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mowzermowzer Posts: 79
edited December 2008 in MTB buying advice
Hello everybody
I am on the lookout for some help
Is there anyone out there that would know about the size of helmets?
I mean the size of the shell of a helmet.
For i have just received a new Giro Xen helmet (Large) it fits my head fine but the shell of the helmet looks a bit big on my head.
would anyone know if the size of the shell on medium sized helmet is smaller than a large sized one?

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  • canada16canada16 Posts: 2,360
    Trust me its supposed to look like that.

    I tried tons and finally went with a Met Kaos which looked just ok.

    You will never get a cool looking helmet.
  • mowzermowzer Posts: 79
    I have tried different makes of helmets for years
    and i would have to agree.
    If you want to keep your head from splitting open you just have to go for a ride
    with what looks like a mushroom on your head.
  • ArothiArothi Posts: 23
    My MET veleno D helmet in white looks cool. People have mixed opinions about it though.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Only way to get the right size is to try them on.
  • canada16 wrote:
    Trust me its supposed to look like that.

    I tried tons and finally went with a Met Kaos which looked just ok.

    You will never get a cool looking helmet.

    My black Giro Xen looks cool I think :wink:
  • You are probably being paranoid and your helmet looks fine.

    I have a silver Giro Xen and it looks good.
  • They look better than they used to! A good helmet should look like some kind of biomechanical alien squatting on your brain. Or at least a cheaper one that pretends to be.
    Welcome, to my bonesaw!
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    mowzer wrote:
    For i have just received a new Giro Xen helmet (Large) it fits my head fine but the shell of the helmet looks a bit big on my head.
    My head is massive *ahem* and I used to wear an XL Exodus that looked like a bin lid. I was pleasantly surprised to find a large Xen was a great fit and although I've not head-butted anything with it, it carries the scars from a few mis-judged overhanging branches THWACK !

    I wouldn't ride without it.
  • My Giro Xen has that 'mushroom' look too, but is very comfortable. I chose the correct size indicated on the website and it fits good, but yes, the outer shell does look bigger than I expected.
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