So I decided to write off my helmet today…
Thanks Maccachod 😀 , but then I looked at the small print …
and unfortunately I bought mine in Hong Kong when I lived there, its over three years old, and I certainly don’t still have the receipt 🙁
Oh well, back to buying a new one then, and the question of whether the new “one size fits all” Slant will fit me as well as the old Large size one did…Posted 6 years agotomglass20Member
If this helps iv got a brand new (arrived friday) giro xen large in titanium cyan blue, with warranty card im selling got it from onone before they put the prices up on the xen ‘s it’s just trying to recoup the money I paid so £60 delivered if hour interested
TomPosted 6 years ago
Well, actually I crashed straight into a tree – don’t ask 🙄 The helmet did its job well and took most of the force of the impact, but destroyed itself in the process. I’m left with a bruised forehead, sore neck, and the need to buy a new helmet!
So, my Bell Slant Large has served me well for a few years, and I go looking online for the same. What I find is that most reasonably priced helmets, including the Slant, are now “Unisize” – what’s that all about?
Having a 61cm head, and always having to go for large helmets in the past, I’m very dubious that one helmet can fit all – well.
The more expensive helmets still seem to come in Small, Medium, and Large, so is this just an attempt by the manufacturers to get us to upgrade in order to get a decent fit?
Anyone with largish head had experience of the unisize helmets – any good?Posted 6 years ago
Know where you’re going with that one Nick1962 😉 – surprised ‘you know who’ hasn’t caught onto this thread yet – maybe he’s still out for a ride. All I can say is I’m bloody glad I was wearing a lid – there I’ve said it (now dives for cover and waits for the usual STW helmet vs no helmet argument to erupt!)
Tomglass20, thanks for the offer, but it has to be red & white to match the new bike (yeah I know – I’m a real tart) – and anyway I’m in Oz, so it’d be real mean for me to hold you to the 60 quid delivered offer 🙂Posted 6 years ago
Thanks Beckykirk43 – head survived pretty well unscathed, but my neck did get compressed with the impact (heard the creaking sound as it was happening – nasty!) and the muscles have already gone into spasm to protect the injured vertebrae, so I’m expecting an uncomfortable week or so ahead…
Anyway, appreciate the advice on the unisize helmets – kinda confirms my suspicions. Guess the only real answer to my question is to try a few in the LBS, but I feel real guilty doing that when I know I’m going to end up buying online 😳Posted 6 years ago
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