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  • new bike helmet for someone with a huge melon of a head.
  • ton
    Full Member

    looking for a new helmet for my massive head.
    current helmet is a fox speedframe mips thing. it is ok but is very sweaty because of the mips lining thing. so mips not needed.

    any ideas from my huge bonced brethren ?

    binners
    Full Member

    As someone with a head like a bowling ball I find Bell helmets are the best for accommodating my enormous oversized noggin

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    MET do XL-sized helmets.

    bmxryder
    Free Member

    ive tried MET ones and like them

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    Giro and Abus here for a ~62cm alien-shaped head.

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    Nnnnnnnnggggg. These threads really wind me up. Really pisses me off that manufacturers don’t make properly big helmets, or if they do they only make a small subset of their range.
    Looking at you Bell, Giro.

    661 do a XXL FF, but not well vented
    7idp do the Project 23 in xxl, but it’s a bit on the pokey side.

    For the non FF, Giro Fixture is big.

    As for Fox, they can go **** themselves for not making any of their helmets in a big size.

    And for the record, 62cm is not xxl. There are loads of options if your bonce is that small.

    💂‍♀️

    The Elephant Man

    simono5
    Free Member

    My head is ginormous.  I have two Specialized XL helmets and very happy.

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    It’s that big you have to wear two helmets?

    zerocool
    Full Member

    My head is 62-63com and I have lots of space in a 7iDP lid. Can’t remember which one but it wasn’t that expensive (flat grey colour) and I struggled in the past.

    I have been known to carefully take sandpaper and razor blades to the insides of helmets (especially pisspots) in the past.

    Other kids that have fitted well were Fox Flux and Specialized Deviant full face.

    I know TLD don’t make any of their new lids big enough.

    Saccades
    Free Member

    100% altec.

    Massive, mega vented and light.

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    100% altec.

    Massive, mega vented and light.

    Any chance you could measure your head @saccades?

    Was thinking of ordering a 100% Trajecta, but would be great to know if its likely to work for my 63.5 cm noggin

    Rich_s
    Full Member

    Giro Source Large mips here for my big, long, but medium width noggin.

    bmxryder
    Free Member

    haha mines about 62cm

    lardman
    Free Member

    Spesh Ambush in XL for me…. Fits really well (snug, but good) Although Giro in largest also used to fit!

    Fox, nah!
    Smith, nah!
    Poc, nah!
    IXS was ok in XL

    lardman
    Free Member

    Spesh Ambush is also very well vented.

    belugabob
    Free Member

    If it’s shape rather than size, that’s causing you issues, then take a look at Giro helmets.
    They fit my bonce much better than other brands.

    P.S. my username says it all, really

    Saccades
    Free Member

    @thegeneralist 63cm, I can set the helmet loose.

    torsoinalake
    Free Member

    62cm and POC XXL helmets fit with room to spare.

    Sandwich
    Full Member

    Troy Leed Designs super-sized fit my odd shape, large head. Lazer helmets without MIPS also fit in a large rather than XL.
    Giro and Kask XLs also work but Kask especially only make a few in plain colours in the very big category.

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    @thegeneralist 63cm, I can set the helmet loose

    Grazie.

    Have ordered one to try out 🙂

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    100% altec.

    Massive, mega vented and light.

    Was thinking of ordering a 100% Trajecta, but would be great to know if its likely to work for my 63.5 cm noggin

    Bollocks. What a waste of time that was. Even with the 16mm thick huge rear chunk of foam removed it is still way too small.

    Off to the Post office we go.

    ton
    Full Member

    thanks for all the answers.
    i have had a POC trabec in the past, and also a spesh ambush. neither was liked.
    gonna go for a MET of some desciption.

    cheers

    Saccades
    Free Member

    Either I measured my head wrong or you have measured yours wrong.

    Rich_s
    Full Member

    It’s possible that the large noggins described in this thread are “just” weird shaped. That’s why I said mine was long and sorta medium width.

    People on here have just been saying “63.5cm” etc, which has little use when picking helmets because the shape is important too.

    And size is no indicator of quality.

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