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    Helmets for People with Big Heads

    I have an unusually big head, lol. Everytime I try on a L or XL it fits but is usually too tight around my temples and the pressure on my temples give me a headache. XXL's are way too big.

    Any advice?

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    my wife says i'm "cabezon." she's right.

    i've had great luck with Bell line helmets. Giros will run tighter.

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    My head is large front to back and I've found the opposite of jct. Bells are tight on my forehead but Giros in the l/xl size fit. The Giro Remedy l/xl is the only ff I've found that fits comfortably.

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    I tried on a few Giro's and found them tight around my temples.

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    Check this thread out, lots of suggestions as far as helmet goes:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/apparel-prote...fo-736355.html

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    i've found even withi a brand things can be off. the poc trabec medium fits me perfect so i ordered a pizzpot in medium and it was too small front to back. damn. try before you buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by me7h0d View Post
    I tried on a few Giro's and found them tight around my temples.
    Fathead!

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    My old bell fit well, and so does my current cannondale helmet. Both are XL's. My cranium is massive.
    '95 M2 StumpJumper FS
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    I suggest that you do what I did---keep visiting bike shops and trying on different brands/models of helmets until you find something that's comfortable. That's what I did and eventually settled on a Fox Flux in size L/XL. I absolutely love it.

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    Hmmm, I respectfully disagree, most bike shops don't carry off sizes (i.e., XL and above). Internet shopping is the way to go. Try the Bell Triton.

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    Family of big heads. I run a 7 7/8th in a fitted ball cap.

    We did ok with the Bell Alchera, a road helmet.

    As we ruin them we're switching over to the Giro Hex, which is a more mountain helmet.

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