LG Course Helmet?

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Is anyone using the new LG Course helmet?

I have a Giro Prolight that I detest. I'm looking for a new helmet that's reasonably light, has good venting and looks okay. The Giro Aeon is a candidate. The LG helmet looks like it might also fit the bill, plus the possible aero benefits. However, I can't find much about it online from people/reviewers who have actually used the helmet. If anyone is riding with one, it'd be great to hear your thoughts, esp versus other helmets you've used.

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I should have one arriving within a week from now (I ordered it a few days ago).
I will post a review with verified weight, and I will be able to compare it to a few other helmets I've used.
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blast, I ordered mine weeks ago and it's only expected in stock on the 25th.

I'm interested in hearing your findings prendrefeu.

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Apparently they are just literally getting in stock right now, I've been waiting on one since last September to be honest, and it finally came through on Monday.
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I saw that Voeckler was wearing a different LG helmet in the Dauphine stage he won - makes me wonder if maybe the ventilation isn't as good as in their regular helmets.

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rode with Louis and some of his Canadian friends who were wearing this helmet well over a month ago. Looks pretty nice and quite small on the head. Id imagine its not too terrible on ventilation since it was already 85+ degrees down here in south Florida.

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So I've now had the pleasure of riding with this helmet for a week, tracking 270mi and 22,000' of climbing in the week, both long extended climbs ( >22mi, avg 5%) and shorter punchy ones (<3mi, avg 10%) as well as some time spent on the flats. Temperatures ranged from 62°F in the mornings along the coast to 93°F on some climbs. On the way home today I stopped by a friend's work so he could take some photos with a decent camera. Once he sends those to me I'll post up a thorough review.
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Looking forward to the review. That's a big week of riding.

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Evanscycles should have them in stock next week, I hope I can take it on my 4 day bike vacation to germany.
I've also splurred some more cash and got an Gaerneau black knight TT helmet :oops:

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@ prendrefeu - I suspect you are over the 500 mile mark; how are you liking the helmet?

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It's been overall good. I do need to write that report, I've just been a bit too busy lately with work and travel.

In very, very brief:
-Does it vent? Yes, especially when you go fast. It might vent better for people with less hair up on their noggin than myself (I have a thick set of curls, and my hair is long compared to most cyclists). It does get hot when going up hill, but only marginally more than a regular 'Dragon Ball Z!' style helmet (again, my circumstances are part of this...)
-Is it fast? Yes, yes, yes. I don't know how much this compares to a regular TT helmet or the Giro Attack, but I can state outright that in testing via a consistent descent multiple times I noted a speed gain of at least 4mph and up to 6mph compared to the older helmet (LAS Victory). This isn't empirical, wind-tunnel data however but it is what I'm seeing on the Garmin. Fluke? No idea, but I am convinced that a helmet will have more aero affect than a frame.
-Does it look good? Yes. It looks really damn good.
-Does your head end up looking like a mushroom? Nope.
-Does it accommodate holding sunglasses through the vents? Yes, and very securely.
-Is it light? Not terribly, not heavy either. A bit average in weight for high-end helmets.
-Do I prefer this to the Giro Air Attack - On venting? No idea. On purely looks? Yes, without a doubt. This is personal preference, however.


Sorry for keeping it quick. I'll do a proper write up in the Road section sometime in the next few days complete with photos and weights and link it here.
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Thanks! I am currently riding a LAS Victory, but I have been looking at this helmet for some time now.

Safe journey! I look forward to a complete write up including weight soon.

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I finally posted the review over in the Road section because I thought it is more apt: it is marketed as a Road helmet afterall. I hope my review helps a little bit on your helmet selection process.

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