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buying a giro animas, my size is right around the maxium for a medium, and the minium for a large size, any recommendations?

(the local bike shops are all way overpriced, so I'm buying it online)
 

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Agree with jaseone... you gotta try them them first. I initially would go with the larger size (I thought it was like wearing a baseball cap, larger size felt better), but that isn't so with bike helmets. My large helmet was comfortable but I could feel it moving around as I rode and wind would somehow deflect off the helmet and enter my ears, even after adjustments. I now go with the smaller size which in my case is medium. I dial in the helmet and forget about it. Just to add, I also tried on helmets in LBS' before buying online.
 

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Definitely try on the model you want

Sizing can vary between manufacturers and even within models. I rode a Giro Boreas for several years in a size medium, but to wear a Pneumo I need a large. I also found I preferred the fit of Bell helmets more than Giro, but in Bell wear a large. The only way I could figure that out was wearing them.

Like you I am right between sizes. My Bell Sweep is a little more of a minimalist helmet, and in the large I have room when I wear headcovering in the winter or a cycling hat in the summer. Couldn't do that with the Giro in medium.
 

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checked the local places, none of them have that model and/or size in stock.

I ordered the medium over the net, if its too small, I'll just eat the re-shipping/stocking cost & get a large; it'll still come to around the same as if the local bike places had it in stock.
 
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