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Bikes: Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
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Originally Posted by astompa
Do you have a specific winter helmet or do you just jam the hat/earwarmer underneath your summer helmet? Now that helmets have so many vents I'm starting to think about having a specifically winter helmet. Anybody using the Bell Metro winter kit? If so do you need extra hat/earwarmer besides?
Most everyone who rides on here will tell you that they use just a standard helmet. Most Balaclava's designed for cycling are very thin and take very little room. A fleece ear band is also thin and goes under a standard helmet.
As mentioned, you need a helmet that you can adjust from the inside. My Giro has plastic straps, similar to a zip tie, that you can make larger or smaller. Unless you have a HUGE head, you should be able to accomodate anything you need under a standard helmet.
Keep in mind that a helmet has some insulating properties, with it being built with a type of foam. I have never had any trouble with keeping my head warm.