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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:26 pm 
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I am looking for the smallest (not size but shape) helmet out there. I have a skinny and small head and large profile helmets look goofy on me........so i am looking for a sleek, low profile, and of course light weight helmet...what do you guys suggest?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:55 pm 
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I would say a skidlid or a cinelli hairnet

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:40 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:41 am 
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Look at LAS and Rudy Project to start - I too don't care to look like I've got a huge watermelon for a helmet and have been quite satisfied with those just mentioned.


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What about them time trail helmets?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:42 am 
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LAS are not over all low profile...

One of the lowest profile lids right now is the Limar pro 104. Mid range venting, but damn low profile. The venting is a trade off... No deep channels meanis the liner thickness isnt too bad.

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The venting isnt bad, it's just not nearly as good as a lot of other lids. Here in Arizona it's good into the 80's or so before I'll run something else...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:44 am 
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My vote would also be for the Limar pro 104, I personally find it very comfy, not goofy like a giro, I love the weight (spot on 200g for my large) and the netting is great for stopping wasps and bees getting in. There have been many times I have walked the house after a ride with my helmet on without realising its there. About ventilation, I cannot comment as I live in the UK and it never gets too hot :(


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:10 am 
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I wouldnt call the prolight Giro goofy. In fact I think it's more comfortable and vents a lot better and it's lighter... But the Limar is a smaller outter shell size, is also damn light, quieter than most helmets, has a more adjustable retention system and is a solid build.

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Lazer Genesis certainly qualifies as low profile.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:39 pm 
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Limar is the lowest for sure, otherwise I'd suggest the old Uvex FP1.

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Giro pro light. It's small


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I actually just bought a Giro ProLight.....in a size small. We will see how it is when it arrives

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toshi wrote:
Lazer Genesis certainly qualifies as low profile.



I would agree. It has to be one of the smallest looking helmets. I tend to buy all my helmets in the small size and just extend everything out as far as it will go. Giro Ionos in small looks pretty darn tiny/low profile.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:34 pm 
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mcarr810 wrote:
Giro pro light. It's small


It is pretty low profile, though I don't think I'd call it sleek. It has the same basic stylings as the $50 helmets. Here's a gif of my medium Prolight as compared to a small Whisper+.

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I would say the Ekoi Squadra B has one of the lowest profiles. How slim a helmet looks though is often down to finding one that just fits so it is the smallest size you can get away. i.e. find a make/model which is on the limit of being too small, not on the limit of being too big for your head size.

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