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Originally Posted by khuon
I'm usually not one for trying to divide cyclists into different groups but I find this to be an interesting thing amongst those who consider themselves as MTBers as opposed to those who consider themselves to be roadies. Coming from the MTB culture, even though I also am a roadie, I find that in MTBing, helmets are regarded as cool whereas that's not so much the case amongst the roadies. I think it's because as MTBers, we crash often and we crash hard so we've become more aware of the advantages of protection and we tend to know more about what works and what doesn't in that regard.
Then there are those, like myself, who think xc helmets looks really dumb but wear them anyways, so my brain stays semi intact. I wear more than just a helmet though, I usually have one other pieces of armour as well. Never know when that drop or jump will call my name
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