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Old 05-17-07, 08:15 AM   #1
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Helmet Chinstrap Road v Off-Road

My helmet, made for mountain biking, is great...fits great, comfortable, light, cool...ON MY MOUNTAIN BIKE. When on my roadie, the chinstrap cuts a little into my throat when I'm in the drops. HUH?!?!?! Are road helmets made with the chinstrap a little forward, or do I need to adjust the strap differently? I'd rather buy a whole new helmet cuz the one I have FITS. Any ideas or suggestions???
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Old 05-17-07, 09:07 AM   #2
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An obvious question: can you adjust the strap so that it's not cutting into your throat in the drops but is still not loose in a more upright position? If you can, that's where I'd leave it. You're not overtightening your strap to start with, are you? You should be able to put a couple of fingers under the strap and things like opening your mouth should feel comfortable.
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From the moto world... Rule of thumb: The chin strap should be tight enough to keep the helmet from coming off when pulled forward on the head.
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Have you tried feeding the forward strap through the turnbuckles that gather the hangers to the chin strap towards the front a little? (Was that more than a little confusing?) I think you know what I mean.

I found mine cuts a little deeper in January after I suffer through the Holiday meals than in June when I lose a few pounds! Blessings.
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The difference is in how much your neck is bent. On a mountain bike, your torso is more upright, so your neck isn't bent vert much. On a road bike, especially in the drops, your torso is much closer to horizontal, so your neck is bent back a lot more. You just need to loosen the chin strap a little when riding your road bike.

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Old 05-22-07, 05:13 AM   #6
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I was told the only difference between a mtn and road helmet is the visor ...
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