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    New question here. Matching helmet color to bike

    Now let's be honest when shopping for a new helmet do you take your bike's color into consideration?
    I was shopping for a new one yesterday and realized I was doing that without even thinking.

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    No but I match my camelbak.

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    It is in the back of my mind. If I am equally liking two helmets as my final choices, then I will pick the one that matches better.

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    I try not to pick colors that do not work together, but if I can't match, I contrast.

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    i have been in the past, and will be in the future, guilty of this

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    I usually just go black, that way it pretty much goes ok with everything.

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    Black for the MTB and white for the road that way no matching issues


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    i actually try not to match. dont clash though. mostly choose black, blue and gray colors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1geezer View Post
    Now let's be honest when shopping for a new helmet do you take your bike's color into consideration?
    I have multiple bikes in different colors, and my shoes and backpack already do not match, so getting the helmet to color-coordinate with anything is a lost cause.

    My most recent two helmet purchases were silver-grey and dark-grey respectively. Those colors pretty much go with anything.

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    I try to make it match my Camelbak. I will eventully switch bikes, but my camelbak is a constant.

    Black Flux helmet, to match my red and black camelbak. Style is everything!

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    lets say your bike is bright blue, you match your helmet, now you have this standout bright blue bowl on your head, and to top it off, you have red hair. Matching your bike and helmet is flat out wierd to me. I go for subtle colors.

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    I have a black bike with some gray and white, a gray osprey pack, and a black helmet

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    Match the helmet to the bike? I thought it was the other way around!

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    If you're dropping used car kind of money on a bike you may as well look good riding it !

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    Kinda sad.

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    Generally try to match the jersey I'll wear most often then the bike(s).

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    Have I mistakenly entered the roadie forum?

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    I don't worry too much about it as this number is a solid choice with any ensemble.
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    I'm guilty of this... My helmet matches the color of my Giant- blue and black

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    I recently bought one helmet and yes I did match it with my bike. White red & black
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    I have a fox black and white and my giant is black white and red, I didn't do it on purpose, it was the only helmet that fit my huge noggin

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    No. Never even thought about. I did just buy the jersey that matches my Full Face helmet though.

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    def guilty. i have 2 sets of helmets :/

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    I dont get why sone people felt guilty or think its a bad thing to match the color. If matching colors is your thing go for it by all means

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    Well, you got me now. I matched my clothes to the bike (bike is black/white, yea I know, very original), then my Camelback and shoes to my clothes, and then helmet to my clothes.

    It is a vicious circle now, because if I want to buy new bike now I need to match it to the clothes. So I am kinda stuck in the black black/white combo.
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    Absolutely not. I tend to stick with colors like black or white or grey so that it goes well with anything. For those who like to match colors, what if you end up getting a new bike a year from now that's a different color? You're going to have to buy a new helmet because now your old one doesn't match your new bike's color.

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    I just get whatever helmet appeals to me at the time. Nothing flamboyant, but something that works. Currently I've got a black Livestrong one which does in fact match my bike but that wasn't planned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Goes Boing View Post
    what if you end up getting a new bike a year from now that's a different color? You're going to have to buy a new helmet because now your old one doesn't match your new bike's color.
    No no no, you are doing it wrong. Once you get in the loop of buying color matched stuff, that's it, there is no way out. Buying new bike? It will have to fit into your existing color scheme, sorry. Frame does not come in that color? Well, time to look for new manufacturer / frame.
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    I try every helmet the shop has and buy the one that fits my head most naturally. I'm still amazed that my Italian friends let me ride road with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cigarlover View Post
    I'm guilty of this... My helmet matches the color of my Giant- blue and black
    Black and blue is good. Matches my knees and elbows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy View Post
    Black and blue is good. Matches my knees and elbows.
    That just means you're trying hard enough

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    Matching is for chicks! jk lol. Black helmet here to match my black camelbak. Since black goes with everything and bikes tend to be swapped and upgraded.
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    Def do not match helmet to bike. Especially if its a crazy color bike.. like orange or green. I have a blue bike. Black Giro and a black camelbak. But thats just me. I prefer a nice black helmet
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    I bought an 09 black silver and gold specialized Hardrock and matched it with a fox striker helmet that is silver.

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    i need a matte black helmet.. to match my bike :P

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    ghey

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    sorry about that.sucks for you huh

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    does anyone use the bell faction helmets? they look cooler to me than the tron helmets.

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    I made the mistake of getting a white helmet to match the white and black jersey for my white and black bike. Ended up selling the bike and replacing it with an almost all black bike. Looked kinda goofy unless I wore the black and white jersey. Finally replaced it with a black helmet, and now a black Camelbak to replace the red one that I was previously using.

    I think that it is absolutely fine to color match. We pay a lot of cash for these damn things, so you might as well go all out, and make it look good also.

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    Match my head

    If it fits well and gives my head comfort that's what I buy plus looking like you could care less is (according to my wife) sexy and actually I could care less it's on my head and I can't see that anyway. Also I'm not looking at my shoes, my shorts, my helmet, or my bike I'm watching the trail, the road and all the people around me , especially the summer drivers when on the road hey are so unpredictable.

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    I have grey matter in my head so I chose a grey helmet. Actually, when I started biking I had a snow boarding helmet I'd just paid $150 for so I'm still using it. I know it looks like I should be a Panzer commander but, well what the hell, it's paid for, is great protection short of a full faced helmet, and the grey color goes with just about anything.

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    Guilty as charged.



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    Also have the shoes, and a bright orange jersey and just got orange pedals.

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    I try to go with gray or silver so it will match everything. Black does as well but I find the silver to stay a little cooler. Like with others, when I do match it colorwise it's to my CamelBak.

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    blk or white lids only and whatever stickers my kid puts on 'em or freestyle artworks with a permanent marker.

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    Almost got a different helmet because they matched too well but it fit the best.
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    None of my gear matches. But for some reason, I have alot of clashing color combo camoflage gear.

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    Function over fashion every time...I don't care what I look like and really don't care what others think. The way I ride I need all the safety I can get! LOL

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    I always buy hazel helmets to match my eyes.
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    i think some of you are trying a little too hard. matching bike/helmet/clothes looks a bit generic to me. no need to sign neg rep but please leave amusing note. thanks in advance.

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    I ordered a silver helmet thinking it would be cooler (temperature, not looks) and received a blue one. So now I have a blue helmet to match my blue bike. Men make plans, God makes decisions - I guess.

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    Seriously thought this was a joke.

    Unsubscribing due to a fear of my gayness level rising every time I see this thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxtar View Post
    Seriously thought this was a joke.

    Unsubscribing due to a fear of my gayness level rising every time I see this thread
    On behalf of the sheep who I side with, don't take it so seriously. Some riders as you can see could care less about fashion, others care a little, and other riders like to look coordinated (maybe their wives have a say in that). It's all pretty normal to me. I'm in the "some care a little" group in that I can tell when I look totally goofy but anything short of that is fine. When I see somebody who is color coordinated I appreciate it. What the heck, they took the time to get it together and they look good. And no, I'm not gay which has pretty much no relevance here.

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    My helmet matches my bike, but that is as far as I go. My clothes don't match and I use my yard cutting shoes on the trail....so put me in the 'only cares a little' category.

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    Really?
    Doesn't this belong on RoadBikeReview.com, not here?

    Fit and function over fashion any day. A strong, comfortable helmet is the way to go. Beside, your bike turns brown/grey after 3 miles anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg View Post
    Really?
    Doesn't this belong on RoadBikeReview.com, not here?

    Fit and function over fashion any day. A strong, comfortable helmet is the way to go. Beside, your bike turns brown/grey after 3 miles anyway.
    I'm totally coordinated (ha). My black Shimano shoes came from eBay with no color choice, my other grey Nike trail shoes were in the closet, my brown shorts with lots of pockets and a cutoff look came from God knows where, my by now patched up red dri-fit shirt came from the Nike store my daughter works at and is a good color so I can be seen 30' down a hillside in the brush, my $12 gloves were all the LBS had, ditto for my spiffy $25 Fox helmet that just happens to match my bike (hoora!), and finally my $18 Bell camel pack from Walmart is compact, holds plenty of fluid along with my pump and was something I needed in a hurry.

    So there you go, it all works at a spending level my wifey-pooh doesn't mind. That's the coordination I need.

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    Sorry I didn't read through the entire post so I'm probably repeating what others have said....

    If you want to, go for it However you may be the only one that notices. I will look at cool bikes & such on the trail, don't really care about the color matching.

    Personally, I make sure my socks DON'T match the rest of my apparel.

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    My bikes bikes are red, metallic orange, black, lime green, dark green, and light blue. I now have to buy HOW many helmets? I've been doing it wrong for too many years now. I wear my helmet until it breaks or I have to replace it after a crash.

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    Black helmet, black components, random color frame. I coordinate my shizzle like a boss.

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    I was actually a little disappointed that the full-face helmet, which fit me perfectly and was on sale at the LBS, happened to be red and black. Just like my bike. And just like my hydration pack, which also happens to be red and grey. And like my go-to riding shorts, also red.

    I didn't intend to be this color-coordinated. Just kind of worked out that way. Maybe I can find an old pair of Air Jordans to ride in, just to top the whole thing off.
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    After reading all these, I'm pricing a SixSixOne Recon in grey and white to match my bike.
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    I'll be honest, I love matching. All my motorcycle gear matches (black and white gear on my black and white bike). My mtb is black and red, and my pressure suit is black and green! Its driving me crazy, but its much too hot to wear a jersey over the top, and its uncomfortable not to wear a shirt under the suit. I just have to deal with it

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    I matched my helmet to the tires.

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    Jaroslav Kulhavy rides a matched set.

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    Woo hoo, I guess that closes this thread. Off to get a matching helmet....
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    When I first started biking I matched my helmet to my bike, but now I wear a jersey for the local bike team, I would prefer to match my helmet to my jersey.

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    I always buy a white helmet for visibility when I ride on the road.

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    It's easy when you just buy everything in black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F2a View Post
    It's easy when you just buy everything in black.
    Same train of thought. Plus it hides dirt.

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    Yup, my helmet matches both my bikes.

    And my life jacket matches my kayak, as does the cooler bag I bring out on the boat with me.

    And when I get around to buying a jersey and colder weather gear, it will also match my bikes. Luckily they both have a pretty similar color scheme, so what matches one will match the other.

    I don't specificly buy certain products for the colors, but if it's something I'm going to buy anyway, and the opportunity is there to make it match, then why not?

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    Only if you're a roadie would you match the 2!! Mountain bikers don't do that!!


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    It's when your wife or significant other buys you a new helmet and then you have to go look for a new bike to match... that's when you know your are hooked for life.
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