Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: On the banks of the Red Cedar...
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I have many helmet questions...
i know there have probably been many a thread on the different helmet shapes, but i can't find any of them! At least, none that are useful to me!
Right now I've got an IRH helmet that i loveee...but...i think it's a little too small. Because every time I ride in it, by the end of my ride...my skull hurts...almost a headache...but like the actual skull...it's really hard to explain.
I was thinking that it's probably a size too small then? Or maybe my head is just messed up.
TO THE POINT. I got the Dover catalog yesterday, and they had a bunch of helmets on sale for pretty good!
I saw a CO JR8 (I believe?) for sale for $134.95, which is affordable if I wiggle some things around. And, it's really pretty! (sorry) And I was thinking, i could get one big enough to put my hair up into since it's really annoying to have it flapping around on my back.
So...my questions are:
- How does the shape of the JR8 relate to the shape of an IRH? Like, oval? more round? because the shape of the IRH fits my head perfectly. Or, close enough to be comfortable. Though I also rode in a Troxel for a year and had no problems..? I dunno whether I'm an oval or a roundie. I could go to a tack shop and try on the different shapes, but idk if any have the helmet in question.
- If the helmet size I have right now is 7 1/8 (I believe, I'd have to go check for certain), what size would I want to get?
- Would I go up a size so that I could easily fit my hair underneath? it's not that long now but I'm growing it out again and it's fairly thick...
I may add more things later...
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