- anyone with a massive head have any helmet suggestions?
Ive always had an issue with getting hats to fit the size of my head, its 64cm and has an unusual bump at the back of it. ive got a cheap giro venti xxl (rated for 59-65cm) and for full face duties ive got a large giro remedy which i took the padding out of and sanded down until it fitted round my bump (tbh the remedy wasnt that far away from fitting as standard).
My riding has come on a bit recently, and i feel i could do with more protection round the back and sides than the venti gives me, but nobody seems to cater for me with an enduro style helmet that goes up to a proper xxl. even dirt style lids like the poc receptor flow only go up to 62, and theres no way thats going on.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I would even consider something thats outside the box or not necessarily bike specific.Posted 5 years agoahwilesSubscriber
well, i can tell you which one to avoid…
my massive-but-not-quite-as-massive-as-your-head head (62ishcm) also has a funny bump on the back, i can’t quite fit in an XL Met kaos – it’s the bump that won’t go…
i have an old Met predatore, which is ace, but i can’t find them anymore.Posted 5 years ago
sillyoldman-thanks for that, id missed that and ive had a good run with giro so i`ll check it out.
ahwiles-thanks also, its handy to know what not to waste my time trying! ive tried so many over the years that should have fitted but get nowhere near. oh for an average head so i could get a smart urge or poc lid, sigh.Posted 5 years agoPeterPoddyMember
That’s some noggin you have there my friend. And I have a big ol’ heed too. But I can’t believe you can stay upright like that. When I crash, I fly like a lawn dart, have you noticed that? Big heads ROCK. 🙂
Ahhem. Sorry.Posted 5 years ago
Try a MET Predatore, if they still make them. Nice XC type lid. I use a Giro Xen for most rinsing, but they don’t make them any more and the Xar isn’t as nice. 🙁reedspeedMember
Ya could try a Crisp box !..Salt n vinegars the best …
Seriously I’m 61cm & just bought a poc trabec race it’s the best fit I’ve ever had,I’ve also got a met that’s way too small even on maximum !,& it’s supposed to go to 61…I’d try a Poc before givin in they fit differant ..Posted 5 years agoUnderground ResistanceMember
‘Ma Heid’ – or ‘the head’ as my mates call it – has it’s own gravitational pull, given that it has the above mentioned bump at the back.
It has a circumference of 67 CENTIMETRES and I can’t feed it after midnight.
No LBS in the Glasgow area could accommodate ‘ma heid'(though many sniggered when they realised their stock was so far off fitting). Ordering mail order was pointless as I’d be at the PO collection office daily for weeks to pick up helmets that were too small. I’ve never been able to own a baseball cap in my adult life because they make me look like ‘Hey Arnold’.
I resorted to communicating directly with Specialized US, who (eventually) came up with something that fitted – a modified base level effort, which I’ve worn (out) for 4 years now. I would NEVER even get into more gnarr biking because there is no way I’d waste the time trying to find a full face lid.
Speak to Specialized, or go ‘bare back’ is my advice to you.
There IS hope for you – you have 3cm on me…..luckily, I’m 6’6″ so you can’t really notice it until the measuring tapes come out…..Posted 5 years ago
Underground resistance, I feel for you, pal. At least there is the POTENTIAL for me to end up with something functional AND relatively cool. as you say though youre 6ft6 so youre in the same boat as me, ive got huge shoulders and i dont think ma heid looks particularly enormous until i actually try to spec a helmet for something. ive got an xxl agv airtech for motorbiking duties and i even had to lightly sand that down over my bump!
Fair play to those of you who took the mick here, i like a laugh and the crisp box idea espescially made me chuckle. i tried to get a helmet once so i could ride my wife`s horse and one equestrian saleswoman suggested a feedbucket which is similarly hilarious because i probably couldve made that work haha.
Given that I have had success with Giro lids already, the most sensible suggestion for me here is to go with the new xl hex (that must be huge, because a large giro almost fits me- maybe you could try one of them with a bit of doctoring undergroundresistance??)…but I dont really like the design and I prefer the Feature. So im going to buy a Feature today, and if it nearly fits I
ll give it a light sanding until its the same size as my Remedy. If you see a Feature on ebay next week you`ll know I failed!!
Cheers for helping… and for making me laugh!Posted 5 years ago
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