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    What are those head covers called?

    I'm looking to get a full head cover to help keep sweat out of my eyes when I ride. I know there is a type that is made out of what looks like spandex, or some other kind of moisture wicking material. But I do not remember what they are called. I know they tie or fasten in the back. Can someone please tell me what they are called and possibly where I can fond one?

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    Are you referring to skullcaps

    or bandanas?
    Nashbar calls them "headsweats".

    You can buy them at most bike shops or online.
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    A Heart Needs a Home Rich Clark's Avatar
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    IMO the best ones come from Headsweats. They're sold direct, or through retailers like Nashbar. I like the Coolmax ones.

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    I was talking about skullcaps. Thanks guys.

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    Thanks for the thread -- this sounds like something I should try. How well do these things work under helmets? I need to keep sweat out of my eyes and the sun off my Celtic face, neck, and bald spot.
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    The skull caps work ok, but, I prefer a headband that does double duty on the tennis court.

    One nice thing about skull caps is they are available in nice gang colors for when you feel like a pimp daddy

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    They do actually work in keeping the sweat out or your eyes. Be prepared to take a teasing. Some people wouldn't be caught dead with one and others like them. Your choice.

    I think this whole thing started with Marco Pantani. Of course he shaved his head at the time and probably needed to protect his baldness from the sun. I also heard that when you are totally bald since there isn't any hair to absorb the sweat then it it a river of it down your face. Makes sense.

    BTW I think Marco has let his hair grow (it's black - hey he's Italian). Saw a photo a few days ago in regards to the Giro d'Italia race.

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    You might also see them under "doo-rag".
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    Its called Bandanas, I have one and its by Festina, I used it during my ride specially when it is cold, I used it also under my helmet, look like your in the in-crowd its really very functional
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