Limar F111 Helmets

DESCRIPTION

Remember that name! Limar has managed to fit an Ultra-Protective helmet around 37 Super Cooling vents. And not only does Limar take Airflow to extremes, but they do it in a stunning looking, low-profile design guaranteed to make heads turn. It comes decked out with the Coolmax® Super Soft size system which makes obtaining the perfect fit a breeze. The only cycling helmet in the world with 37 vents, it is definitely the coolest helmet you’ll ever strap on your head. - 37 Vapor-flow vents - Removable Front Visor w/ Polycarbonate Reinforced Mold Construction - Backshell reinforcement for mastoid protection

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 09, 2005]
Anonymous
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Good fit, robust shell, nice looks.

Weakness:

Poor retention system design. Cooling inefficient.

I wanted a new, robust helmet that would allow good visibility when riding in the drops. The F111 (Mod. 2002) seemed to fit the bill, and it was on sale at Performance. The shell of the helmet is well made, and the thin, polycarbonate outershell makes it (likely) quite robust. The fit for my head is quite good. However, I do not recommend the helmet. The strap adjusters (left and right) slip, and it is a pain to readjust before every ride. Most importantly, the microadjust system (the adjustable band around the back of your head) is velcroed in and the cloth-covered band broke apart after about 10 uses. The reason for this, I think, is that there is some torsional force acting on the band, causing significant stress at the band edges that are plastic-welded together. Supposedly newer models of have a different retention system. I also found that the helmet is quite hot, despite its 37 vents. Others have reported this also. Disappointing performance for a helmet that usually sells for well over a $100.

Similar Products Used:

Giro, Bell, Garneau

[Sep 22, 2004]
Anonymous
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Good fit, comfortable, Looks

Weakness:

Guarantee : Local Distributor (South Africa) wont honour the international guarantee after a fall. (They want me to pay half the retail price). Bad investment because of this.

Great Fit, Very Confortable. Good design -looks good. Light. Big vents.

Similar Products Used:

Ryder, Lynx

[Aug 27, 2004]
Anonymous
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great fit

Weakness:

No air flow

The fit is great and I really like the dial-in system. You'd think that something with so many vents would have alot of air flow but it doesn't. I might save this for fall through spring riding and get an Atmos for the hot and humid summer.

Similar Products Used:

Giro Helios

[Sep 04, 2003]
Smuro
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Comfortable and cool (both in looks and temp). Strong Design. No "mushroom head" look like some helmets. Well Made. Very light weight. Loads of vents. CoolMax padding. It is a great looking helmet that is well constructed. Doesn't slip forward like some helmets do. Always feels secure.

Weakness:

Price. Very small sun visor (more for looks than for keeping the sun out of your eyes)

Tried several other helmets before selecting this one. Great looks and Fit. New "Dial" adjustment system works great. One hand to losen or tighten - very quick and easy even while riding. Comfortable strap pad under the chin. Easy to ride all day in total comfort.

Similar Products Used:

Bell, Briko, Vigor (another great helmet you might check out...very strong and comfortable...a tad big but also very affordable and well vented.)

[Aug 30, 2003]
Dave M
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Cool looking

Weakness:

Pads, vents, & retension system...

Good shell construction & sharp looking. Many vents but little cooling. Unfortunately, the "micro system" that holds the helmet on is poorly designed and is held to the helmet by Velcro (which comes loose easily) instead of some sort of anchor system like Giro or Bell Helmets. Pads & Micro system wear out quickly (warranty doesn't cover these) and the manufacturer (Importer) wants ~$40 for replacements... You can do better than this the 1/2 the price!

Similar Products Used:

Giro Pneumo

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