Q What lids will stop my bijou bonce looking ridiculous?
I’ve been trying on helmets and even the ones in XS size look massive on me. How can I find something that won’t make me look stupid? Rafael Lester, Hadleigh, Essex
Answered by Tony Hoare, MCN Consumer Editor A helmet’s outer size and inner size don’t always relate well because some helmets, especially cheaper ones, only come in one or two shell sizes and then the fit is adjusted with thicker or thinner padding. It’s because each individual shell size has to be safety tested separately, adding cost. Look in the specification for helmets that come in three or four shell sizes. Then there should be a dedicated shell for extra small and small heads, meaning you won’t have to wear a helmet that’s big enough for a 6ft 5in bloke but with three feet of foam lining. Alternatively, brands such as HJC make a dedicated model (the CLY) for smaller heads.