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    Phony helmet weight stickers

    Did anybody ever notice how inaccurate the Giro helmets weight claims were?
    Just bought an E2 and a Xen and put them on the digital scale for fun.

    E2 sticker says 290g. Actual weight is 342g.
    Xen sticker says 336g. Actual weight is 321g.

    Go figure.

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    No way. false advertised weight claims? Whats next, people cheating in the TDF?

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    Helmet stickers are generally quite accurate in my experiance.
    www.yourtrails.net/weights/ - Kick ass weights listing
    racing.thylacinecycles.com - Racing silliness

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    If every manufacturer clearly stated actual weights of cycling products, what would we talk about on this forum?

    I think you should 'tune' the helmets by carving away foam with a kitchen knife. Sure, you'll lose some stiffness, but I've learned from this forum that stiffness does not matter.

    Wow- I just had a flashback! When I was a poor engineering student, I wanted a fancy new helmet with lots of vents, just like all the cool kids. I looked at the Bell helmets and realized that they used the same foam core on the cheap helmet and the high-end helmet. But, the plastic shell of the cheap helmet was missing some vent holes. Of course, I bought the cheap one and spent the next 4 hours opening the vent holes with an X-Acto knife. So, I guess I'm guilty of helmet tuning. I also tuned my car racing helmet by removing the visor ratcheting system and using aluminum bolts...

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    Also remember that the claimed weight might not necessarily be for the size of helmet that you bought. I know of several outdoors shops that give the claimed weight in a set size, usually a smaller one so stuff looks lighter Possible that the claimed weight is for a small/med helmet, and if you have a larger one, hence the weight difference.

    Definatly quite likely tho that the manufacturer is shaving some weight in the claim tho...

    Tim

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    Or their claimed weight is for the bare helmet, no visor, no straps!

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