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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:49 pm    Post subject: aero helmet time Reply with quote

Looking for a new aero helmet. Considering one with a visor (which i've not had before). Any downsides, sweat, light, vision etc?

Other option is one of the new breed of road aero helmets with glasses.

Not interested in long tail helmets as my crumbling back and neck can't take that these days.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Casco Speedster. It works for me, but looks HUGE without the visor.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently trying two.

LG Superleggera with visor. Bit big bit hot " feels " fast at speed... no evidence to back that up.
Unbranded Fleabayspecial looks like a road helmet, weighs a lot less, has a visor!
Doesnt feel as fast... certainly better for climbing a lot less sweat.
Sorry cant be more specific.

Talking to several people, a visor is a must if you can't wear glasses as your face is very unaero...! Not sure it makes much difference at nearly 50 age grouper pace, but a visor looks pimp and stops the kamikaze flys.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both. I was looking at the Catlike Rapide Tri but it's a tad spendy at 234 and I'm not sure if the visor is retractable?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giro air attack Shield works well...for TTs, Advantage is good too...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My recent bargain Giro Advantage 2 acquisition has worked out well so far. I'm a sweaty ~#*$ as soon as I generate more than a 100W but I was fine in this though haven't used it in the warmer temps seen a few weeks ago.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just picked up a MET drone for 150 new on Chain Reaction.
Great visor, visibility when in tuck and fits my back profile.

Def worth a look if just for racing.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to get a giro aerohead at a good price and I like visibility it offers. Airflow is ok and no worse than others I have tried over the years.
Once you get over the look then it is a good helmet and offers the mips protection (which I am finally getting used to).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

leahnp wrote:
I managed to get a giro aerohead at a good price and I like visibility it offers. Airflow is ok and no worse than others I have tried over the years.
Once you get over the look then it is a good helmet and offers the mips protection (which I am finally getting used to).


Hi,

What's the fit like on the Aerohead, I'm tempted by one but I've got a large noggin and a few large helmets just don't fit me, including their last Aero helmet.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for the slight thread high jack but... is there an optimum speed you need to be travelling to see any advantage in using an aero helmet compared to a standard road helmet. I'm fat and slow and average a smidge over 20mph over 112 miles. Would I see any benefit in getting and aero helmet or would it be wasted on the likes of me?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

salad_dodger wrote:
Apologies for the slight thread high jack but... is there an optimum speed you need to be travelling to see any advantage in using an aero helmet compared to a standard road helmet. I'm fat and slow and average a smidge over 20mph over 112 miles. Would I see any benefit in getting and aero helmet or would it be wasted on the likes of me?


I'd say a definite benefit at that pace if you are holding aero and it fits your profile.

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thinks it time for me to get an aero helmet too.

Whats best between an aero road and full Xenomorph TT hemlet?

I don't want to spend loads, probably have a standard mid pack position. My plan for next year is IM Vichy which is hot hot so something with reasonable venting would be needed.

Any recommendations?
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
My recent bargain Giro Advantage 2 acquisition has worked out well so far. I'm a sweaty ~#*$ as soon as I generate more than a 100W but I was fine in this though haven't used it in the warmer temps seen a few weeks ago.


You can also cut additional channels in the big foam pad across the top of the head (A2 only); I did that before Frankfurt two years ago. I shouldn't affect the crash protection if you keep them narrow.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently purchased a Kask bambino second hand. Even with the visor I have found it has better ventilation and visibility than my previous two helmets (Bell Javelin and Catlike Chrono). I went for a helmet without a tail as a tend to be pretty rubbish at keeping my head still.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FP wants a non-tail helmet with a visor, so the options are somewhat limited. Unless he's prepared to consider short tailed ones?
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