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Old 01-05-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
Charla OP
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Need help with Trials Helmets

I wish I could just walk into a store and try on a bunch of different models but since that's not going to happen I'm turning to you guys for help.

I normally wear an XL Shoei, dirt or dual sport helmet and sometimes an XXL in other brands and I ordered a Shiro Trials helmet in XL. This particular helmet seems to be extremely round, and while there is space over my ears it is way too tight front to back.

I'm willing to spend the extra money on a helmet that is comfortable but I don't want to order a different helmet and have the same problem.

I've found Shoei helmets to be very comfortable for me but I'm not sure if they use the same shaping in their trials line. Are there any "Shoei Heads" out there that have tried them?

Anyone else know of a brand that is more oval than round?

Any help is appreciated, thanks.














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Old 01-05-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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I wish I could just walk into a store and try on a bunch of different models but since that's not going to happen I'm turning to you guys for help.

I normally wear an XL Shoei, dirt or dual sport helmet and sometimes an XXL in other brands and I ordered a Shiro Trials helmet in XL. This particular helmet seems to be extremely round, and while there is space over my ears it is way too tight front to back.

I'm willing to spend the extra money on a helmet that is comfortable but I don't want to order a different helmet and have the same problem.

I've found Shoei helmets to be very comfortable for me but I'm not sure if they use the same shaping in their trials line. Are there any "Shoei Heads" out there that have tried them?

Anyone else know of a brand that is more oval than round?

Any help is appreciated, thanks.














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Call Mandy at Lewisport. She is good about telling you how the different helmets fit.

Also, if the Shiro is just off a little, you can remove a little of the styrofoam lining to get it to fit better.
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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Try looking at the XCiting helmet line. They don't have that bulbous "round" look you are referring to. You can find them here-

https://secure.rypusa.com/catpage.cfm?cat_selected=77

NAU helmets look similar. Check them out, see what you think.






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Old 01-05-2011, 08:00 PM   #4
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I had a Shoei street helmet years ago. Fit pretty good.
My melon is more squished then round. Lucky enough there is a shop in Phoenix that has a large selection of trials helmets (and another shop that has a great selection of other bike helmets, but that is for another time). I tried a bunch and they were all for bowling ball heads. The only one that was a good fit is the Hebo. Dang that thing is comfy. I could wear it all day. Come to think of it, I have.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #5
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Try looking at the XCiting helmet line. They don't have that bulbous "round" look you are referring to. You can find them here-

https://secure.rypusa.com/catpage.cfm?cat_selected=77

NAU helmets look similar. Check them out, see what you think.






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Old 01-05-2011, 09:34 PM   #6
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:01 AM   #7
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Wow! I was expecting more from you than that! You feeling friendly tonight or what?!?

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Old 01-06-2011, 09:20 AM   #8
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I had a Shoei street helmet years ago. Fit pretty good.
My melon is more squished then round. Lucky enough there is a shop in Phoenix that has a large selection of trials helmets (and another shop that has a great selection of other bike helmets, but that is for another time). I tried a bunch and they were all for bowling ball heads. The only one that was a good fit is the Hebo. Dang that thing is comfy. I could wear it all day. Come to think of it, I have.
Thank you for that info!

Bill at Balance Trials called over to Lewisport for me to ask about the Shoei helmet and apparently they are no longer dealing with Shoei or Arai on their trials lines, so I'll put the Hebo on my list to try.

We went ahead and reordered the Shiro in an XXL but I'm not convinced that it will be much better.

What a pain in the butt this is turning out to be.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:49 AM   #9
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Had the same experience Charla. I wear an xl arai xd3 and have tried everything they had at the trials training center. Nothing has fit yet, so I'm still looking too. Hope to hear that you have success.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:01 PM   #10
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Hello everyone...My name is Joel and I too have a XL Shoei head.


























I'm looking at trials helmets as well.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:29 PM   #11
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Hello everyone...My name is Joel and I too have a XL Shoei head.



I'm looking at trials helmets as well.
Shouldn't you be shopping for a bike first Joel?
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:47 PM   #12
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This is research. Safety first or third which ever one you chose.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:53 AM   #13
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I have a long oval XL Shoei hed.

Mandy sent me an XXL Shiro, which was MUCH too "round" for me nugget at first.

Five minutes with the round handle-end of a screwdriver fixt that, I just smunched up the styrofoam in the forehead part of the Shiro, and it fit perfectly. I've had to do this on many helmets in the past, with no ill-effect, as far as I can tell......hell, I've been having to do it for 35 years or so.

(no comment needed from the safety police, I do what I have to do)
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:57 AM   #14
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I have a long oval XL Shoei hed.

Mandy sent me an XXL Shiro, which was MUCH too "round" for me nugget at first.

Five minutes with the round handle-end of a screwdriver fixt that, I just smunched up the styrofoam in the forehead part of the Shiro, and it fit perfectly. I've had to do this on many helmets in the past, with no ill-effect, as far as I can tell......hell, I've been having to do it for 35 years or so.

(no comment needed from the safety police, I do what I have to do)
I've used that trick on my Scorpion street helmet and it greatly improved the comfort. Thanks for the reminder.

Did the fabric of the liner eventually wear in and get softer? I'm not too impressed with the course fabric that they've used but Ben swears it will soften up.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:10 AM   #15
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Hi, I'm Chris, and I have an Arai-shaped head.

Nothing else fits except the old Bieffe trials helmet, and they're made from unobtanium. For the last several years I've been using an Arai dirt helmet with the removable chin bar removed. Don't know if you can still get them. Arai does make a trials helmet, the Penta, that Lewisport carried briefly. I don't know if they can get them or if anybody stateside can, but that'll be the first place I'll look when I start searching for a replacement.
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