Opinion Half Shell or Full Face Helmet for Mountain Biking? By Jeff Barber February 16, 2020 With full face mountain bike helmets becoming lighter and better ventilated, and convertible helmet offerings increasing, more and more riders seem to be upgrading the safety of their skid lid. What style of mountain bike helmet do you generally wear for riding? *Vented, half-shell helmetConvertible helmet w/ removable chin barFull face helmetSkate-style helmetNo helmet <- bad ideaSomething else, I’ll tell you about it in the commentsPhoneSubmit Share This: Tweet Jeff Barber Jeff co-founded Singletracks.com with his wife Leah (mudhunny) in 1999. Today he works out of Singletracks World HQ in Decatur, GA as the publisher. Subscribe! Enter your email address to receive our top stories via email each week.