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I have the bike,the clothes,the shoes and the inclination! I just need a helmet that doesnt make me look like a cycling mushroom! Any ideas? (ps dont really want to spend more than £50)

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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Bubble wrap and sticky tape

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Shanefutcher [98 posts] 2 years ago
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Spiuk zirion it fits like a dream.available at about £45.read cycling active reviews of best helmets for £50.it wins and gets 10/10 and its also available in9 colours so it'll be sure to match your bike

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dave atkinson [6144 posts] 2 years ago
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Giro Savant is *very* good for the money

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skitza [94 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Bubble wrap and sticky tape

 41 21 that'd do it!

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Robedoor [1 post] 2 years ago
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If not looking like a mushroom is worth an another £30 on top of your budget, the Kask K50 is good.

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Hypoglycaemic [20 posts] 2 years ago
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You will really just have to go to your LBS and try some on. Head shapes differ more than you might think so what looks good on one person may look ridiculous on another.

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skitza [94 posts] 2 years ago
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thats what im doing today  1 they all look good actually , i just cant bring meself to go over 50 quid but ive got a couple of lbs' locally and an evans so the mrs can trail around after me today looking like a bored puppy! (payback!  19 )

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 2 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:

Giro Savant is *very* good for the money

+1
My father has one and really likes it.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 2 years ago
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Could always try that blue and white decathlon one.

A french shop that sells... cheap sports kit?

Surely not...

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 2 years ago
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Otherwise, apart from the fact that this is out of stock... looks cool

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/cuesta-cuesta-helmets-r...

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pants [218 posts] 2 years ago
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Everyone knows the only way to look good on a bike is by wearing a TT helmet, preferably while wearing jeans and t shirt. Save up for one.

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Pauldmorgan [217 posts] 2 years ago
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+1 for Kask - really comfortable.

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mckechan [208 posts] 2 years ago
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Disclaimer: ... This is a partially a plug for my affiliate website that I am developing (see signature).

Anyway, there is a deal going from one of of my merchants, Merlin Cycles, for a Giro Saros helmet... £54.99 reduced from £99.99: http://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=1857&awinaffid=168364&clickref=&p...

I had to get a new helmet myself after leaving mine on the train, so I did this deal.
It's light and comfy - possible downside is it could get cold throw the vents in the winter.

Cheers

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Phil A [18 posts] 2 years ago
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Hi
You said you have all the gear and are looking for a helmet with a budget of £50 well when i first started cycling i was the same, didn't want to spend a lot on a helmet but luckily 6 months ago i bought a Kask mojito £120 , now i know this is not in your budget but 4 weeks ago i went over the handlebars at 30 mph and landed on my head and that helmet saved my life no question of a doubt.
Get yourself the best helmet you can afford and Kask do a 50% replacement so i am getting a new one for £60

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big mick [179 posts] 2 years ago
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Phil A wrote:

Hi
You said you have all the gear and are looking for a helmet with a budget of £50 well when i first started cycling i was the same, didn't want to spend a lot on a helmet but luckily 6 months ago i bought a Kask mojito £120 , now i know this is not in your budget but 4 weeks ago i went over the handlebars at 30 mph and landed on my head and that helmet saved my life no question of a doubt.
Get yourself the best helmet you can afford and Kask do a 50% replacement so i am getting a new one for £60

Phil is right.Buy the best you can because the time does come then you need it and you will be pleased you bought a good one trust me.I suffered a brain injury 10 years ago and take seizures every 3 months as a result.Can't drive /work nothing.It's a bitch and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.I still cycle but keep ending up in hospital after fitting while out on the bike.Like I say buy a good Helmet please it don't matter what you look like you will look worse in a seizure maybe dead.Bones heal brains don't

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The _Kaner [693 posts] 2 years ago
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There are a number of 'older' premium models available at hugely discounted prices. As some have mentioned, try the various brands etc on for size, fit and mushroominess.
I have found Bell, Scott and Carrera helmets to suit my pinhead noggin, also flirted with Uvex (Ivo)...but although not really mushroom shaped...was like a pudding bowl in fit.... and made me look like a dwarf stormtrooper...and would suit a more buxom bonce than mine.
Scott Fuga still my favourite. (Giro don't suit me...)
£50 will still buy you a good helmet.
It's the safety standard you want more than anything....as you go up in price it's the lighter materials (and therefore 'better design' and fortification required to maintain the rigidity) you're paying for. If you want to wear a 'yellow duck' helmet, then by all means do so...just make sure it has the appropriate minimum safety requirements.  16

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FMOAB [253 posts] 2 years ago
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The Carrera Razor is considerably less mushroom lie than many and pretty cool looking. Tredz currently have them for £50 down from £100.

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ragtimecyclist [158 posts] 2 years ago
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Just bought a Lazer o2 (£64.99) which i'm happy with. As you, my main aim was to not look like un Grande Champignon, and this fits the bill (got it in matt black, very slimming colour for the noggin!)

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dunnoh [197 posts] 2 years ago
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That's a good point. What is the best cycle helmet money can buy? I have a Savant. Are there any tables that purely compare how safe they are?

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jacknorell [942 posts] 2 years ago
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They're all about as safe as the others. However, downhill MTB helmets do provide better protection...

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 2 years ago
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In terms of performance in a crash, more money doesn't necessarily equate to more crash protection from a cycle helmet. What the extra cash buys you is lighter weight, more vents, the latest production technique/ratchet system and the latest fashionable style. Today's £50 helmet more often than not these days as good as a lid that would have cost you double that and more two or three years ago. There really are some very good lids around for £50 or less.

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nod [64 posts] 2 years ago
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Tony, time for a round up perhaps?

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Bedfordshire Clanger [344 posts] 2 years ago
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+1 for Kask for looks and comfort. If too much ventilation is a problem in Winter then wear a cycling cap underneath.

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veseunr [256 posts] 2 years ago
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I am an "always wear a helmet" brigade. Imagine my surprise when I got back from a ride the other day, caught a glimpse of my reflection and noticed no helmet! I didn't even notice I wasn't wearing it ......usually wear Giro Aeon ...... like wearing nothing! Done well if you can get one for £50 though!!

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 2 years ago
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Good idea nod!

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Kapelmuur [293 posts] 2 years ago
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veseunr wrote:

I am an "always wear a helmet" brigade. Imagine my surprise when I got back from a ride the other day, caught a glimpse of my reflection and noticed no helmet! I didn't even notice I wasn't wearing it ......usually wear Giro Aeon ...... like wearing nothing! Done well if you can get one for £50 though!!

Glad it's not only me - I had ridden for 2 hours the other day before I realised that my helmet had been left at home  40

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skitza [94 posts] 2 years ago
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thanks folks the Lazer o2 won the day (this time!) i got it fitted at a local bs a medium fitted just fine , went home and looked at the old carrera that a.n other lbs had 'fitted' for me and its a bloomin extra large! no wonder the wind was pulling me off course!  21

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Northernbike [229 posts] 2 years ago
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you could spend your helmet budget on spectacles so you can see where you're going and avoid crashing in the first place

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skitza [94 posts] 2 years ago
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or on a much safer cheap car?!

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glynr36 [637 posts] 2 years ago
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Phil A wrote:

Hi
You said you have all the gear and are looking for a helmet with a budget of £50 well when i first started cycling i was the same, didn't want to spend a lot on a helmet but luckily 6 months ago i bought a Kask mojito £120 , now i know this is not in your budget but 4 weeks ago i went over the handlebars at 30 mph and landed on my head and that helmet saved my life no question of a doubt.
Get yourself the best helmet you can afford and Kask do a 50% replacement so i am getting a new one for £60

More expensive doesn't usually mean safer, just lighter/nicer looking.
A £50 helmet would have done the same.