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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:01 pm 
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For mid-level XC and commuting. Want something as sleek/nice looking as possible so that I stay motivated to wear it!

Budget of £50 - ideas please 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:22 pm 
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Try a couple on, if it fits well, you are more likely to wear it.

Personally I like the Giro Indicator, which is the bottom model, but don't liek the models above it :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:32 pm 
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thel33ter wrote:
Try a couple on, if it fits well, you are more likely to wear it.

Personally I like the Giro Indicator, which is the bottom model, but don't liek the models above it :roll:


+1!
Find one that's comfy. Different makes suit different shape heads.
All should do the job. With expensive helmets, you're really only paying for more holes...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:21 pm 
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I got a Giro Hex from Merlin around six months ago. I'd really recommend one. Good cooling in summer and fits well.

Link: http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... et_714.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:45 pm 
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I also find the Giro Hex very comfortable and stable too.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:57 pm 
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Go try them on, never just buy.
Too much difference between brands and even styles in the same brand.

Measure your head before you go to make it easier.

Halfords have a couple in you can try, then your LBS should have some.

I've recently bought a MET Velino SIM (I think :lol ) was comfy and as I was mid size on the band, I can wear a thin thinsulate hat under it in this weather.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:42 pm 
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I like the Lazer 2X3M for £39.99.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:13 pm 
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Get the one that fits best.

For my head it's either the Met Kaos (comfy) or Uvex XP100 (really comfy)

Giro Zen & Hex are always recommended on forums

Bell are said to fit those with a larger head better than other brands

Time to pop into your LBS


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:31 pm 
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Andy B wrote:
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Bell are said to fit those with a larger head better than other brands

Time to pop into your LBS


Well I'm in a large helmet (MET) size. and the Bell are horrible on.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:34 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Andy B wrote:
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Bell are said to fit those with a larger head better than other brands

Time to pop into your LBS


Well I'm in a large helmet (MET) size. and the Bell are horrible on.
Which just goes to show that you need to try before you buy :wink:

Or you just have an odd shaped swede :P


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