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    Do u guys wear mtn helmets on your roadbike ? Some guy said it helps when u forgot yoursunglasses . Just wondering if anyone here does the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brizco View Post
    Do u guys wear mtn helmets on your roadbike ? Some guy said it helps when u forgot yoursunglasses . Just wondering if anyone here does the same?
    I do the other way around. Road helmet on the mountain bike.

    Uh, no visors here.

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    I did for about the first week of switching from mt bike to road bike.

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    Use whatever works for you. For me riding in my aerobars with MTB helmet would be disastrous. So I switched over to a road helmet.

    But if it's a bunch thing, definitely rock the mtb helmet.

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    If I'm going out early in the morning, when the sun is very low, I really like having the visor on. The issue with the visor is, if you want to tuck in, it will block your view of the road.
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    I ride both road and MTB. I wear a "MTB" helmet and the visor is removeable.
    I rarely put it on. Never on the road. Sometimes on the trail. Most of my MTB riding is in woods and a visor serves no purpose.
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    Get yourself a cycling cap make sure it matches your team kit and look euro pro. Keep the visor in the woods hippy.



    Comment above image was a joke. Please no Roadie Vs MTB stuff, just laugh at it cause you know it is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuattroCreep View Post
    Get yourself a cycling cap make sure it matches your team kit and look euro pro. Keep the visor in the woods hippy.



    Comment above image was a joke. Please no Roadie Vs MTB stuff, just laugh at it cause you know it is true.
    This cap with the road helmet is the dorkiest thing about road biking in my opinion. It's funny enough we wear spandex and funky colors. Add this set up and it's, it's, it's just, well, not for me.

    I have read the rules, and ignore or go out of my way to break them. Rules are meant to be broken just like KOMs on Strava

    By the way, I did try the cap and road helmet thing. It totally messed up the air flow in my helmet I paid all the good money for. I wear the spandex and colors because of their function. One has to be seen on the road and pedaling at 35+ mph in baggies just gets you an air enema.

    I do an mtb helmet with a detachable visor. It's a Specialized S3 MT. Air flow is great. At dusk or early morning, a visor is a must around here climbing. Otherwise, when you look anywhere past 5 ft in front of you, you get a face full of sun.
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    I do the cycling cap under helmet in the rain.

    Brim keeps rain from pelting you in the eyes no glasses needed. Then the cap keeps any rain that enters your vents from dripping down your face. If you have to/want to ride in the rain cap under helmet is the only way to go IMHO.
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    One thing I DO do is use proper words when posting on a message board. I know this may be a shock to someone who is likely under 30, but typing whole, complete words makes a person look less like an idiot. It also reduces the number of people who might not answer your question, or write a response like this, because they perceive you as lazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    One thing I DO do is use proper words when posting on a message board. I know this may be a shock to someone who is likely under 30, but typing whole, complete words makes a person look less like an idiot. It also reduces the number of people who might not answer your question, or write a response like this, because they perceive you as lazy.
    scru u, platy ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    scru u, platy ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    scru u, platy ;-)

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    ^^Ths. FOAD, Platy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    One thing I DO do is use proper words when posting on a message board. I know this may be a shock to someone who is likely under 30, but typing whole, complete words makes a person look less like an idiot. It also reduces the number of people who might not answer your question, or write a response like this, because they perceive you as lazy.
    My words are pretty complete unless u want me to just spell out mountain
    instead of mtn and no im over 30yrs old ...its just dam hard to use this new tablet when u type in they have this auto word thingy that just pisses me off!

    And unless u are a total idiot my words and questions are pretty understandable ...and if u cant understand my question i would prefer if u dont answer it ;)

    I was just in a market for a new helmet and i was drawn to some mtn bike helmets but i dont wanna look like a jackass for wearing one lol

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    A helmet is a helmet. The only difference I can see is the addition of a visor & they are easily removable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuattroCreep View Post
    Get yourself a cycling cap make sure it matches your team kit and look euro pro. Keep the visor in the woods hippy.
    That was funny! Too bad you had to add the disclaimer. But peeps on the inter-web are sooooooo freak'n uptight! So, it was a good call.

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    If you mostly ride road, you may as well get a road helmet. A mountain bike helmet will suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg View Post
    This cap with the road helmet is the dorkiest thing about road biking in my opinion. It's funny enough we wear spandex and funky colors. Add this set up and it's, it's, it's just, well, not for me.

    I have read the rules, and ignore or go out of my way to break them. Rules are meant to be broken just like KOMs on Strava

    By the way, I did try the cap and road helmet thing. It totally messed up the air flow in my helmet I paid all the good money for. I wear the spandex and colors because of their function. One has to be seen on the road and pedaling at 35+ mph in baggies just gets you an air enema.
    after some hours in the rain it's mighty nice though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Versatile View Post
    A helmet is a helmet. The only difference I can see is the addition of a visor & they are easily removable.
    The visor comes off real easy. Sticking it back on again is just about impossible. At least it is on my Bell.

    I would keep the visor on and just turn the helmet backwards when the visor becomes a hindrance....

    well, maybe not.

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    I will never understand why helmet needs visor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crank-a-Roo View Post
    I will never understand why helmet needs visor.
    Helmet the happy foam hat fell in love with Visor in the MTB days, where Visor shielded Helmet's owner from the evil rays of the sun. Helmet and Visor have been together in the MTB world ever since.
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    Visor can also be nice in the rain, particularly to keep said rain off the glasses. Visors have there place. Its just that place isn't when your down in the drops. Some people get carried away with visor hate and ban them outright, they are missing out due to their vanity.
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    I don't own a helmet with a visor so I will have to try the Euro cap under the helmet thing when I go on night rides in the rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    One thing I DO do is use proper words when posting on a message board. I know this may be a shock to someone who is likely under 30, but typing whole, complete words makes a person look less like an idiot. It also reduces the number of people who might not answer your question, or write a response like this, because they perceive you as lazy.
    I do not think that the age has anything to do with proper use of grammar and spelling, the level of education is most likely the cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeerthepirate View Post
    The visor comes off real easy. Sticking it back on again is just about impossible. At least it is on my Bell.

    I would keep the visor on and just turn the helmet backwards when the visor becomes a hindrance....

    well, maybe not.
    That all depends on the shape of your head.
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