Sorry if the title was confusing…but I’m stuck and could use some advice! I flew over my handlebars and got a concussion and broken collar bone about 15 years ago. I was stupid and didn’t have a helmet on at the time. I’m older and hopefully wiser now!
I’m tall and have a big head…roughly 63cm so I’m at the cut off of alot of brands large size. A Large Trek helmet won’t fit, but a Large Specialized seems to. My current helmet is a relatively cheap Giro with MIPS and it’s comfortable but not well ventilated and I definitely have that mushroom look going for me. I’m leaning towards a new Specialized helmet along with an ANGi sensor for a little more piece of mind.
I can get an XL Specialized Align with MIPS for $60, but that’s not included in the Virginia Tech listing. A Prevail II is alot more money, but tested very well (5 stars) but that’s like $275. Knowing options are relatively limited in the size I need, do you think it’s worth spending alot more for a helmet that tested well for safety vs one that’s still safe (MIPS) but not tested?