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  1. #1
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    What brand helmet do you wear?

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    I'm just curious what people prefer. I think I'm going to stick with getting another Giro after reading the article about the man getting run over. But, I was kind of concerned that mine cracked straight through. Our friends will only wear Bell helmets. Just curious what ya'll think.

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    I wear a bell Sweep. More for the fact that it fits and has good aerodynamics for racing than anything else. Giros are nice, but a bit out of my price range compared to Bell.
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  3. #3
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    Just curious why you are concerned that yours cracked straight through?
    Sounds like it absorbed and dissipated the energy of your crash quite effectively.

    That said, I have a Giro Pneumo. I like the fit better than the Atmos, and the other helmets my LBS had just didn't "do it" for me.
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    i am on my 3rd Bell. I like them, they fit.
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    Louis Garneau just because it was on sale and red (noticable to cars).

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    One of the guys at my LBS mentioned the other day that Giro and Bell helmets are actually made by the same company. In my opinion, since all the helmets on the market are certified by the same organization, it's more important that the helmet fit properly and that you wear it corrently on your head. And if you take a fall at all and hit your head, be sure to replace your helmet, even if it otherwise looks okay.

    Just my two cents.
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  7. #7
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    Bell "Bella". Good fit and very comfortable
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  8. #8
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    Yep, Giro and Bell are the same company.

    And ditto indysteel about the certification company.

    I have two helmets. My original one is a Bell Alchera in dark grey because it fit well. It looked HUGE on my head though, so I bought another helmet that looks better and is white (more visible). The new helmet is a Giant Ares and it fits differently (works better with a pony tail and is cooler than my other helmet).

    So now my old helmet is my winter helmet (it fits layers underneath it better) and my new helmet is my summer helmet.
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    I just bought an Ironman helmet, and I absolutely love it. I hate helmets. I've used Bell and Louis Garneau, both were ok, but this is the first helmet I've used that I actually like to wear. Mine is the mid-range "Pro" model. I barely feel it on, even on really hot days.
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    I like the Specialized Women's air force. I love the fit.
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  11. #11
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    Giro Pneumo for me which I like very much. I got it more for fit. I would have liked a Specialized because that is the bike that I ride, but all of them were too big.

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  12. #12
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    Giro Pneumo here also. The only other helmet I've had was a Louis Garneau. I like the look and fit of the Giro better.

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    Mine's a Trek. We have limited availability here, so I got one with a US certification. And it fits and is comfortable.

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    I'm with GLC1968 and IndySteel - in the US , all helmets have to pass CPSC (consumer products Saftey Commision) Standards. So, as far as Crash-worthy ness, they're all the same - the $10 one does as well or better the $200 one - take a look at www.helmets.org
    My advice - try on some - see what you like - then buy a couple. That way you won't be tempted to wear one after you've been pavement surfing. I have two Giro Monzas myself.

  15. #15
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    Giro Pneumo here too. the one that I cracked was a trek
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