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  • outspoken
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    Ok, so i was lucky enough to be born with a large Head! Last time i measured it was a 63cm….

    I currently have a Specialized which is a Large 56-63 and its tight as it is.

    I was after a newer enduro style lid, has anyone else come across this problem and or have any recommendations?

    All help greatly appreciated.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    As a fellow melon-head I was pleasantly surprised by how well the Bell Super fitted me. I’m getting one of those when my current one packs in

    fieldy
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    Fox Flux large/xlarge seems to be a good lid with quite a bit of adjustment

    Premier Icon wiggles
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    I have the same melon head issues(63cm).

    Got a giro feature cheap and fits well. Also the hex fitted fine but preferred the look of the feature though.

    Still haven’t found a comfy FF though…

    outspoken
    Member

    Hadn’t considered the Bell, looks good. Anyone own one in the real world ?

    fivespot
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    One Planet Adventure (Coed Llandegla) had big reductions on POC the other day. Only sizes I saw where peanut or melon 😉

    belugabob
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    I, too, have a rather large bonce (See my login name)
    I find the Giro Feature to be more than adequate – and it provides very good coverage at the back.
    I would, of course, recommend that you find a stockist to try one for size.

    reedspeed
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    Poc trabec

    Premier Icon stuartlangwilson
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    63cm noggin here and large Giro helmets fit well, as do large specialized and xl troy Lee helmets.

    james
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    I think my specialized large helmet is 59-63cm, not 56-63cm, so if there are differing sizes in specialized, I’d have a look into one that fits the larger head size (narrower range) a bit better

    I found after my Giro E2 blew away in the wind off skiddaw, that a specialized Tactic mk1, which sits much lower and better on my forehead. The Giro sat far too high

    loddrik
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    Got a Uvex, best lid I’ve had. Adjusts in just about every way.

    I think Giro do a Hex XL?

    I also have a huge heed.

    I have a Bell Super for the rough stuff & a Specialized S3 for tarmac dutues, both have a smidgen off room.

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    Bell Stoker goes up to XL (up to 65cm)

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    Not tried one but I too have a 63cm bonce and it’s on my list of replacements.

    cynic-al
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    Specialized Max and a Giro equivalent are made for big bonces.

    fozzybear
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    I have a melon had too… Much pass taken over they years.
    Fox flux xl or my new favourite is my troy Lee A1

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    Not to hijack but while all my fellow “cranialy endowed” gentlemen are here, any recommendations for a full face?

    Had a fox rampage XL, was too small front to back and on the cheek bones. Tried on a Giro remedy which is supposed to come up big and didn’t feel much better.

    nickewen
    Member

    Massive bonse owa here too.. 63cm at last measurement. 2 current lids:

    Giro Hex L
    TLD D2 XL/XXL

    Both fit like a glove. Took a hell of a lot of trying on and sending back ones that didnt fit mind!

    5thElefant
    Member

    Another vote for Poc Trabec.

    fozzybear
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    Sorry I meant urge not Evo..

    jools182
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    I’m 62-63cm too

    Currently have a giro hex, I fancy one of those Bell supers

    I like the look of the poc buy can’t justify the price

    nickhart
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    I was in need of a bucket last year after writing mine off. Had a bell, wanted the super but it was just before they came out. Tried the fox, ok, tried the poc, not a chance, tried a Kali, nope, met, nope, mavic, maybe but then found a specialized at Evans and it’s just lovely to wear.

    joolsburger
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    My Hex fits well as did the bell before it so I’d look at Giro and Bell.

    outspoken
    Member

    Thanks for all the feedback people…

    I know the best solution is to try them on.

    Try and find a LBS with the Bell’s in stock.

    rocketman
    Member

    62 cm here and a L Giro Feature fits with room to spare. Can also fit into a M Feature depending on haircut

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    The clear point here is: go to a bike shop and try some large helmets. Giro work well for me as do Specialized although I am around 62cm.

    robbonzo
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    Ive just got a Bell Stoker – Large and its awesome. Im about 60cm and its wound in on the tighest setting so a large or XL will fit. Really nice helmet, I see it like an updated giro feature – better ventilation.

    robbonzo
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    Failing that you could try a Bluegrass golden Eye, but I sent it back as it was huge!

    crasher50
    Member

    The new on-one helmet fits my melon,maybe not the best quality adjuster at the back but it works and its comfortable.

    chris_db
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    Got a 62cm bonce, Poc Trabec has great fit and would go out to 63 np.

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    I am so disappointed with this thread….

    robbonzo
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    Yeah could’ve been a classic.

    belugabob
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    @gofasterstripes

    I am so disappointed with this thread…

    It took you until the 30th post to make that point? – maybe you should change your login to ‘goslowerstripes’ 😉

    outspoken
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    I have to admit I’m surprised it took this long… and no pic request!

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    <zen> When the time is right, the arrow will release itself. </zen>

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