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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for a new helmet. I wear eye glasses. Does anyone know if a perticular helmet will work better with glasses? I always end up bending my glasses putting on and taking off my helmet. Is it any easier with a modular? Is there a perticular brand that works any better? I am just hoping some one may be able to shed some light on this.

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I'm looking for a new helmet. I wear eye glasses. Does anyone know if a perticular helmet will work better with glasses? I always end up bending my glasses putting on and taking off my helmet. Is it any easier with a modular? Is there a perticular brand that works any better? I am just hoping some one may be able to shed some light on this.

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I too wear glass's, I've torn up frame-less a few times, I presently (again) have (and get by with) wire-rim type, which are still in style. I wear a Full Face Helmet, put Helmet on, flip up the Visor to put glass's on / I remove glass's prior to Helmet removal.

I will be purshasing a New Helmet soon, so am interested in what your thread turns up.
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Any full face helmet that fits properly is going to get in the way of glasses. I ended up getting the "Flexon" type wire rim glasses. They bend to fit and don't stay "bent" when outside the helmet.

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Many makers have relief cuts in the interior padding to make putting glasses on/off easier and to avoid them from wobbling around as you ride.

My Shoei RF does this, and from what I was told all of Shoei's helmets do.

I have never heard or seen a full face helmet that you can take on or off with your glasses on...You have to follow Willians proceedure there.

"Some" flip type helmets can however do it, but seems it does matter on the glasses themselves.

My suggestion of course is to try on a few different helmets and see which works for you....as you should be doing this anyway glasses or not to make sure the helmet fits your head properly...

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I too wear glass's, I've torn up frame-less a few times, I presently (again) have (and get by with) wire-rim type, which are still in style. I wear a Full Face Helmet, put Helmet on, flip up the Visor to put glass's on / I remove glass's prior to Helmet removal.

I will be purshasing a New Helmet soon, so am interested in what your thread turns up.
tia


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I wear glasses and use a full face and follow the same procedure as you described here. I have recently switched to the "Flexon" half wire frames and haven't had any of the previous bending of the frames so far.

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Pricey, but the best....check Bell...Ive only had their Bell Super Magnum, but glasses went on great (3/4 shell). The modern design aviator style goggles too, have cutouts and venting for glasses (what I use). Mine are actual vintage RAF though.

http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Aviato.../dp/B008TTD4XE



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Pricey, but the best....check Bell...Ive only had their Bell Super Magnum, but glasses went on great (3/4 shell). The modern design aviator style goggles too, have cutouts and venting for glasses (what I use). Mine are actual vintage RAF though.

http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Aviato.../dp/B008TTD4XE
Cycle Gear has the new Shoei Neotec Modular in metallic finishes for just $596.69. How's that compare to the Bell?



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When i first got my bike i still wore my glasses. I started out with a modular helmet and had no problem putting on and taking off my helmet with my glasses on. Since i have started wearing contacts and pretty much wear any helmet i can get on my head.
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Cycle Gear has the new Shoei Neotec Modular in metallic finishes for just $596.69. How's that compare to the Bell?
Even though cant speak from experience, Shoei has always had a good rep, and has all approvals...I just always liked the Bells because you can always send em back to the factory to be refurbished (I got mine in 75, and I can send it back to get like new)...I kinda doubt ANY company besides them does that....most brain buckets are considered "disposable" after "x" amount of years...
Matter of fact, used Bells are in big demand, and can command a big buck just for that reason.



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Hey McNeuby:
I wear glasses and have used the HJC modular helmets for years. Just flip up the chin guard and spread the ears a little and it will set right down over your glasses without moving them. I use the Symax and the Symax II. It fits the shape of my head well. The older sy max tends to fog less in the cold , but the Symax II has an integral sun visor built in that is nice in bright sun.
I have wrecked with one of those helmets on, so I know they are good protection from impact and abrasion.
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