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post #1 of 7 Old 08-15-2011, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Choosing a helmet


My helmet has been compromised in a fall; thus I am getting a new one.

I have to resort to buying online because there are only 3 tack shops where I live, and they have run out of my size!


My current helmet is a size 7 1/4 (59cm) and i have always felt it is kinda loose when i first put it on. BUT after an hour of riding, it feels like a tight rubber band around my head.. so much so that it pinches my head.I wasn't measured properly for it when I first bought it. The shop assistant just took one she felt should fit me, and when i tried it on; she said it was ok.

Anyway, now i am on my own.

I measured my head circumference yesterday. The measurement is actually 56cm. I understand I should be giving myself some allowance for heat expansion. But should I be going for size 7 1/4 or 7 if its a helmet which is supposed to have good ventilation?

This is the one I am thinking of buying.
Just Togs Sized Helmets JTE Sprint Extreme

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-16-2011, 08:34 AM
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There is more to buying a helmet than just knowing the measurement. Some brands/styles fit better on a more round head. Others fit better on a more long and oval head. It is really hard to buy a helmet online if you have not tried on helmets to know which brand/style works best for you.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-17-2011, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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I am buying online because I don't have a choice. There are only three tack shops in my area, and they don't have my size..

and I do need a helmet in order to ride.

I just ordered 7 1/8. Hopefully it will be ok.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-21-2011, 06:07 PM
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Hello! Hmmm when buying a helmet its not just measurments to worry about. It all comes down to the brand. Some fit very differently to others. 7 1/8 sounds really good size for you in the just toggs because my best friend has the same helmet and her helmet measurments are the same heee heee !! She says it fits nice and is very 'breathable'.

Hope my answer helps ! xxxxxxxxx
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-21-2011, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Cool.. I am picking up my helmet from my cousin today. She brought it back from Scotland for me; saving me the shipping costs.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-22-2011, 09:29 PM
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Well i prefer a charles owen and i love it ever since i switched to charles owen from troxel i have never been happier:)
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-22-2011, 09:32 PM
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My schooling helmet is a ovation schooler, its really inexpensive, but I love it.
For shows I have my Charles Owen and I looveee it!
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