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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered a Catlike Rapide Tri and when it came it looked great, lovely case, 2 visors and a nice looking helmet. However when I put it on, the helmet was very wide on my head and very high (they only do one size). I found the straps a little thin and just not overly impressed with the fit and feel. The visor was a little tricky to put on also.

I ordered a Kask Bambino for comparison and figured I'd keep the one I liked best.

The Bambino turned up, has a soft case and one visor but IMO it oozed quality compared to the Catlike. It fitted my head much better, especially around the ear region. Straps and adjustment was better. So the Catlike went back. Only trouble with the Kask is the spare visors, 70 each, ouch!
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you secure that visor. They may improved the fitment, but historically they had a habit of popping off mid ride. I have dodged a couple in the road coming out of T1 in the past.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Make sure you secure that visor. They may improved the fitment, but historically they had a habit of popping off mid ride. I have dodged a couple in the road coming out of T1 in the past.


From what I've read, I have the 'Pro' version which is a bit of a MKII and the magnets are pretty strong. I've ridden in windy conditions and managed to 'flip it' whilst riding along. the magnets kind of 'snap' it into place.

Very happy with it but just bought a mirrored visor from Sigma and now feel poor Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
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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.


Raced in 23 degrees and didn't notice the helmet, so I think all's good.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Make sure you secure that visor. They may improved the fitment, but historically they had a habit of popping off mid ride. I have dodged a couple in the road coming out of T1 in the past.

At 70 a pop that's worth stopping for a plopping in the back pockets! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A club mate has just bought a Poc Cerebel and they seem to becoming quite popular. Again, very pricey. He's only worn it a couple of times and it seems to have been quite hot so maybe not so good ventilation. Comfortable though.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:

Raced in 23 degrees and didn't notice the helmet, so I think all's good.


It was 40 in the shade the day I made that modification!
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:

Raced in 23 degrees and didn't notice the helmet, so I think all's good.


It was 40 in the shade the day I made that modification!


40 is just warming up nicely for us Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FatPom wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:

Raced in 23 degrees and didn't notice the helmet, so I think all's good.


It was 40 in the shade the day I made that modification!


40 is just warming up nicely for us Very Happy


40 is ice cream in the shade weather, triathlon can wait!
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:

40 is ice cream in the shade weather, triathlon can wait!


Not when you paid 525 a year in advance!
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