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    New Helmet Thread, With PICS!!


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    Get a fatter head?
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    Are you saying that your head is just empty space? Just teasing! I wish I could help in this matter but I just got my first helmet ever. Thankfully it fits very comfortably but the color is lacking...

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    I have a narrow head also, did you try a Giro? I use an Eclipse..

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    ... Dremel Mototool and grinding wheel should eliminate any probs (course, you'll have to decide whether you Moto your head or the helmet)...

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    I have the same problem with Giros and find the Bell Ghisallo to be much better. Have not tried any others. Please keep us posted. - TF
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    Cool

    why is the head empty?











    just kidding.

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    Giro Ionos

    Try the Giro Ionos. Same fit as the Pneumo. My atmos kinda felt the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I am The Edge
    why is the head empty?
    Let me clarify:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRT BOY
    Try the Giro Ionos. Same fit as the Pneumo. My atmos kinda felt the same way.
    thanks. Now that I think of it, my pneumo never felt bad. The Ionos is tres cher though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTurtle
    I have the same problem with Giros and find the Bell Ghisallo to be much better. Have not tried any others. Please keep us posted. - TF
    +1. I also have an Atmos and it fits PRECISELY the same as yours does. I went to a Bell and Poof! perfect fit.
    Oh, I've been in the film business for a while, but I just can't seem to get one in the can.

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    Hi,

    You might want to try the Lazer Genesis. The fit system is very different from most helmets. A cable cinches the fit system around your head rather than having the back part of the helmet pushing your head against the front part.

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magsdad
    +1. I also have an Atmos and it fits PRECISELY the same as yours does. I went to a Bell and Poof! perfect fit.
    when i tried them on the atmos fit exactly like the pic. Bell solved that problem as well.

    But I hear the ionos fits much differently.

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    I have never felt sooooo lucky to have a flat back of the head. I am gonna buy a lottery ticket!

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    Giro's fit me the exact same way as your pic. I've never found a Giro model that fits me. Bell fits me well, but Limar fits me best. Too bad they don't make my preferred Limar model anymore (105/705). I don't like any of the current Limar's either.

    I'm thinking of trying a Uvex Boss Race next.

    PS - Get a neutral color helmet, like solid white or black. They go with everything.

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    you need to clamp your head in a vice, (front to back) when you go to bed at night. After a few years the general shape of your head should be changed......
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    what an awesome thread this is...

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    The medical term for this head shape is dolichocephaly.

    It is seen most often in premature infants in the NICU.

    Also in neglected children when their mother never picks them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by innergel
    Bell fits me well, but Limar fits me best. Too bad they don't make my preferred Limar model anymore (105/705). I don't like any of the current Limar's either.
    thanks- I think I am going to try the Limar Pro 104 on this weekend.

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    Back in my motorcycling days, it was said that you either had an "Arai head" or a "Shoei head" (brands of m/c helmets). It's probably the same with bicycle helmets, with the round vs. long oval head shape preferred by one brand over another.

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    Yep. Same experience for me re Atmos vs. Pneumo

    Went to the bike shop to buy an Atmos. But as others have said, I felt pressure points in front and back with sides loose. Tried the Pneumo and it fit perfectly, as if molded to my head. Went with the Pneumo. (Didn't even consider the Ionos. Wasn't going to pop well over $200 for a helmet with very little real added benefit over the Pneumo. And the "zoot" factor is not worth the extra dough for me). Bells tend not to fit me - The shape is about right, but mediums are snug and larges are too loose.
    It ain't rocket surgery. Buy everything on sale, pedal when you have too, coast when you can, and get home in one piece. Keep going forward - there is no reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho
    ... Dremel Mototool and grinding wheel should eliminate any probs (course, you'll have to decide whether you Moto your head or the helmet)...
    if you moto your head, it will be the one time. if it's your helmet, it will be time after
    time after time. something to think about.

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    arai head..

    that's me
    Actually Arai makes 'normal' and 'oval' shapes
    oval works for me
    for some reason the pneumo and ionos are perfect for me, out of the box, no adjustment
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    bell not so good

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleavel
    Hi,

    You might want to try the Lazer Genesis. The fit system is very different from most helmets. A cable cinches the fit system around your head rather than having the back part of the helmet pushing your head against the front part.

    Hope this helps.
    +1

    I <3 my Genesis.

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