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    05-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Oval Head Helmets

I was given a ovation protege, I like the color but it makes me feel sick from the headachs it gives me. Plus the back digs into my head/neck. Really don't like the style so no tipperarys either.

Anyone have any cheap ideas on a head that's good for oval heads but not over $60. Must be here in Canada and Troxel generally don't fit either.

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    05-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Remember, don't put a price on your safety... I know it's tough, but a good helmet is well worth its weight in gold (even if you never have a fall or hit your head) and one of the few things that I even penny pinch on lol.

I like the Troxel Sierra's. I have an oval-ish head and I LOVE it, no headaches or digging. However, I hate their new styling, blah.
    05-01-2014, 06:13 PM
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My head is oval shaped and Tipperary works very well fir me. The Sportage model.
    05-01-2014, 06:14 PM
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The Sierra is the one with leather on it, right? Way too heavy!
    05-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Heavy? I don't even notice it is there ;) Then again I frequently ride with my GoPro on it... So I think I have been desensitized to the weight, but I wouldn't say it's heavy still.

Haven't ridden in anything else in 5+ years, so in comparison to others, certainly possible :)
    05-01-2014, 06:16 PM
I have to pinch pennys because I'm not the one buying it my budget is $80 including shipping. Long as its saftey rated there is no need to pay $100-$400 for a trail helmet, no showing in my future.

Most Troxels are not oval enough for me.
    05-01-2014, 06:17 PM
OP I wasn't throwing rocks, trust me, I completely understand :)

Good luck in your search!
    05-13-2014, 06:23 PM
Well still don't like the Tipperary helmets, turns out the low back digs into the top of my neck. No other ideas? I can't find any suggestions that are not super expensive.
    05-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Large oval here (think melon) and I finally bought a Charles Owens. GR8. Certainly more than I planned to spend, but it fits perfectly. I love it and it's easy to forget you have it on. It can get a little warm, but minor price to pay for comfort.
Speaking of price, I just look at it as $50-60 a year. I'm worth it. :)
    05-13-2014, 07:58 PM
Check out IRH {International Riding Helmets}. They are pretty oval and not $$$ in cost.

Ovation and Devon-Aire also have some helmets that may be more oval than round in fit...all under your limit of $80.

Have you tried various "Tipperary" brand helmets or are you lumping them all together that you don't like them?
I have found different cuts, fits and "style" in the same manufacturer line.

I can say though I have tried on and worn various Troxel helmets all giving me a headache and feel like a bowl on top of my head and no protection... round, round, round and that isn't my skull.
... all helmet molds from this company seem to be for "round" skulls.

I can't stand the "dial fit" system in a helmet either. Most uncomfortable thing I ever put on, no matter the brand it bothers me.
I wear a helmet that fits me near perfect off the shelf and only need to add those small foam pads occasionally.

Hope this gives you some other places and manufacturers to look toward...

Happy shopping!


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