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

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

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jlok
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by jlok

You may give Utoipia a try but be warned about the lack of front pads to stop the sweat pouring on your eyes.

Otherwise you may try the last gen Manta. It's cheap now and it's almost the lightest and well ventilated among aero road helmets.
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Shrike
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by Shrike

Specialised and POC are notoriously dorky looking to my eye, always have been. That new Evade II is an improvement though. Not terrible.

Kask Valegro is probably best looking on market on most people’s heads. Kask Utopia is okay if you want an aggressive looking aero roadie style that sits low. Both very light.

by Weenie


milanv
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by milanv

K4m1k4z3 wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:03 pm
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.
I ageee...

Lina
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by Lina

People actually buy helmets based on how they look with them and not how the helmet fits them???

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by ViperFFM

Abus Game Changer is the way to go. Also proteceted me well when I crashed two weeks ago. Gonna buy another one
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Kaludrob
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by Kaludrob

i'd go with the new manta. definitely in white tho.
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rides4beer
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by rides4beer

Love my Manta, fits great and looks good. But if the Evade fit you well, maybe try it in black? Personally I think black looks better, and in general darker colors will look slimmer, just like clothing.

ToileySiphon
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by ToileySiphon

It looks very good on you, don't stress about it. Put some big sunglasses and get in the drops!

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Mcdeez
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by Mcdeez

Try abus game changer or abus airbreaker

I have a round head and they fit me well

There Bontrager xxx wich is nice too

Geoff
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by Geoff

I recently received a Scott Cadence Plus helmet from a friend and it is pretty nice.

Priit
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by Priit

Mcdeez wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:50 pm
Try abus game changer or abus airbreaker
+1. Abus helmets are very good.

nowtaps
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by nowtaps

I found helmets with MIPS to be mushroomy on my head (Giro, Spez)

Went with HJC Furion 2.0 and it fits so much nicer with a lower profile

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slake21
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by slake21

I settled with Kask Protone for my small head, it looks alright on me, and I actually love its design
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Renault78law
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by Renault78law

Kask Protone and Giro Helios are good, lower profile choices.

Lenfaki
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by Lenfaki

Honestly I don't think it looks bad at all! I have a slim oval shaped head and bought the Evade II MIPS because I think it is one of the most low profile helmets out there.. and I tried a fair amount of helmets (Giro Aether/Synthe, Kask). I found the Airbreaker and Gamechanger also to be very low profile, no MIPS though.
White does look bigger in general, but it is the best helmet color ;) !

by Weenie


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