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Pick a helmet that fits your head (m) (archive)

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Posted by derek on January 30, 2001 at 18:10:12:

In Reply to: Need help choosing Auto-X/Track helmet posted by [email protected] on January 30, 2001 at 14:46:38:

You should try on different brands of helmets to find the one that best fits your head and feels the most comfortable. Stay with the major brands such as Bell, Simpson, Bieffe, Shoei, and Arai.

Since you are looking at auto-x/track events, concentrate your search on automotive helmets as opposed to motorcycle helmets. The difference being the type of crashes the helmets are designed to absorb and the inclusion of fire retardent material. Closed-face helmets are the preference if you plan to do track events. You would want the most protection against flying glass in the event of a high speed accident.

One friend who recently purchased a helmet went with Shoei because of the fit (his head large & round) and he was able to find a close out on their automotive helmets.

Don't get caught up in the fiberglass vs. kevlar weight issue. The weight difference can be measured in ounces. Unless you plan on entering endurance events :^)

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