Do you use a Mt. Bike helmet on the road?

Mar 10, 2009
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What's the difference? If you are not in Time Trial do you need that aero design at the back of the helmet? If you are climbing in the heat won't a mt. bike helmet offer as much comfort and ventilation as a road bike helmet?
 
Aug 14, 2009
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to be honest - unless you're doing a TT, a helmet is a helmet. just make sure it fits correctly and is comfortable.

don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.
 
Jul 16, 2009
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Can't think of a valid argument for buying a road specific helmet. If you ride road and mt bikes, why have 2 helmets. TT is a different story, but that has been mentioned.
 
May 9, 2009
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Apparently at the top price end of things, there is indeed a difference in design of the vents , because of the different angle one's head is at in the mountain bike and road bike riding position.

My answer to the subject line: yes, without the visor (but usually wearing a cycling cap under the helmet).
 
Jul 16, 2009
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mtb lids have about 10% more impact protection and the design covers more of the rear of the head, bell and giro about 10-15mm lower.

the aero lid is a faring - primary design is for aero flow not protection so only use in at TT and ONLY if you can ride over 24mph average.

visor is fantastic on mtb lids, acts same as a sunvisor in a car, cutting off the horizon. works well for riders who dont like sunglasses
 
Sep 19, 2009
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I bought a slick looking Uvex helmet with a visor, precisely for multi purposoe riding (Road, MTB, commuting). For use on the road bike I took off the visor and turned out looking like Dimspaces's avatar.

I don't mind the look but what a difference the visor made on the looks of the thing.
 
Aug 16, 2009
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I do. I like the visor. I also like the cheap price, as I prefer to replace me helmet every few years, I just buy a low-end (~$50) Bell.
 

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