, 9:09am
by Beakyboy
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.....!

Posted: 21 Jan 2008, 9:44am
by eileithyia
well he already has the helmet hair..... :lol: :lol: