Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-05-04, 07:09 PM   #1
Fredmertz51
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Fredmertz51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Iowa
Bikes: Actual 10-speed Olmo road, Bianchi BUSS, Kona A-Ha, Schwinn Moab 2 rain bike
Posts: 331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm 53, unemployed, and cannot afford a head injury. Anyone have any experience with snowboard helmets for cycling? What temperatures are they effective in? Comfort, etc?
Fredmertz51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-04, 07:13 PM   #2
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Snowboard helmets are not to go with bicycles. Sixsixone and Bell make a nice strong BMX helmet for a good reasonable price.
__________________
Signature.
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-04, 08:20 PM   #3
HereNT
無くなった
 
HereNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sci-Fi Wasabi
Bikes: I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
Posts: 5,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a Protec snowboarding helmet that I use during the winter. I know tat it's not biking specific, but it does well. The BMX Protec that I have of theirs has too many vents. The snowboard one has ear flaps, and the padding on the inside is held on with velcro, so you can use different thicknesses depending on the thickness of the hat you're wearing under it. I've used it down to 30 below.

Thankfully I haven't had any real impactswith it, but I figure if it helps someone who hits a tree at 30mph, it will help me. I go slower in the winter anyways.
HereNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-04, 08:54 PM   #4
arboc!
Senior Member
 
arboc!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: specialized p.1, redline single x
Posts: 1,460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
john cowan uses a snow board helmet for extreme dirt jumping. it can work in any temp. as long as it has a few ventilation holes.
arboc! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-04, 09:50 PM   #5
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtjumpP.1
john cowan uses a snow board helmet for extreme dirt jumping. it can work in any temp. as long as it has a few ventilation holes.
That helmet is a skate helmet actually.
__________________
Signature.
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-04, 10:22 PM   #6
arboc!
Senior Member
 
arboc!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: specialized p.1, redline single x
Posts: 1,460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
john cowan has ridden giro helmets for a few years now, he wore something like the giro fuse... but recently giro made the semi mx, which john rides now.
arboc! is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 AM.