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Miscellany => Riding & Gear => Topic started by: Jimmythecuckoo on August 07, 2015, 12:15

Title: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on August 07, 2015, 12:15
The need to make liquid some cash at Cuckoo towers set me off on a selling spree of kit recently.

Amazingly for a flash sale I feel better at the end despite consolidating my number of crash helmets for multi disciplines.

For road racing/sportives I had been wearing a Kask. I got it last summer for my 40th but the fit and straps never felt quite right (and I was always tinkering). Maybe my head shape just wasn't right because the guy who bought it off me loves it and felt he got a bargain  :cool

In time trials I had a Giro Air Attack shield in red and black to replicate my team colours. I have never got on with this helmet. Even though its the right size and fit, I always felt conscious of having a pimple of top of my skull when wearing it. I didn't feel right and as such never warmed to it.

A triathlete bought this off me as it was much lighter than their current helmet set up.

The replacement is a Lazer Blade helmet with Andrei Griepel style clip on Aero shield.

This way I can expose the vents for road riding and clip the shield on for riding against the watch.

So far the switch seems to have worked well and even though I am still tinkering with the Lazer to get the fit perfect I already feel much more comfortable and happy with it.

Anyone else use a Lazer lid?

Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: LukasCPH on August 07, 2015, 12:26
Anyone else use a Lazer lid?
I considered getting a Omega Pharma-Lotto team-edition one in 2012 to replace the one I crashed. It was a great helmet, and well-fitting; but in the end I went for a cheaper Specialized model - don't remember the exact cost of the OPL one, but it was quite a lot.
Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: AG on August 07, 2015, 13:56
yeah I have a lazer.  its really comfortable and fits nicely     :cool
Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: LukasCPH on August 07, 2015, 14:16
I considered getting a Omega Pharma-Lotto team-edition one in 2012 to replace the one I crashed. It was a great helmet, and well-fitting; but in the end I went for a cheaper Specialized model - don't remember the exact cost of the OPL one, but it was quite a lot.
You know, thinking about it, that may have been a LAS and not a Lazer. Confusingly similar helmet brand names ... :angry
Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: L'arri on August 08, 2015, 06:53
I use a Lazer. It is a 2012 Lotto special edition (just the colours) Helium, the "climber's option". Super light and big vents, the latter reason being by far the most important element to me.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2cegh1i.jpg)

You can easily fine-tune the fit when the lid is already on your head using the dial provided and the straps are terrific.

Can't comment on other models but this one is (still) a beauty and I would definitely buy Lazer again. Serious brand, well-designed, safe.
Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on August 10, 2015, 16:53
http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/tech-n-spec/lazer-blade-helmet-review/#.VcjI0PlVhHw
Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on October 08, 2015, 12:08
Really love this lid.

So much better than the Kask I had before. Similar cost but the difference in comfort and performance is massive.

The clip on aeroshield is really impressive as well.

So far so good.
Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on January 06, 2016, 15:52
Got a new colour Aeroshell for tts in 2016.

Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 06, 2016, 17:48
I'm using the Speci Evade, very very good helmet IMO, you don't even know you're wearing it..
For the next season we'll be using the Selev Matrix: http://www.selev.it/en/matrix/354-mat302.html
It's not really beautiful, but let's just hope it fits well.. Anyone on here with experience with Selev?
Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on January 06, 2016, 20:24
Not me, sorry.
Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: L'arri on January 07, 2016, 16:46
Me neither, Michiel, but I second the ugly thing. One team - Androni, I think - wore Selev helmets and I thought they were hideous. Guess it doesn't matter as long as they meet the standards and stay cool.
Title: Re: Crash Helmet switch...
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on January 08, 2016, 09:33
Yeah, they don't look the best.

Might be different when you see it on.