Hi, louie talked me into using a helmet when i was content to wear my stetson on my beach cruise and stay off the street. i got a giro and love it! i have more confidence to go into the street more often to not bother peds. im retired and that 9 mi beach cruise is a big part of my life 5 days a wk. louie made my life better and i couldnt be more thankful. i exchanged a bell for the giro that stopped adjusting and to me had other problems including the way it looked (i wear a floppy cap underneath a helmet). the giro is perfect and even looks cool.