• 07-10-2011
    NC-Biker
    BIG headed Helmets and Womens Helmets
    Need a helmet for my big head. When I wear fitted hats,I wear a 7 3/4,so it comes to the 62cm mark.Been looking at the Xen/Xar,anybody have any others I should look at? Also,need one for my wife,what do you recommend? Neither of us do hardcore riding,she mainly travels paths,roads,gravel,dirt,etc.I on the other hand,have been known to go off the beat and path on occasion.Thanks
  • 07-13-2011
    jaycee74
    My head is pretty big and i use a Giro - venti . got it for $40 bucks it works fine for me :thumbsup:
  • 07-13-2011
    rodeoj
    I have a huge head, and just wear an NFL approved football helmet, then people know I mean business... it gets you all kinds of right of way on trails. :)
  • 07-13-2011
    Moozh
    I had difficulty finding a lid that would fit me well. Big head, big hair. I settled on a skate lid style that sits low on the head that is both comfortable to wear and visually pleasing. The Bern Brentwood in XXXL is what I wear, it's good up to 64cm and just fits me perfectly. It is not as well vented as some bicycle specific lids tho so can be warm, so heads up on that trait if its a concern.
  • 07-13-2011
    NC-Biker
    Thanks guys.
  • 07-18-2011
    King Luis
    how about full face helmets for large heads?
  • 07-18-2011
    brainbckt
    Bell Triton is another option.

    Re: Full Face, I have yet to find an MTB helmet that fits, so I bought a Vega dirt bike helmet.
  • 07-18-2011
    hanklr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NC-Biker View Post
    Need a helmet for my big head. When I wear fitted hats,I wear a 7 3/4,so it comes to the 62cm mark.Been looking at the Xen/Xar,anybody have any others I should look at? Also,need one for my wife,what do you recommend? Neither of us do hardcore riding,she mainly travels paths,roads,gravel,dirt,etc.I on the other hand,have been known to go off the beat and path on occasion.Thanks

    I have a fox flux and poc trabec race. Both fit my big head great. After receiving the poc, haven't worn the flux much. I posted pics a while back, do a search in this forum.
  • 07-18-2011
    crump582
    I have the same size head as you... we are the reason most hats say "one size fits most" and the XL Fox Flux fits me great.

    I had a Giro Venti and this Fox is SO much better. Looks a LOT better and feels liek I'm more protected... especially in the back.
  • 07-18-2011
    Magnum626
    My noggin is slightly bigger at maybe 63 or 64 and I have a lot hair on there. My fox flux in xl and 661 recon xl fits well. I just ordered a 661 full face flight II on chainlove in xxl, hopefully it fits. I'll give an update once I get it.
  • 08-12-2011
    bellsouth
    Does any helmet doesn't make your face look fat? LOL i know.
  • 10-02-2012
    DragonMTB
    I also have huge melon, my motorcycle helmets are 3XL so I ended up with Giro Venti also but since I am going to be riding some trails I am thinking about getting a full face helmet....what do you all think about Demon Podium Helmet? Their XL is 61-64 cm, I measured my head and it shows 62cm so it may work but sure like to go test one out locally to make sure.....
  • 10-03-2012
    DragonMTB
    Though my head measured 62cm 64cm size helmet will not fit therefore unless the helmet size shows 65cm it will not work for me. I am thinking about Fox Transition helmet but its only 62cm so it will not work for me.
  • 10-03-2012
    ronyc
    Try the Giro Feature. When I was looking for a helmet, the fox flux, 661, Xar or Xen, all did not fit. Then took a chance on the feature. It also provides better coverage in the back and side of the the head.
  • 10-03-2012
    DragonMTB
    I have to go try Giro Feature then.....their largest size is 63cm so I don't know if it will fit my melon.....???? Every helmet with 63cm size will not work for me, but I hope this one will because I like the coverage on this helmet so I am going to go try this helmet out if I find one in town....thanks!
  • 10-03-2012
    ronyc
    Yup listed as 63cm but for some reason it fits my large noggin. My head actually fits inside the helmet as opposed to others that just sit on top of my head. If you can't find it at your lbs, there are sites that offer free returns. I have also seen the feature for as low as $50. Hope this helps.
  • 10-03-2012
    DragonMTB
    Thanks....I will definitely make my way to a bike shop after calling around to go test one out and look online for lowest price with FREE shipping.....oh yea!
  • 10-03-2012
    lazymuf
    can try MET...got em for my big head
  • 10-03-2012
    DragonMTB
    MET Veleno is the only one with 64cm size......which is very similar to Giro Venti.....I am looking for more protection coverage (lower on the back and side) like Fox Flux or Feature or Fox Transition type helmets....but thanks!
  • 10-03-2012
    DragonMTB
    Went to lbs and tried out Fox Transition helmet, I was able to fit into it however the helmet sits too high on my head, it doesn't look right. Also tried Bell (can't remember the name of the model) and sits too high also, tried few Giro models and no go......Venti is the only one that fits right for me so far.

    I love the looks of Fox Flux & Transition helmets but too bad they don't fit right..... :-(
  • 10-04-2012
    kennyliftit
    Giro Venti
    Bubble wrap or cheesecake foam? Just kidding. Giro Venti fits my huge head perfectly. Picked it up on amazon for 35$ shipped.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jaycee74 View Post
    My head is pretty big and i use a Giro - venti . got it for $40 bucks it works fine for me :thumbsup:

  • 10-04-2012
    DragonMTB
    Venti is good for Urban cruising, I need something with a bit more protection but not a full face but more like Fox Flux so if anyone knows of a model please let me know........thanks!
  • 10-05-2012
    XSportsProtective
    You can also see a list of some big helmet choices in this thread...
    http://forums.mtbr.com/apparel-prote...nt-752662.html
  • 10-05-2012
    DragonMTB
    Thanks....

    I like to have coverage on the back like this picture........so far 63cm helmets are smaller shell which will not fit my melon so must be 64-65cm helmet...I think that where the shell size is different. Motorcycle helmets have 3 different shells, S-M, L-XL, 2XL-3XL......if manufacturer cut down the form material and not go with the larger size shell then rider is getting less of protection if/when the accident occur....that's why some of the larger helmets don't meet DOT or Snell standard...they try to cut corners....bad deal for riders.
  • 10-05-2012
    DragonMTB
    Sorry, I am unable to include pic since I am under 10 posts...
  • 10-05-2012
    DragonMTB
    Here is my 9th post...but got to wait 30 seconds to post my 9th post.....:madman:
  • 10-05-2012
    DragonMTB
    Ok, my 10th post then I can add the picture....whew!!!!
  • 10-05-2012
    DragonMTB
    Here is the picture of coverage on the back of the helmet that I like to have but 63cm will not work for my melon so I am still looking for one with bigger shell.....

    https://dangsr.com/images/bicycle/giro1.jpg
  • 10-14-2012
    DragonMTB
    Smith Optics Transport XL 63-67cm
    Has anyone used this helmet? I am sure this helmet will work well for DH or XC rides......protects as good if don't feel like wearing FF helmet...:thumbsup:

    Smith Products | SmithOptics.com