- Helmets – What have you got?
I have a Fox Striker. It’s discontinued now but there’s still a few around. I really like it- the back coverage isn’t quite as good as some but it’s a good weight, not too bulky, all-day comfy, well vented. The pads can wear fast, but Fox send out replacements for free on request so that’s no biggy. Kind of annoyed that they axed it tbh, I’d buy another like a shot
Also got a bushwhacker which would be fantastic except it interferes with pretty much every pair of glasses and sunglasses I own and stops them sitting right. Annoying.Posted 9 months agonickcSubscriber
I thought I better go for the next size up to play safe. It will be going back Not sure if I should try the size down or just get a refund.
I’ve a S/XS TLD A1 and it fits really well, stupidly hot though, which means that despite it being the best fitting helmet I’ve probably ever used, I won’t buy another.Posted 9 months agoSkankin_giantMember
POC Trabec Race here, first time on felt awful but now feels great, only problem is it’s a bit mushroom looking on the head, end up looking a bit like toad from Mario…..
Had a 661 Recon before that which was ok once I got used to the wrap around feel, and a Fox Flux before that which didn’t last too long… had a meeting with the floor…Posted 9 months agoorangespydermanSubscriber
I’ve a S/XS TLD A1 and it fits really well, stupidly hot though, which means that despite it being the best fitting helmet I’ve probably ever used, I won’t buy another.
I have a TLD A1 and it’s a wonderfully comfortable thing. I have a big head (63cm, mostly front to back, so a looooong head) and helmet choice is limited.
The A1 is unusable in summer, though. It’s just far, far too hot. Even a warm spring day has me hot and sweaty under the lid. The A2 says it’s better, but I’m not sure it’s better enough to warrant the cash. Not sure I’d have another. Have a Giro Hex for commuting, and that gets used on the MTB on warmer days.Posted 9 months agomakecoldplayhistoryMember
Same as RedThunder, a Catlike Leaf. Extremely comfy.Posted 9 months agotrickycMember
Like OP, I have just under 58cm pin head! Just recently tried a TLD a1 and a2! Looked huge on my head! The small didn’t quite fit and my head touched the inside of the shell! Not great same with the fox Metah!
Giro Montaro in a Medium looked perfect and felt a great fit! That will be my next helmet! But is probably slightly over budget!Posted 9 months agosubmarinedMember
IXS Trail – stupidly comfy, super light. Best lid I’ve ever had. And can be had for buttons now. I appear to have an odd shaped head as the various Giros, METs, and a few others I tried just didn’t fit right.
Again, however, the TLD A1 was so, so comfy, I’d have had it in a heartbeat but everything I read about them echoes the thoughts on this thread – the hottest helmet ever made. So I struck it off the list. The Trail RS is really cool in summer. I’m tempted to buy another while they’re cheap for when this one expires/meets something hard.Posted 9 months ago
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