Anyone prefer to wear a road helmet for MTB?

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  • #214630

    I used to do this many years ago because at the time, I found road bike helmets were often lighter and more sleek than similarly-priced MTB lids. Anyone else prefer to buy a road helmet and use it for MTB, or for both?

    I’ve also tried wearing an MTB helmet on the road, but I found the visor blocked my vision too much based on my position on the bike.

  • #214640

    I have used a Giro Atmos for all my rides ( road, cyclocross, and mountain ) for years and have liked it but I just ( like 2 days ago ) picked up the Troy Lee Designs A2 because after trying it on in the shop found it to be very comfortable.  Will follow up if I decide to switch back for my mountain stuff.

  • #214641

    Years ago I used road helmets when I was more XC race oriented.  Then I had an eight year break from MTB riding, and, when I resumed offroad riding 4 years ago, I started using MTB helmets with visors.  The visor comes in handy at times to block the sun and sometimes will deflect small tree branches as well.

    This year I switched to a Bell Super 2 helmet, which offers even more coverage

  • #214722

    I always prefer road helmets, but I always prefer lycra when mountain biking as well which seems to put me in the minority these days

    • #214729

      I was with you on the lycra shorts until I started ripping it on falls, now I’ve got some nice light weight baggies.


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