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Old 11-30-23, 09:55 PM
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Snow Board Helmet For Cycling?

DBIO Snowboard Helmet, Ski Helmet for Adults-with 9 Adjustable Vents, ABS Shell and EPS Foam, Snow Helmets for Men and Women


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I don't ride in freezing weather but for those that do this helmet is of pretty good price and me be useful.
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I use a Giro snowboard helmet for winter riding. The closeable vents and insulated ear flaps are great. I also clip a red blinker to the goggle strap retainer.

Used it last night in 28F temps and was happy.
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Seems like overkill.

I ride with a thin wool beanie under my cycling helmet that covers my ears, and that's good down into the teens (F). Below that, I have a helmet cover. I've ridden in temps down to the single digits, as I recall I added a headband from my ski gear, and I was good.
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A bike helmet is far more likely to get dragged along a surface with high friction than a snow helmet. I doubt the snow helmet makers will ever go to MIPS but that can be a big plus in a helmet crash on a bike.

Edit: the helmet shown in the OP's post is a lot like the POC I ride that I like a lot (but my POC has MIPS).
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That DBIO helmet shows only ASTM F2040 certification, not any cycling-specific safety certifications. Wear what you like, don't make me no never mind, just pointing that out.

Info helmet/activity guide:
https://www.cpsc.gov/safety-educatio...which-activity


There's the Specialized Centro Winter cycling helmet, designed for cold-weather cycling.

Discontinued, or out of stock at Giro? They offer(ed) the Timberwolf cycling helmet for cold-weather cycling.

Bern offers a Cold Weather Bike Beanie to 'upgrade' a cycling helmet for winter use. Combined it with a rain cover as noimagination does.

Smith Optics offers their Mission 'Snow Helmet' which has CPSC certification.

Just a quick market survey. I'm sure there are others.
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Originally Posted by noimagination
Seems like overkill.

I ride with a thin wool beanie under my cycling helmet that covers my ears, and that's good down into the teens (F). Below that, I have a helmet cover. I've ridden in temps down to the single digits, as I recall I added a headband from my ski gear, and I was good.
When I'm going for a longer ride, I use a cycling helmet and layer up as you do. But for a quick trip to the shops, the snowboard helmet is very convenient, and with a hard cover over the vents, it's warmer.

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A bike helmet is far more likely to get dragged along a surface with high friction than a snow helmet. I doubt the snow helmet makers will ever go to MIPS but that can be a big plus in a helmet crash on a bike.

Edit: the helmet shown in the OP's post is a lot like the POC I ride that I like a lot (but my POC has MIPS).
Just checked, some Giro snowboard helmets have MIPS now. East Coast ski mountains can get really icy and you can slide downhill a considerable distance before stopping.

And my Giro snowboard helmet has better coverage on the back of the head than my road helmet. It's closer to my mountain bike helmet in this regard.

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My helmet does, in fact, have MIPS, but I am never going to find out if that really matters, because I am never going to crash with it to find out <drops mic, walks away>

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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
A bike helmet is far more likely to get dragged along a surface with high friction than a snow helmet. I doubt the snow helmet makers will ever go to MIPS but that can be a big plus in a helmet crash on a bike.

Edit: the helmet shown in the OP's post is a lot like the POC I ride that I like a lot (but my POC has MIPS).
My POC ski helmet from about 8 years ago has MIPS
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
A bike helmet is far more likely to get dragged along a surface with high friction than a snow helmet. I doubt the snow helmet makers will ever go to MIPS but that can be a big plus in a helmet crash on a bike.

Edit: the helmet shown in the OP's post is a lot like the POC I ride that I like a lot (but my POC has MIPS).
I'm not going to argue that snow can be as hard as concrete but you hit an icy patch and bounce your melon off that surface and IMO it's pretty much the same impact. Also, on hardpack or iced-over snow, if you fall you will be dragging all of your body parts a long, long distance on a hard surface - with irregularities, unlike smoothed cement.

That said, I'd bet a snowboard helmet would do a pretty good job of keeping me from getting stitches in my scalp or a wrinkle in my skull under normal riding conditions.
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike
I'm not going to argue that snow can be as hard as concrete but you hit an icy patch and bounce your melon off that surface and IMO it's pretty much the same impact. Also, on hardpack or iced-over snow, if you fall you will be dragging all of your body parts a long, long distance on a hard surface - with irregularities, unlike smoothed cement.

That said, I'd bet a snowboard helmet would do a pretty good job of keeping me from getting stitches in my scalp or a wrinkle in my skull under normal riding conditions.
A poster just shared that some snow helmets are now MIPS. It's the quick spin around of your head that does the injury. On ice, less snap. That last 200 yards of slide isn't doing what MIPS protects against.
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Originally Posted by zandoval

DBIO Snowboard Helmet, Ski Helmet for Adults-with 9 Adjustable Vents, ABS Shell and EPS Foam, Snow Helmets for Men and Women


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I don't ride in freezing weather but for those that do this helmet is of pretty good price and me be useful.
Thanks for posting; this type of helmet is excellent for bicycling in cold winters.
I have been using them for close to three decades.
I have 3M reflective tap on all of my helmets and a red blinking light on the back of the one Im using on a day.
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Snow helmets have different certifications - quality ski helmets are also certified.

I use a snow helmet and have for years - it's very difficult as it gets colder to get enough layers on with a normal bike helmet, and any increased protection that did exist in the bike helmet over the snow helmet is gone because it doesn't fit properly. I use it by itself with the vents open at temperatures where I could use something else - but it's very comfortable.
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
A poster just shared that some snow helmets are now MIPS. It's the quick spin around of your head that does the injury. On ice, less snap. That last 200 yards of slide isn't doing what MIPS protects against.
Agreed
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