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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