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    Choosing a Helmet

    I'm not having much luck with searching for tips on how to choose a helmet.
    I'll be using it for MUPs- paved and unpaved.
    No hard core shredding on my menu for a while yet.
    I am woman hear me roar (meow).
    Any advice greatly appreciated.
    Off to get my Pumpkin! =)

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    Try on as many as you can and find one that is comfortable to you. Everything else is secondary to that. Each brand fits differently and they all provide the same level of protection.

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    try some on. purchase the one that fits best.

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    In the nutshell helmets are the same when it comes to safety. The more premiums model offers better padding, vents, and most important design/color choices. Entry level are just as safe but usually limited to some plain or obnoxious color.

    Another good design to try is giro xen type helmet. It cover the
    Back od the head more. Giro hex is an entry level of the same design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885

    Another good design to try is giro xen type helmet. It cover the
    Back od the head more. Giro hex is an entry level of the same design.
    you could say the hex is entry, the xen is mid, and the xar is premium.

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    As others has written; first you've got to find one or more models that are comfortable. Second, you'd want to look for:

    - In-mold micro-shell (if the micro-shell is loose, moves when pressed and is held on with tape, then it's not the in-mold type)
    - Dial-fit system (look for a dial that's easy to adjust but doesn't loosen on it's own)
    - Easy adjusting cam-lock strap clips under the ears (far easier to get the straps right with)

    Personally, if you're in the USA, I'd start by looking at Wal-Mart to see what they have available from Bell and Schwinn (Pacific Cycle).

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    Thanks for the tips everyone!
    Are there any brands which I should not even give the time of day to?

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