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Hey guys! I have a friend who just got hit by car (he's okay) and it made me realize I should get a helmet soon.

I've decided to either get a Giro Saros, Specialized Echelon, or a Lazer O2. My main concern is basically is one helmet better than the other in terms of strength and what not? What do you use? Thanks in advance you guys.
     
March 13, 2012 09:23 PM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
Kinda hard to compare them strength wise, unless you've been hit by a car to know.
     
March 13, 2012 09:44 PM
TRACKER
From: St. Helena, Ca
149 posts
5 bikes
Are all helmets made of the same material?
     
March 13, 2012 09:54 PM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
Pretty much, just get the one that's the most comfortable to you.
     
March 13, 2012 10:18 PM
TRACKER
From: St. Helena, Ca
149 posts
5 bikes
what tracker said. get one thats comfortable, fits well, and most importantly, wear it and wear it correctly. unless youre a weight weenie or super concerned with looking fast, just about any well made helmet will work, so theres no need to go buy a $150+ helmet when a $50 helmet will work just as well
     
March 13, 2012 11:34 PM
snorky
From: Stockton, CA
179 posts
4 bikes
Okay! Thanks for your guys' help! :)
     
March 13, 2012 11:37 PM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
i have a giro IONOS and sometimes i forget its even on.
very comfortable for my head (despite it making me look like a mushroom)
and has great ventilation.
all helmets will do the job. they are the same as saddles or bars, etc.
try different stuff out till your head finds the perfect match.
     
March 15, 2012 01:34 AM
outofstep
From: Los Angeles, CA
999 posts
15 bikes
What other helmets do you guys recommend? I was looking at a Bern Brentwood, but I'm not sure if those are the hip new thing.
     
March 15, 2012 02:16 AM
Berns are great for the winter, they will keep your head REALLY warm
Helmets go up in price based on how much the vent air to your head to help keep you cool, weight, and the ergonomics (the more sophisticated the fit, the more it costs) My first helmet was a specialized echlon, but I ended up getting a specialized propero. I made the switch because the propero was lighter and vented way better.
     
March 15, 2012 02:48 AM
roz
From: Boston, MA
11 posts
5 bikes
I have a giro prolight and as soon as you put the rear strap thing down its REALLY comfortable. Heres what it looks like
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2602/395...
     
March 15, 2012 03:51 AM
TRACKER
From: St. Helena, Ca
149 posts
5 bikes
I was thinking either the Giro Atmos or Saros. Right now I'm leaning more towards the Atmos. There's some pretty good deals on Ebay lol
     
March 15, 2012 03:57 AM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
Been Riding around with a Giro Aeon, Dang it's super light and looks good! Went from a Atmos to a Aeon, major difference. If you have the money spend it on the Aeon! worth the investment.
     
March 15, 2012 04:28 AM
neilmandude
From: San Jose, California
38 posts
5 bikes
Any helmet will get the job done of protecting your head...I just bought a Bell helmet at costco for $30 for those who don't want to spend much check them out.
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March 16, 2012 04:50 AM
PandaBear
From: SF BAY AREA
83 posts
9 bikes
costco is the shit. btw what model is that?
     
March 16, 2012 07:48 AM
snorky
From: Stockton, CA
179 posts
4 bikes
heck yea! they have some good deals lol..... I believe it is the Bell Lumen model.
     
March 16, 2012 05:05 PM
PandaBear
From: SF BAY AREA
83 posts
9 bikes
I have the Lazer 02 helmet its pretty decent at $90 its slim and light with pretty good ventilation. Sizing is very adjustable.
[img]http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/up...
     
March 16, 2012 10:40 PM
Benson
From: New York City
134 posts
24 bikes

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