Figure I would post this here as it is more specific to this style of riding.
I wear a BMX style helmet when riding trails and most of the time when I do pass other riders, they are wearing this style :
Are one of these helmets going to offer more protection then the other if I bail into the river or whack my grape on a tree limb? I'm just curious, I have fallen several times with my BMX style helmets and kept my egg crack free, but then again I usually am riding a BMX bike to go along with it. I'm having a blast riding the trails down the road from my house and expect to be doing a lot more mountain biking in the near future, so do I need to buy a new style of lid or does it all work the same?