Headrest on 'Bent. Which Helmet?

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Headrest on 'Bent. Which Helmet?

Postby Billius » Thu Jun 21, 2007 23:09 pm

Just picked up my new Grasshopper. (pictures soon).
Cycling from Holborn to Waterloo - found my head position uncomfortable - the back of my posh specialized helmet sticks out a fair bit so pushes my head forward if I tilt my head back into headrest.

Of course I could get rid of the headrest - then I wouldn't have this problem - but seems a shame - as it is nice to relax once in a while.

I was thinking an alternative would be a helmet with a relatively thin/ not-protuding / flush rear.

Anyone else encountered this sort of issue and have advice?

Ta. Bill

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Postby Cunobelin » Fri Jun 22, 2007 06:31 am

Headrest is a misnomer!

It isn't!

The trick is to place the rest in the "crook" of the neck below the helmet so that the back of the neckis supported beneath the helmet.

That is the most comfortable and efficient way of dealing with this problem

I use a headrest and a Decibel.

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