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Re: Helmet Fit Guidelines...

#41 Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:06 pm

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#42 Unread post by jamesjohnson5551 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:11 am

Nice and useful post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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#43 Unread post by JohnnyS89 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:44 pm

Thank you for posting this. Having the right helmet fit is so important. I am currently in the market for a new helmet and I really appreciate the extra information.

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#44 Unread post by Julia33 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:48 pm

That explains a bit why those helmets are so darn expensive. Of course I'm not skimping on them, but still.

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#45 Unread post by MarkF55 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:40 pm

This is the best thing I've ever read on helmet fit and I'm in my sixties, started riding at about 15. I realize it was posted over a dozen years ago, but hear hear!

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#46 Unread post by centerstand65 » Tue May 21, 2019 1:52 pm

Impact mitigation is certainly important, but if a helmet is uncomfortable to be in during a ride, your ability to concentrate will decrease. I find that brand new helmets take several thousand miles to break in whereas used lids are comfortable right out of the box. When looking for a new lid, I look on eBay for Arai and Icon helmets with already sweaty liners. It's sweat that softens padding and makes it natural. Also, the natural smells in well worn helmets are much less distracting than what you get when you put on something that is brand new.

When looking for a new helmet, I suggest looking at those that other guys were in, first. What's used to someone else is new to you. Getting in another guy's well worn lid for the very first time is one of the best experiences of comfort that you can get. A well worn lid goes on easy and the straps buckle into place like they've done thousands of times before. The feeling and smell are awesome, too. Until you try it, you cannot know what it's like.

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#47 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:59 pm

centerstand65 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:52 pm
Impact mitigation is certainly important, but if a helmet is uncomfortable to be in during a ride, your ability to concentrate will decrease. I find that brand new helmets take several thousand miles to break in whereas used lids are comfortable right out of the box. When looking for a new lid, I look on eBay for Arai and Icon helmets with already sweaty liners. It's sweat that softens padding and makes it natural. Also, the natural smells in well worn helmets are much less distracting than what you get when you put on something that is brand new.

When looking for a new helmet, I suggest looking at those that other guys were in, first. What's used to someone else is new to you. Getting in another guy's well worn lid for the very first time is one of the best experiences of comfort that you can get. A well worn lid goes on easy and the straps buckle into place like they've done thousands of times before. The feeling and smell are awesome, too. Until you try it, you cannot know what it's like.
You obviously never read the first item in this thread. If it takes a thousand miles for a new helmet to feel right, then you're doing something wrong. You do what works for you.
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#48 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:50 pm

Lion_Lady wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:59 pm
You obviously never read the first item in this thread. If it takes a thousand miles for a new helmet to feel right, then you're doing something wrong. You do what works for you.
Quote for attention. :) I've been following this thread as a matter of curiosity for a few months now, and I'm convinced the OP MUST be just trolling. Who in god's name wants a sweaty, stained helmet?? I don't even let MY helmet get sweaty, that lining comes out once every three or six months and goes through the wash! And I wear a balaclava to minimize the headsmell.

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