Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ONT
Bikes: Road: Trek 1.5 (2007). Mountain: Santa Cruz Chameleon (2008). Beater: Peugeot Recorde du Monde (1850)
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DOT approved DH helmets vs regular DH helmets?
I'm looking at picking up a new full faced helmet. I noticed that I can go for either a regular, cheaper CSPC rated bicycle downhill helmet, or a DOT approved helmet for a few dollars more. The obvious differences I noticed are: DOT is heavier, hotter, more expensive. I'm sure there's more to it than that.
So what's the real difference?