General Cycling Discussion - Wanna get a darker colored helmet. Do they get hotter in sunlight?
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05-08-07, 09:10 PM
I've pretty much had white or light colored helmets all my cycling life (including a ugly powder blue one, ha-ha). I've always shyed away from black or dark blue one b/c I thought they'd get hotter under the sun. Are they?
Yes, they are.
I rode with a black helmet for a few years, and finally couldn't stand it anymore and switched to yellow. Much better. Only now I'm having a bit of difficulty finding yellow helmets.
to me they are. I just got a bell citi and it's yellow. visible and cool.
05-09-07, 12:06 PM
Any sort of plastic head cover will be hot, no matter what the color is.
05-09-07, 05:13 PM
I've used a variety of colors over the year. My theory is that there's a beer cooler between the shell and my head so there shouldn't be much, if any, difference. I don't feel any difference but I've never made any attempt to measure the inside temperature objectively.
Ask a middle school student who is looking for a science fair project.
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