New Nolan clamping my jawbone
I did a 2 hour ride yesterday to try my new N104.
Size: my old helmet fit fine at a Medium, but going with the advice of others my Nolan is a large. I really like the fit - except after having it on a bit, I notice that its pressing on my jawbone, which I know is rather wide for my face. I know I could exchange it for an XL, except I'm afraid it would be loose everywhere else. Also, that would put me in the larger heavier shell, which I don't think I should need.
At the end of the ride, I couldn't wait to take the helmet off. It was like my jaw had been in a vise. Clenching my teeth as you would do chewing gum made it worse, and that's a strategy I use when I'm tired, so that troubles me.
I seem to have read that someone remedied a tight fitting helmet by inflating a soccer ball inside it and leaving it for a while. Although I suspect there's too much shape memory in my helmet for that to work, I'm trying a variation by putting a small pail in there that requires some spreading to get it in.
I love the helmet in every other way. I'm wondering if anyone out there has had a similar experience with their 104, and whether you think it will "wear" in? If I return it, I doubt I'll get the same helmet in an XL....but I'd really like this one to work.
Any ideas much appreciated.
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