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    What's the best helmet for commuting?

    I am looking for a lightweight, well ventilated helmet that is also cool-looking.
    [For my in-town rides].

    I considered skateboard style helmets for their look (e.g, Nutcase, Giro Surface) but those are heavy and poorly ventilated, so now I am looking for inspiration...

    Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks...

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    They all look dorky.

    Just wear a basic racing-style helmet. It doesn't say, "I'm trying really hard to look cool" and it's well-vented.
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    Fox Flux...not the lightest, but good coverage & I like it.

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    any helmet is better than no helmet. If you need to look cool, do your hair, walk your bike, and carry a helmet.

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    Not the coolest looking helmet, but I use the Bell Metropolis. It's more built up than my other helmets and withstands the abuse of me using it and throwing it around everyday, has a loop on the back to attach a blinky light too and also has rain cover and winter vent block options available to it.

    I've never bought the vents blocks or rain cover, but it sounds like a clever idea.

    For style points/ridiculous ventilation (19 vents I believe) I wear a Bell Sweep as my racing helmet.
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    Any helmet that fits your head.

    ... says the guy who went through 5 bike shops and a few general sports stores to find ONE helmet that was comfortable to wear ...

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Another for the Fox Flux. Yes, not the lightest, but then again it doesn't feel like you have a dictionary on your head or anything. As long as it fits you well, and you have the straps adjusted properly, it's all good.

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    Check out UVEX They have Screen in front of helmet.
    For the Buggy ride home at Dusk
    http://us.uvex-sports.com/cycling/pr...ark+silver-red

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    Any helmet that fits your head.

    ... says the guy who went through 5 bike shops and a few general sports stores to find ONE helmet that was comfortable to wear ...
    What this guy said

    damn.. I have to do that again, too.
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    I don't own one but the Lazer Urbanize looks pretty slick.

    http://www.lazerhelmets.com/en/cycli...s/urbanize.php

    The ventiltion looks minimal though - good cold / dark weather helmet option.

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    The best helmet I've had is a Specialize SWorks helmet. It's the only helmet I've ever worn that I forget that I'm wearing it, on or off the bike. And that's not even talking about the ventilation - the only time I've "really" wanted to take off my helmet because of the heat is when I just got done biking hard, it's hot and summer, and now I'm stopped (no airflow).

    The thing that doesn't make it the best is it's price - I got it at somewhere $125, and that was on 2 year old discount. I think the original price is like $230 or something. :-(

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    Thanks everyone for chiming in.

    I shopped around and tested many helmets, money no bar . The one I found exceptionally comfortable was LAS Istrion. I just couldn't believe how much I enjoyed wearing it.

    Ride on...

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    This http://www.trialtir-usa.com/trialtir...istrion-mp.htm ?

    Not exactly cheap but if it is that comfortable for you ... Congratulations!!!

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    This http://www.trialtir-usa.com/trialtir...istrion-mp.htm ?

    Not exactly cheap but if it is that comfortable for you ... Congratulations!!!

    First, thanks...

    Second, you can find them heavily discounted ($117). I guess a switch is colors between 2010 and 2011...

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/2...Processed=true

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