OT: MIPS helmet for long hair?

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Leslie

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Jul 13, 2021, 9:24:39 PMJul 13
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As my hair grew out during quarantine, my otherwise awesome Giro
Synthe MIPS helmet has been catching on my hair and tearing it out of
my scalp! Any recommendations for a helmet that's relatively
lightweight, MIPS (or some other high safety equivalent), and doesn't
enjoy scalping people?

Thanks!
Leslie

Bret Lobree

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Jul 13, 2021, 11:02:31 PMJul 13
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Not sure if this helps or messes with MIPS, but my 11 yo daughter wears a cycling cap to protect her braids  from her helmet when she rides. 

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Aaron Chen

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Jul 14, 2021, 12:39:46 AMJul 14
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I too wear a cycling cap with my long covid hair. 



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Ben Kochie

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Jul 14, 2021, 4:49:55 AMJul 14
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Huh, I've not heard of that issue with MIPS helmets.  But I usually have my hair tied back.

I've never had an issue with normal Giro or Lazer helmets.

Lorri Lee Lown -- Savvy Bike

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Jul 14, 2021, 11:28:36 AMJul 14
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Hey Leslie!  It's definitely an issue.  I put one tiny piece of rocktape on each of the yellow MIPS buttons.  No more torn hair.  I actually learned this from one of my bike fit clients.  Genius!

Lorri

Scott Crosby

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Jul 16, 2021, 12:52:25 AMJul 16
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what does Padgett do? he has the most impressive pandemic mane of all.

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Dan Padgett

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Jul 16, 2021, 1:27:44 AMJul 16
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Haha!  My helmet is too old / cheap to have mips so I don’t have that issue. 

Patrick Kitto

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Jul 16, 2021, 7:19:28 PMJul 16
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I’ve been having success with cycling caps. But I always wore a cap pre-CaronAfro



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