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    Rubberneck Goose
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    HUGE head in need of a HUGE full face helmet

    I have quite forcefully wedged my head into many a full face helmet without finding that perfect fit. I've tried specialized, THE, Giro, Fox (rampage), and no luck. My official hat size is between 7 5/8 to 7 7/8. I have a Fox XL helmet that I use for x-country purposes, but with my new 2010 Knolly delirium on the way (pre-ordered) I figure its time to man-up and get some better protection , any recomendations? I was considering POC, but can't find a way to try them on (no local dealers)... Any recomendations?

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    I am in the same boat as you with a large head. I tried almost every helmet (except for POC). Only a Giro Remedy and TLD fit. The TLD (XL-XXL) was the most comfortable and of course, the most expensive.

    Eric

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    I wear an XL and my old 661 was the best fit. I have an XL Fox rampage right now, but it's pretty tight in the "jaw area". So my vote would be to go try on some 661's.

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    I have a 7 and 3/4ths head size and Giro remedy fits me. You can play with the eXtra pads to better fit your watermelon of a head

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    my hat size ranges around 7 3/4 and i had the hardest time finding a helmet. the Troy Lee Designs SE2 fit my head, but i tried on a FOX V1 and that fit a little more snug and it was about half as $ as the TLD helmet, but both are Snell DOT, i couldnt find a regular "bike" helmet full face that fit, they were not wide enough at the crown of my noggin,
    quik edit, all of the helmets i tried on were size XL or L/XL
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    That's a beautiful helmet. Thanks so much for your suggestions!

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    Ooops, my wife was logged in.Yeah thanks for your suggestions. Its nice to realize i'm not the only one with a mucho grande noggin. I need to find a way to get enough money to buy a Troy Lee Designs. They are sexy!

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    ahhhh threads like this always make me think back to the good ol YetiDHer helmet size threads.....ahhh the memories.

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    I have the same problem. After an exhaustive search, I was unable to find an MTB helmet large enough. I ended up getting a dirt bike helmet, which I was able to get in XXXL. Check into the Vega Viper or something similar.

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    I posted for exactly the same info a couple of weeks ago.

    Nothing fitted apart from XXL MX helmets, L Giro Remedy and XL TLD

    I went for the Remedy gives the most room for least weight & cash!
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    Yeah, you'll most likely have to go the MX route. Several companies make XXL. The most comfortable helmet I've ever tried on was a Shoei. And the XL was roomier than most. Unfortunately they come at a hefty price. But Shoei and Arai have consistently been the highest safety-rated helmets for MX.

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    Eric, any idea what your hat size or head circumfrence is. I'm pretty intersted in the TLD helmets.

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    I'm a 7 5/8 as well and I have both the Remedy (L) and the D2 (XL/XXL). Remedy is roomier, but the D2 is much lighter and has a smaller circumference, and doesn't give me the bobble head feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Funk
    Yeah, you'll most likely have to go the MX route. Several companies make XXL. The most comfortable helmet I've ever tried on was a Shoei. And the XL was roomier than most. Unfortunately they come at a hefty price. But Shoei and Arai have consistently been the highest safety-rated helmets for MX.
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    I'd go with a MX helmet personally. I currently have a TLD D2, but the liner is toast after a minor impact. I bought an XL Fox V3 to fit my 62 cm head, but it looks like I'll have to re-sell it, as my jaw is too wide for the chinbar. Otherwise this is a really nice helmet (I'll let it go for $120 if anyone wants it )

    I tried on a Shoei, they are a little heavier than the Fox, but in another league as far as quality. Fit and venting are great. msrp is $550 but they are on sale on ebay for $310 with free shipping for XL and XXL sizes right now. I'm going to pick one up as soon as finances allow.

    The Thor Force is a great value, they're on ebay for $69, down from $279. I think the Force is as nice as the Fox V3 but weighs a little more, not sure about the venting.

    If you're going to hit your head hard, the Shoei is going to be the helmet to have on, IMO.

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    Goose,

    My mellon is 61.5cm measured just above the eyebrows.
    One thing I forgot to mention was that some other helmets did fit but had some really uncomfortable pressure points. Both the Giro Remedy and TLD D2 did not have pressure points.

    Eric

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