Mountain Biking - Helmets
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02-06-07, 03:00 PM
Are regular cycling helmets good enough for mountain biking? Some people seem to be using MotoCross type helmets. Maybe those are for the really dangerous...
02-06-07, 03:09 PM
yeah, they are for pretty hardcore rides/riders ... but to answer your question, yes, a "regular" cycling helmet is fine for mtb. as long as it protects your head, its fine for whatever you want to do. i have a helmet with a visor and i usually wear that when i hit the trails, but i can also wear my "road helmet" when i mtb and its still fine. no worries man just get out and have fun! (with a helmet!)
02-06-07, 03:45 PM
Full face helmets are mostly for the freeride and downhill riders, although more and more people are starting to use light full face helmets for the more technical xc.
i endo'd once and scraped up my chin and neck. a full face helmet might have helped there. however that was the only event where a full face helmet would have saved me from any kind of injury. in all my other head hitting accidents my regular helmet has been fine. now that i think of it a full face helmet like a road motorcycle helmet would be nice for riding in cold weather. i've never seen one with a full face shield that is made for man-powered bikes though
02-06-07, 05:23 PM
I always wear a full face. Don't feel like braking my jaw.
02-06-07, 05:31 PM
Bike helmets of pretty much any variety are fine for mtn biking. I use a road helmet for better ventilation and lighter weight, since they meet the same standards as mtn helmets.
I listen to a lot of people who should brake their jaw :D
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