AlanW wrote: Mick F wrote:
Therefore, why don't I wear a helmet?
Because it's uncomfortable. If it was, I may wear it and not take it off.
Not wishing to join in on the should a helmet be worn or not debate, just commenting on this statement. But have you thought that maybe all helmets are different and that one shape doesn't fit everyone? Even the same make helmets but in different styles will fit differently.
Maybe you're right and maybe you're wrong. I've use a Specialized S3 for some years, and before that at Giro (something or other).
I had a thread on here - don't bother looking at yet another helmet thread! - about helmet quality and if you get more if you pay more.
I finally bought the S3 as it had good reviews and I found it on offer at the local Specialized shop. It's fully adjustable for head shape in height, width and length. It had good padding and nice light straps and the helmet is very well vented and cool (for a helmet). It fits my head perfectly.
Why is it now uncomfortable?
Because in the last six months, what was left of my hair seemingly suddenly went. I'm now totally bald, and as a "newbie baldie", I find that this wonderfully fitting S3 helmet is uncomfortable on my bare skin.
Maybe in the winter and cold, I could wear a skull cap underneath maybe?
I tried it, and it is still not quite right, so perhaps I should try a beanie hat underneath ................ or buy a wig.
Mick F. Cornwall