Good looking and light helmet choice... Made the wrong decision.

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

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bleko
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by bleko

Hello All,

I got a specialized evade ii few days ago, in white color, and It make me look like a mushroom lol...

I found a buyer and need to find a new one... Also white was a bad color choice with a black bike, all black is definitely the way to go in my eyes.

Would you have any reco for a good looking fairly light and aero helmet ? it seems to me the Kask Protone is way better looking.

Would you have any recommendation maybe of other helmets that are not mushroom looking while being aero and light?

Update : I received my new helmet, photos here : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=166001&p=1669377#p1669377

Thanks
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Lelandjt
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by Lelandjt

Find the smallest helmet that fits your head and it will be light and not mushroomish. I usually wear a large but have found a few mediums in just the right shape to fit my head like a glove.

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Zappano
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by Zappano

I’m an Evade user and I also like it.
Maybe look into MET helmets? The Trenta is the climbing helmet Pogacar uses and they also just released a new version of the Manta aero helmet (but it looks similar to the Evade).

Concerning the color: I wouldn’t recommend a black helmet. I once had a black Evade and I was kind of paranoid that cars wouldn’t see me :D.
Get something more visible (white, orange, yellow, light grey). A white helmet for example fits great to white shoes and a black bike.
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by ChiZ01

mushroom happens when ppl with round head try to fit on a oval helmet, you are forced to size up

bleko
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by bleko

Guys to give you an idea of how of a mushroom i looks like with the Evade II, absolutely terrible looking...

Any suggestion of a model that could fit my head ?
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bleko
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by bleko

Zappano wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:52 pm
I’m an Evade user and I also like it.
Maybe look into MET helmets? The Trenta is the climbing helmet Pogacar uses and they also just released a new version of the Manta aero helmet (but it looks similar to the Evade).

Concerning the color: I wouldn’t recommend a black helmet. I once had a black Evade and I was kind of paranoid that cars wouldn’t see me :D.
Get something more visible (white, orange, yellow, light grey). A white helmet for example fits great to white shoes and a black bike.
Thanks for your suggestions mate. I am not sure if the manta would fit me this is the issue... but it looks nice from the photos!

bleko
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by bleko

ChiZ01 wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:12 pm
mushroom happens when ppl with round head try to fit on a oval helmet, you are forced to size up
I posted some pictures above, you think I should size up or it's my head shape problem ?

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by Raimundo

Looking at the head on pic, it actually looks quite good (shapewise), the side pic is a bit out of focus but that's the shape of the helmet... maybe you just didn't liked the white colour...

I noticed some of my riding buddies look quite sleek in the Abus Game Changer, but its heavier than the Evade.

Last case scenario i actually agree with Lelandjt, a helmet where you could size down would avoid the mushroom head.

I just gave up on that department, i already leave home in tight lycra and clacky shoes, so a dorky helmet doesn't bother me anymore, specially if they're black mate... i wear a Abus Airbreaker BTW, it looks quite smaller (outside) than my Giro's used to.

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by K4m1k4z3

bleko wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:39 pm
Guys to give you an idea of how of a mushroom i looks like with the Evade II, absolutely terrible looking...
Any suggestion of a model that could fit my head ?
Have you tried: Not giving a fu*k?

Helmet looks good on you tbph. If it fits you, wear it proudly.
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Kaludrob
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by Kaludrob

Never ever going to buy a black helmet again. Soaks up the heat and feel much hotter in summer conditions. I think the evade looks good on you and you get free speed too. I have the utopia and like it thus far.
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by DHG01

Raimundo wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:11 pm

I just gave up on that department, i already leave home in tight lycra and clacky shoes, so a dorky helmet doesn't bother me anymore
This made me laugh!
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by adilosnave

The absolute worst looking helmets on the market are POC. Terrible.

But for best, probably the Giro Aether. Head and shoulders above most anything else out there.

And I second finding a helmet that's the smallest you can get away with. I'm right at 55cm so Giro is a touch small so generally go with a small in Kask because theirs goes up to 56cm. Still tight. but if I went with a medium in a Giro it's far too large and looks almost as bad as wearing a GoPro on top of your helmet. That's about the dumbest look out there.

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by MarkoP

Evade 2 looks good on you. I picked up an Evade 2 and Lazer G1 this week and am happy with both.

Had a Giro Aether but sold it as I felt it was a mushroom on me.

MET might be a good option. I would have bought one but hard to find in Canada.
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by Zero7

bleko wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:39 pm
Guys to give you an idea of how of a mushroom i looks like with the Evade II, absolutely terrible looking...

Any suggestion of a model that could fit my head ?

IMG_9272_2_HEIC.jpg
It might look better with sun glasses on ?? But yes that does look like a mushroom head. Sorry.
I have the Abus GameChanger and it works for me. Does not look like a mushroom at all on my head. Wanted white but none in my size so went with silver. Glad I did...silver is sweet looking.

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by maxim809

Honestly I think the Evade looks good on you and it's supposed to look like that.

Well-fitted race jersey or 1-piece will complete the look. You will look fast simply standing there.

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