General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Helmet suggestions Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply
2016-10-29 10:09 PM

Veteran
459
1001001001002525
Indiana
Subject: Helmet suggestions
My road bike helmet sits too low on my forehead and interferes with my field of vision in the aero position.

I'd like to solve this on the more affordable end of the bike helmet spectrum. If I can get some aero/speed advantage that would be great, but not at the expense of ventilation. It gets hot around here and I prefer not to bake my head. Would also like to avoid looking like something out of one of the Alien movies if I can help it.

Priorities (more or less in order)
Improve visibility
Don't break the bank
Don't roast my brain
Go fast(er)
Don't look like something that's about to dismember Sigourney Weaver


2016-10-30 8:12 AM
in reply to: #5203393

Veteran
459
1001001001002525
Indiana
Subject: RE: Helmet suggestions
From my own googling, it looks like Giro Air Attack might fit my bill.

Can anyone report on the head down visibility with this helmet?

Also, does the shield leave enough space to wear glasses underneath it?

2016-10-30 10:06 AM
in reply to: alath

User image

Pro
5892
5000500100100100252525
, New Hampshire
Subject: RE: Helmet suggestions
First, if you're struggling to see due to the helmet, then it sounds more like a fit issue... You're probably too slack to ride with as much drop as you do.

The shield on the Giro Attack doesn't leave much room... I doubt you're able to wear regular glasses behind it.
2016-10-31 3:46 PM
in reply to: audiojan

Veteran
459
1001001001002525
Indiana
Subject: RE: Helmet suggestions
Originally posted by audiojan

First, if you're struggling to see due to the helmet, then it sounds more like a fit issue... You're probably too slack to ride with as much drop as you do.



Man, are you saying this is yet another core strength issue?

It's the story of my (Tri) life ;-)
2016-10-31 7:07 PM
in reply to: alath

User image

Pro
5892
5000500100100100252525
, New Hampshire
Subject: RE: Helmet suggestions
Nope, probably not core strength. I bet you're riding with the seat fairly far back (i.e. slack) which then closes the hip angle and makes it hard to ride with any significant drop. This also compresses the shoulders, which in return makes it hard to turtle your head, hence you having difficult time to see due to the helmet.

It starts with the seat position in relationship to the bottom bracket. :-)
2016-11-03 7:12 PM
in reply to: alath

User image

Veteran
572
5002525
Hudson Valley
Subject: RE: Helmet suggestions
You could buy an elastic terry headband to fill the gaps, and it ill keep the sweat out of your eyes. The fit may be a helmet design issue. Some helmets fit oval heads, while others fit squarish heads. Simply measuring your head won't guarantee the best fit. Pay a little more at your LBS to get the correct helmet since it is one of the more important pieces of equipment.


2016-11-14 9:02 PM
in reply to: alath


9

Subject: RE: Helmet suggestions
What size helmet are you running? and what brand?

Before you start altering the fit of your bike or buy a new helmet, take some time to fiddle around with the straps of your helmet and try to improve how it fits on your head, a properly sized helmet should not give you any vision issues (unless it is a TT helmet). Many helmets come in a variety of sizes, and the only way to really make sure its fitting properly is to try it out. The head measurements are very rarely accurate, and they ignore the fact that different companies' helmets all have different profiles (like different shoe companies have different lasts), which can vastly affect the fit of the helmet. Like shoes, a helmet is really something I'd recommend trying out before you buy, as one brand may fit you better than another. Hope this helps!
New Thread
General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Helmet suggestions Rss Feed  
RELATED POSTS

Propero Helmet, other suggestions?

Started by Climbinggonzo
Views: 1411 Posts: 2

2011-05-19 8:42 AM RedCorvette

Aero Helmet Suggestions

Started by goobergirl98
Views: 2335 Posts: 16

2010-08-06 9:47 AM Craig686

Helmet suggestions?

Started by pure_energy
Views: 535 Posts: 3

2009-08-24 12:38 PM scott h

Aero Helmet Suggestions

Started by goobergirl98
Views: 1279 Posts: 6

2009-08-08 3:25 PM sty

Helmet Suggestions?

Started by Silver_wlf
Views: 877 Posts: 7

2009-01-09 2:37 AM VVATC
RELATED ARTICLES
date : February 24, 2012
author : FitWerx
comments : 0
How much time savings can you expect over the course of a triathlon by using an aero helmet?
 
date : June 4, 2008
author : mikericci
comments : 2
Don't know how to setup your triathlon transition area? We cover everything from wetsuit tips, bike check, nutrition, shoes, equipment placement to actual race day execution.
date : January 7, 2007
author : Writebrained
comments : 1
Virtually weightless and vented to the hilt, the Limar 907 is almost transparent to the wearer. Additionally, the Limar 907 just looks cool.
 
date : November 19, 2006
author : KevinKonczak
comments : 0
Discussion on IM heart-rate zones, LT zone testing, off season focus, aero helmets, flats and tires, 650 or 700cc, cold weather and marathon recovery.
date : March 5, 2006
author : chrisandniki
comments : 0
BT'ers vote on all of their favorite products, sites and people. See results for the sports of swim, bike, run and triathlon.
 
date : May 30, 2005
author : Ontherun
comments : 0
Taking care of your equipment is very important, especially on a limited budget. The following are a few reminders of how to get your equipment to last as long as possible.
date : September 2, 2004
author : Ron
comments : 0
A few things to keep in mind.
 
date : September 2, 2004
author : Michael
comments : 0
If you are going to do a triathlon, you need to know at least some of the basic rules that can keep you from getting hurt or hurting someone else.