The Helmet Weight and Info Thread.

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

Moderator: Moderator Team

User avatar
KH1
Posts: 1327
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:40 am
Location: Mornington Peninsula

by KH1

My helmet weights;
Lazer Genesis RD M-L 305g (Nice helmet love the retention system)
Uvex Boss Race L 250g (Not a bad lid keeps out the bugs but a bit wobbly)
Lazer Blade M 311g (Uncomfortable for my nude scone - Not a fan of this one)
Bell Sweep M-L 264g (My favourite stack hat by far - good weight and ventilation comfortable on my melon too)
Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story......
Argon
CAAD9 6.78Kg
Supersix 6.78Kg

by Weenie


tcurtbike
Best Freak bike poster
Posts: 426
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 9:34 am
Location: VIC, Australia

by tcurtbike

Any Catlike Whisper Plus owners out there?

Johnny Rad
Posts: 1850
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:22 am
Location: Zion

by Johnny Rad

I've got what I think is a pre-US approved Whisper Plus from 2 years ago and it's been all roses. Overall, I give it two thumbs-up @ 301g w/padding in a size L.

For comparison, my even older older Giro Atmos in size L weighs 319g with padding.

tcurtbike
Best Freak bike poster
Posts: 426
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 9:34 am
Location: VIC, Australia

by tcurtbike

How easy is it to slot your sunnies into the vents?

User avatar
Tinea Pedis
Posts: 8460
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:08 am
Location: Geelong
Contact:

by Tinea Pedis

tcurtbike - I don't think they're approved in Oz?

Not that it matter a dolt unless you're planning on racing. Last thing you'd want is to be pulled up 5 minutes before kick off.

tcurtbike
Best Freak bike poster
Posts: 426
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 9:34 am
Location: VIC, Australia

by tcurtbike

Yeah, they are, just recently. They're pretty cheap to, compared to most other high-end helmets.

spinwax
Shop Owner
Posts: 969
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:14 pm
Location: USA

by spinwax

I have been told that you can't put your sunglasses in the Catlike Whisper either. Maybe that is why you always see Heinrich H with them on the back of his head.

Seriously, not being able to put my glasses on the front of my Lazer Genesis is killing me.

Johnny Rad
Posts: 1850
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:22 am
Location: Zion

by Johnny Rad

Yes, you can put my shades in the Catlike Whisper - it's a giant pain, though.

Of the dozens of holes, there's but one or two positions that work. Most positions are way too loose, including the front mounted options. The other positions are way too tight and will put some serious stretch into your sunglass frame. The one or two positions that work are up top and towards the rear of the top. Totally secure at that point.

I don't put my sunglasses up their while riding, since it can take a long time of blind trial and error before getting it right. I only put my sunglasses up there before a ride (and sometimes in front of the mirror to save time - seriously).
Last edited by Johnny Rad on Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:04 am, edited 1 time in total.

robertg
Posts: 482
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: NJ, USA
Contact:

by robertg

My Bell Volt, size medium, comes in at 313 gr. A bit heavier than I thought, but it fits great.

User avatar
Rick
Posts: 2035
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:30 pm

by Rick

Giro Atmos 2010, size Medium: 277 gm. My price was $140
Giro Indicator 2010, (1 size fits all): 294 gm with visor; 281 gm visor removed. My price was $40

I had two major crashes this year that completely destroyed helmets (Giros), but I came out unscathed. I am buying only Giro from here on out. These are the weights of my replacements : :D

(Although the others are probably just as good.)

dweebly
Posts: 133
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:51 pm
Location: UK

by dweebly

Giro Pro Light (european version) medium = 170g
Giro Boreas (from the 90's!) small/medium = 284g (now retired)
Bell Meteor 2 medium = 399g

Always been a giro fan, despite trying loads on (specialised, met, uvex, bell) but nothing else really hit the snug factor.
Common sense - Big fan.

User avatar
prendrefeu
Posts: 8610
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Contact:

by prendrefeu

Las Victory, Matte Black (2010) - 54-59: 256g
Las Squalo, Red/Carbon/White (2008) - 54-59: 290g
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

User avatar
GZA
Posts: 363
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:49 pm
Location: Chilterns, England

by GZA

Specialized Prevail Size Medium 196g actual

orangeade
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:48 pm

by orangeade

Image

Catlike Whisper Plus Deluxe Orange size Medium 270g

spinwax
Shop Owner
Posts: 969
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:14 pm
Location: USA

by spinwax

GZA wrote:Specialized Prevail Size Medium 196g actual



Where did you get a Prevail? They will not be available here till at least the middle to end of Dec with any luck. I guess it is due to meeting the U.S. standards.

by Weenie


Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post