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Old 05-08-07, 08:10 PM   #1
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Wanna get a darker colored helmet. Do they get hotter in sunlight?

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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?
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Old 05-08-07, 08:15 PM   #2
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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.
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to me they are. I just got a bell citi and it's yellow. visible and cool.
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Any sort of plastic head cover will be hot, no matter what the color is.
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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.

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