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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:02 pm 
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What`s up with these helmets?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:10 pm 
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riders in the past couple years have complained to helmet manufacturers that their heads get too cold during the french summers. In order to alleviate this chill factor, companies have started making helmets without vents. Also statiscal data from the major companies has shown that solid helmets (ones with vents) are safer during crashes, similar to that of skateboard helmets.

also i heard pro riders like space balls
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:23 pm 
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team sky look like a Bob the Builder team with those yellow "safety hats" :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Time to get the old Bell Cyclone helmet out. :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:10 pm 
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gg333 wrote:
team sky look like a Bob the Builder team with those yellow "safety hats" :lol:

That's really funny and kinda true


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:12 pm 
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Cav did a job on his yesterday. Did you see him pedal over the line after the crash, the look of barely restrained fury and the flap of broken helmet sticking out?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Low or no vent helmets are also more aero, hence why you see a
few sprinters/GC types with them.

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Can't find the link, but there was an ad during yesterday's stage about a Giro low vent helmet that is supposedly aero and cooler. Apparently the distance between the helmet and your head and channels create a vacuum sucking air up and around your noggin.......oh, and it saves you a bike length over 40k.

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That would be the Giro Air Attack as mentioned in Exclusive: How Giro Made a Cooler, Faster Helmet


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I noticed Griepel donned his clear helmet cover for his Lazer Helium too. I have this helmet and like that feature for cold days.


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i dunno how that helmet is allowed. well im assuming it's not a cover. and since im assuming it's not a cover, why on earth dont all other manufacturers make their solid helmets clear. it would "look" way better. from tv andre's helmet looks normal and doesn't look as dumb as those other solid things.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:30 pm 
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nathanong87 wrote:
i dunno how that helmet is allowed. well im assuming it's not a cover. and since im assuming it's not a cover, why on earth dont all other manufacturers make their solid helmets clear. it would "look" way better. from tv andre's helmet looks normal and doesn't look as dumb as those other solid things.


they have to make the product avalable to the public then they can use them and im pretty sure i saw a clear cover on the gorilas helmet the otherday. found it

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Can someone smarter then me telly why those covers are UCI legal?

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they probably claim they use them in bad weather. like how shoe covers are legal if its cold and or wet


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According to Velonews:

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The UCI bans removable helmet covers, though. So how did Lazer and Lotto get around the rule? A bit of superglue.

“We comply with this rule by permanently gluing an Aeroshell on to the Helium helmet so that the shell is no longer removable. We have discussed this solution with the UCI and they have stated that this is in compliance with their rule,” said Smith.


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