TT Helmet

edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
As my second TT season approaches I'm considering getting myself a TT lid. At the moment I'm leaning towards a Las - anyone else have any suggestions of good helmets (or bad ones to stay away from)?


  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    I use a Giro advantage, seems fine to me :D
  • sub55
    sub55 Posts: 1,025
    constantly reavalueating the situation and altering the perceived parameters accordingly
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    I'm using a Bell Meteor II... No issues so far...
    Do like that Guru, though :roll:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • sub55
    sub55 Posts: 1,025
    I`m sure the bell and the giro are perfectly sound lids, the problem is 75% of the field are wearing one, so they`re as common as muck.
    I went for the spuick ,which is comfortable around the years, not to tight and not quite as common.
    Though i posted a picture of the guru above , i dont own one . So cant comment on it really. but it does look nice and i quite like the idea of the in built rear light. Also its a fairing ,not a safety helmet.
    constantly reavalueating the situation and altering the perceived parameters accordingly
  • SBezza
    SBezza Posts: 2,173
    Get one that fits you properly, and one that fits you body shape the best. Now ideally that would mean trying them on, but as you are probably aware not many shops have a good selection of helmets for you to try on.

    I used to use a Bell, but now use a Kask, which is a better fit both on my head and how it fits my back.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    I did think of getting one for a triathlon last year and tried a few on for fit at the Expo. Hated the feel of them all and went for my normal road helmet. I think I made the right decision as it was a hot and long bike.
  • Slimbods
    Slimbods Posts: 321
    I use the Rudy Wingspan. Suits me because the 'tail' is short so I'm not sticking a big block out if my form isn't so good.

    Got nice vent options too, with a little front hatch you can open up for long TT's.
  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    sub55 wrote:

    Nice as it is isn't that just a 'fairing' and not an actual 'safety' helmet?

    FWIW I use a Bell Meteor II and find it very good.
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  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    Just bought a Catlike Chrono with a visor. Had used Giro in the past.

    No scientific data but the Catlike seems to be improving my speed fractionally (maybe the visor helps as no wind gets inside the helmet?)

    Anyway, comfy and looks cool and the price wasn't too bad.