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Which helmet?
Giro Atmos
75%
 75%  [ 15 ]
Bell Sweep
25%
 25%  [ 5 ]
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Richard
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:58 pm    Post subject: Which helmet - Giro Atmos or Bell Sweep? Reply with quote

For as long as I can remember (11 years at least) I've always worn white Giro helmet and white Oakleys (Mumbos or M frames).
Now I've currently got a Giro Pneumo but after 2 years of moderate to heavy use I reckon it's time to upgrade, but what to?
Logic dictates the Atmos but I am swayed by the looks of the Bell Sweep. Looks similar, looks 'racey' but is it much cop?
At the moment the Sweep is winning because of cost (wiggle knocking them out for 72) but would I be better off just paying that bit more and sticking with what I know?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you always this indecisive? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJ wrote:
Are you always this indecisive? Very Happy


nope just seeing if I could use VR for it's potential as a knowledge repository on bike helmets - being serious for once !
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Giro and Bell use the same basic head measurements.

So for you its down purely how bling it looks.


As I have not sense of fashion or style I won't comment any further Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bell and giro pretty much made by the same people.

They are in the same order catalogue.

Bell sweep for me in white and silver, bit cheaper really cool and a bit different. I've got one and think its cool
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might get a sweep for next season. I got a ghisallo and its a nice lid, the sweep being next one up.

Also the new Met Strad looks pretty good.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a Giro. You can be cool, like me.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used a Bell Sweep for the last two seasons after upgrading from a Pnuemo. Great helmet, easiest to adjust I've ever owned, although at first I felt it was over ventilated. Also a bit less Chavy than Giro these days with Tranter using one Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you wear a helmet - square Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither fit me. I vote Specialized.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Atmos doesnt fit the same as the Pneumo. The sweep is more like the pneumo in fit.

The bell sweep is comfy and the roc-loc type system is IMO better than the Giro one.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you look out on ebay you could prob pick up a new atmos for about 100. I am on my second atmos (crash replacement for 50) and am very pleased with it, although they are very popular / common.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maraner161 wrote:
although they are very popular / common.


Catlike Whisper then Smile They are like rocking horse **** - even we struggle to get them...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks guys for all the positive replies, keep 'em coming
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and Richard, the new Atmos is only 100 retail now.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe Ribble are selling the Atmos for 79.99 at the moment.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:42 am    Post subject: Safety first... Reply with quote

Having watched some of the Fly6 videos, I have become very focused on safety. EN1078 certified lids are really not that special. ATSM is the next best level. I ride with Specialized lids as they are Snell B90/95 certified - Bell and Gyro opted out of this standard as it was too hard to achieve.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bell Sweep is reallly comfortable.I love it <3
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