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What is the lowest profile helmet in a faired bike

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    Posted: 21 February 2019 at 11:38am
Title says it all really. Looking to get as much head room in the Great White as I can. So what make and model are best?

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My kask bambino is tight at the sides and top but has an aero lump at the back which wouldn't help...
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Thanks Russell. The Great white does have a headrest but there is loads of room in the tail of the head fairing, it's the height mostly and width that's the issue.

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The Kask Protone has been suggested. Anyone any experience of that one?
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What about a helmet used in rugby, would that be allowed ?.
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No unfortunately. It has to carry the correct test label under the terms of the clubs insurance policy.

I could get an old track leather hairnet but it would not be legal for our races.

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Originally posted by AlanGoodman AlanGoodman wrote:

Silly money, but this looks tiny:

Thanks Alan. I don't think that helmet is as small as it looks though as I've seen photos where it looks huge and it weighs more than twice as much as a Kask Mojito.

Ventilation issues are also mentioned in reviews.

The Fend folding helmet looks like it might be a better size though,



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Originally posted by RoyMacdonald RoyMacdonald wrote:

No unfortunately. It has to carry the correct test label under the terms of the clubs insurance policy.

I could get an old track leather hairnet but it would not be legal for our races.

Roy

Unless the rules have changed in fully faired a leather hairnet is fine, it was only the worlds that was strict for some reason!

From the "Rules"

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All riders must wear (on your head) a helmet approved by a recognised national standards authority (e.g. Snell, ANSI, TUV, etc.) The sole exception to this rule in in the case of a faired machine where the rider's head is enclosed, in which case any helmet designed to protect the head (such as a leather "hairnet" type helmet) may be used.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AlanGoodman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2019 at 5:29pm
Correct - For the World Championships we had to work to WHPVA rules.

BHPC rules currently allow hairnets in fully faired machines.
Whether it would do you any good at all in an accident is of course questionable but no currently available cycle helmet has ever been designed to protect you from a 40MPH impact...

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