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Topic: Any recommendations for road bike helmets?

Posted on: 7th Nov 2012 12:37 AM    Quote and Reply


chainreactioncycle is having helmet sale.. good buy

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Posted on: 7th Nov 2012 3:53 AM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by pillow1994: I dunno, aero helmet seems very stuffy and give ppl expectations that you are pro....... Better to look noob and then overtake some act pro one....... Jokes aside, I feel aero helmet abit on the less important side. Not like it's gonna save like alot of time. I rather save the "aero" money and go for other stuff like wheels......"

You may be aware that the same literate also mentioned value for money buying aero helmet instead of aero wheels wheels (same scenario as bicycle bell instead of helmet - the cheaper item better value for money).

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Posted on: 7th Nov 2012 3:58 AM    Quote and Reply


Anyone with knowledge how much help the aero helmet can improve average/maximum speed cycling with the road junctions/traffic around here? I am musing if 40km/H can become 42km/H with the road junctions, slip roads, traffic, here.

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Posted on: 9th Nov 2012 2:14 PM    Quote and Reply


Anybody think they will be interested or if there will be a market for invisible helmets?
http://www.hovding.com

Looking to get it into Singapore to sell on my site http://www.rsociety.com. 

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Posted on: 9th Nov 2012 4:00 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by rbc1891: Anyone with knowledge how much help the aero helmet can improve average/maximum speed cycling with the road junctions/traffic around here? I am musing if 40km/H can become 42km/H with the road junctions, slip roads, traffic, here."


there's two parts of answers for your question..

1) aero helmet vs normal helmet

2) and junction / traffic.


for 1) aero vs road helmet, time saved is 30-60 seconds for every hour of riding.

  • Sprint triathlons – 15-30 seconds

  • Olympic distance triathlons – 30-60 seconds

  • Half Ironman Distance triathlons – 1.5 to 2.5 minutes

  • Ironman Distance triathlons – 3-5 minutes


http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=2180


2) above data is from race or continuous riding.
with traffic/junction... we have not seen anyone with aero helmet in town yet.
unless rider is someone like yourself seasoned pro.
may be you should start first... aerohelmet and bell on aero bars..

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Posted on: 9th Nov 2012 4:01 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by Brenda_Lights: Anybody think they will be interested or if there will be a market for invisible helmets?
http://www.hovding.com

Looking to get it into Singapore to sell on my site http://www.rsociety.com. ";


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Posted on: 10th Nov 2012 9:55 AM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by kmax:
may be you should start first... aerohelmet and bell on aero bars..

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I think you mean Bell aerohelmet and aero bars

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Posted on: 10th Nov 2012 11:07 AM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by nolight:
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"Formerly posted by kmax:
may be you should start first... aerohelmet and bell on aero bars..

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I think you mean Bell aerohelmet and aero bars "


well, if u hear "tink tink" and then see a dood on aerobars and helmet, you know who........
btw, i tried putting whistles on my wheels before....... took them down due to annoyance though....... 


Paved Road + Lush nature = Time to cycle......



Swag if you want to die, helmet if you still want to live......
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Posted on: 10th Nov 2012 5:13 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by kmax:
Quote:
"Formerly posted by rbc1891: Anyone with knowledge how much help the aero helmet can improve average/maximum speed cycling with the road junctions/traffic around here? I am musing if 40km/H can become 42km/H with the road junctions, slip roads, traffic, here."


there's two parts of answers for your question..

1) aero helmet vs normal helmet

2) and junction / traffic.


for 1) aero vs road helmet, time saved is 30-60 seconds for every hour of riding.

  • Sprint triathlons – 15-30 seconds

  • Olympic distance triathlons – 30-60 seconds

  • Half Ironman Distance triathlons – 1.5 to 2.5 minutes

  • Ironman Distance triathlons – 3-5 minutes


http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=2180


2) above data is from race or continuous riding.
with traffic/junction... we have not seen anyone with aero helmet in town yet.
unless rider is someone like yourself seasoned pro.
may be you should start first... aerohelmet and bell on aero bars..

"

Many thanks for sharing with us. But I am not seasoned pro (salt, spices...added). Ventilation in our climate/weather need to be considered. May get fever before the end of the trip/race?

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Posted on: 12th Nov 2012 3:36 PM    Quote and Reply


Personally feel Giro Indicator is the most value for money, got it from Bike Link Trading at Yishun.


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