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
hockinsk
Posts: 1988
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:40 pm
Location: Kent: UK
Contact:

by hockinsk

Anyone know when the 2011 Uvex FP3 National Colours models come out. Look nice.
ImageImageImageImageImage

kenji
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:45 am

by kenji

OGK Mostro (Size S/M): 177g (actual measured weight)
http://www.ogkhelmet.com/english/bicycle/03/index.html

by Weenie


worstshotever
Posts: 573
Joined: Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:07 pm

by worstshotever

prendrefeu wrote:Las Victory, Matte Black (2010) - 54-59: 256g
Las Squalo, Red/Carbon/White (2008) - 54-59: 290g


Can anyone "weigh" in on the LAS Istrion helmet? Seems nice and bonktown was blowing them out.

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

by GZA

spinwax wrote:
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.


Hi - I purchased mine in the UK - got it on order before they arrived so I guess at the front of the line. Very happy with it :)

User avatar
swinter
Posts: 1227
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:27 am
Location: Grosse Pointe, MI

by swinter

Specialized 2D, large. claimed: 284. actual 272.

The Prevail looks like a nice upgrade. When I need to replace my helmet, that will probably be the one.
"I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones." -- John Cage

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/phpBB ... 928#126928

mrlobber
Posts: 673
Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:36 am
Location: Where the permanent autumn is

by mrlobber

Another Catlike Whisper Plus, size L (59/61), ready to be put on the head: claimed 270g, actual 278g.

Fully agree on that sunglasses pain discussed earlier, though :D

doverman
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:20 pm

by doverman

Louis Garneau x-lite Medium - 195 grams

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

by spinwax

^^^ do you have the new X-Lite? I didn't think they were available yet. How do you like it?

doverman
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:20 pm

by doverman

I like the helmet as it is nice to have the adjustment system built into the straps. Light, but still feels substantial.

Colin
Posts: 709
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:50 am

by Colin

2010 Uvex FP 3.0 - 342g
2010 LAS Squalo - 324g
2010 Giro Prolight - 235g

All of these are the largest size available.

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

by spinwax

^^Colin, the Uvex are tanks huh? Is the 3.1 the same weight as your 3.0? I was told sunglasses don't fit into the Uvex either. Is this true?

I think the Prolight might be my next helmet if my darn Prevail doesn't show up. I think I can squeeze my ol head into a small. Anyone have the real weight of a small Prolight?

User avatar
hockinsk
Posts: 1988
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:40 pm
Location: Kent: UK
Contact:

by hockinsk

The FP1 is much lighter ~250g and a fait bit slimmer than the FP3 and normally a little bit cheaper too FWIW.

User avatar
djconnel
Posts: 7926
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:57 pm
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contact:

by djconnel

My Specialized 2D, purchased from UK, 199.7 grams size medium out of the box. Curious thing is it gained a few grams since. NaCl, I suspect.

Anyway, Velonews claims the Prevail was 230 grams for size medium. I wonder if there's a different version for the US and the UK, due to the stricter clamp restrictions in the US.

If so, folks may consider ordering from the UK instead of buying within the US (USAC accepts either Euro or US certification).

Colin
Posts: 709
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:50 am

by Colin

spinwax wrote:^^Colin, the Uvex are tanks huh? Is the 3.1 the same weight as your 3.0? I was told sunglasses don't fit into the Uvex either. Is this true?

I think the Prolight might be my next helmet if my darn Prevail doesn't show up. I think I can squeeze my ol head into a small. Anyone have the real weight of a small Prolight?

Sorry, I just now saw this. Yeah the Uvex aren't very light, but they sure are comfortable! Not sure about the 3.1. And nope sunglasses don't fit.

The Prolight's are very nice, but they are kind of strange looking. kind of make you look like a mushroom :lol: .

dmp
Posts: 334
Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 8:31 pm
Location: Denver

by dmp

I just replaced my older Bell Ghisallo today with a Specialized S-works. Claimed weight 225, actual 219 (size small). I almost went with a Giro Atmos (I liked the colors better), but the S-works fit a bit better and weighed 70g less. Both are last years models and on sale at the local Bike Source for about $100 (about 60% off).

by Weenie


Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post