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I'm very happy with the Sweep.
I ride an ElliptiGO which is a cross between a regular bicycle and an elliptical at the gym. The reason I mention that is because there is no seat on the ElliptiGO and my head is level when I ride, unlike on a road bike. I've been trying to find a helmet that has better ventilation than my inexpensive Specialized, and fits better than my Garneau (Medium-too big), but has comfortable straps. The first helmet I bought was the Giro Pneumo in a medium, Highlight Yellow. I loved the great visibility of the color for road riding but I just hated the scratchy, thin straps on it. I was really disappointed in the straps. I went to four local shops and tried on helmets before ordering the Bell Sweep in small and medium. The medium fits perfectly and the straps are thicker than the Giro and much more comfortable. After my 40 mile ElliptiGO ride with an altitude gain of 2,900 ft, in 90 degree weather, my hair wasn't wet like it would have been in my Specialized helmet. I'm very happy with the Bell Sweep. I chose the White/Black/Green Esher in medium and the Plumb Sparkler in Small. The medium Giro Pneumo and small Bell Sweep have been returned.
I want to mention that until I wrote this review and looked back at the BikeTiresDirect page on the Bell Sweep, I didn't realize that my Bell Sweep Helmet in White/Black/Green Esher - Medium, is not the same colors as the one on the page. Mine is mostly flat black and white, with a tad of kelly green, quite unlike the one on the website with the green front half. I don't care, though.
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