POC octal

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djconnel
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by djconnel

Sigma Sports.

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by TedStriker

I loved the look of the Octal Aero (oddly enough, as it looked a great 'urban'/Bern style helmet) though I can't stand big logos! (though if I did, the 80s look of the Poc logo and design isn't actually that bad)

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The big logos would be trivially removed: they're big stickers. But they're reflective, so I'm compelled to leave them on, despite the added mass.

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by TedStriker

Really? I thought they looked sealed in or below a clearcoat (as opposed to Kasks's which come off in your hands)?

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Mine has a sticker which can be simply removed (CE version)

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by uraqt

Bring it up again, djconnel is right as always : )

“Until the standards catch up, we are between a rock and a hard place on impact, lower impact, and multi-impact testing,” Chilson said. “It’s kind of a bummer that marketing improved helmet technology is at a hold, due to liability, because the standard hasn’t caught up.”

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http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/ ... met_333105


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by mjduct

djconnel wrote:Mine has a sticker which can be simply removed (CE version)


What's the weight without the sticker?




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headwind816 wrote:@djconnel - congrats on the new helmet. Which store did you go through to get it? How does it play with other sunglasses? I own Oakley Jawbones, and I have found some retention systems interfere with the stems.


Curious on this one too - I'm about to order one but would like to make sure they're ok with my jawbones / racing jackets. Any experience?


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by BikeNerd2453

Zero complaints with fitment on my Jawbones with the Octal...

If you need a size S I have one in the classifieds, new... ;)

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Why selling? Fit?

I absolutely love mine, although I want to make a plastic wind cover for it. The emergency health record sticker that comes with it is a brilliant added touch.


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by maquisard

I really want POC to come out with a fluo yellow one next year.

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djconnel wrote:Why selling? Fit?

I absolutely love mine, although I want to make a plastic wind cover for it. The emergency health record sticker that comes with it is a brilliant added touch.

Bought it for the wife, but as she is 8mos along pregnant, she won't need it for quite a while. So rather just get her something again when she needs it. I love my size L on the orange. Just need matching shoes now...

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by Cuki

Just seen the 2015 POC catalogue and some really nice colours coming next year for the Octal. No fluo yellow though.

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by addictR1

i'm in san jose area and last time when i was travelling, started chatting with another fellow cyclist on the plane. i've been having helmet issue with fitment, etc.. fits well at first.. but once i start to sweat and into the ride.. my specialized echelon starts to get lopsided.

as it turns out i have a very odd shaped head.. very much so like "Ultraman". :(

so he suggested me to check out POC octal, as he has a pointy head himself.

i tried emailing POC and even try to call up some shops, but doesn't seem like they carry them in northen california, not to mention, i never got a response back from POC either. :(

anyone know of any shop in norcal that carries it in different sizes for me to try out?

thanks

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