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TashmanTashman Posts: 2,756
edited January 2017 in Road buying advice
After messing up my helmet (along with trousers, jacket, gloves and face) in a tumble at the weekend I'm in the market for a new lid.
I know I need to buy one that fits properly but beyond that does anyone have any bargain (upto £40) recomendations or any to specifically avoid!

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  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,918
    Giro savant for a bit more if you can stretch to 50
  • LukeTCLukeTC Posts: 214
    I've heard only good things about the Giro Foray, I believe censored on here did a review and apparently he found it for like £28 or something mad like that or for just shy of 50 for the MIPS version, might be worth a look.

    EDIT: https://roubaixcycling.cc/2016/12/09/giro-foray-helmet/
    Link to censored 's review with the links to the helmets. I'm seriously considering getting one myself at that price, even if my current helmet is fine...
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,756
    LukeTC wrote:
    I've heard only good things about the Giro Foray, I believe censored on here did a review and apparently he found it for like £28 or something mad like that or for just shy of 50 for the MIPS version, might be worth a look.

    EDIT: https://roubaixcycling.cc/2016/12/09/giro-foray-helmet/
    Link to censored 's review with the links to the helmets. I'm seriously considering getting one myself at that price, even if my current helmet is fine...
    Thanks for that, certainly looks a great price
  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,111
    I'm considering a new helmet, narrowed it down to Giro Foray or Kask Rapido. Which is the better option? (they both fit by the way...)
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    I wouldn't get that one - the picture clearly shows it has no chinstraps :shock: :shock: :lol:
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • shipleyshipley Posts: 554
    bigmat wrote:
    I'm considering a new helmet, narrowed it down to Giro Foray or Kask Rapido. Which is the better option? (they both fit by the way...)

    I bought a Rapido in the summer as a 'spare' helmet. It's now by far my favourite- fits brilliantly, vents are great in the summer and it's super comfy
  • The Foray is ridiculously good for the price. I have a Synthe as well now though, MIPS, paid £120.
    My blog: http://www.roubaixcycling.cc (kit reviews and other musings)
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  • The Foray is ridiculously good for the price. I have a Synthe as well now though, MIPS, paid £120.

    where did you pick one up at that price please?!
  • The Foray is ridiculously good for the price. I have a Synthe as well now though, MIPS, paid £120.

    where did you pick one up at that price please?!

    Bit of a one off, got Wiggle to price match last one somewhere else. But, if you are happy with a blue one
    http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Giro/S ... -2016/EMPY
    My blog: http://www.roubaixcycling.cc (kit reviews and other musings)
    https://twitter.com/roubaixcc
    Facebook? No. Just say no.
  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,918
    The Foray is ridiculously good for the price. I have a Synthe as well now though, MIPS, paid £120.

    where did you pick one up at that price please?!

    Bit of a one off, got Wiggle to price match last one somewhere else. But, if you are happy with a blue one
    http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Giro/S ... -2016/EMPY

    I just bought a Bontrager Ballista MIPS for 140. Seems to be well reviewed. Used to have an Evade but Bontrager offer 100% crash replacement in first year of ownership.
  • brit66brit66 Posts: 350
    My Kask Rapido is the best fitting helmet I've ever owned. Better than my £100 + Giro.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,369
    I'm fortunate to have a head that suits Giro so I'm another that's gone down the Foray MIPS route. Great helmet.
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • JesseDJesseD Posts: 1,961
    Same as censored , have a foray for winter duties and now have a Synthe for summer/race duties, bit of luck as ordered and paid for standard Synthe from my LBS and the distributor delivered the MIPS version! Pointed this out to the guys at my LBS and they said dont worry and keep it!
    Obsessed is a word used by the lazy to describe the dedicated!
  • flasherflasher Posts: 1,670
    Foray for me too, great for the money and my Oakley arms fit well too, unlike the Kask it replaced!
  • That's the big plus for me on Giro helmets. Less adjustable than Kask but play nicely with my Oakely glasses.
    My blog: http://www.roubaixcycling.cc (kit reviews and other musings)
    https://twitter.com/roubaixcc
    Facebook? No. Just say no.
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