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Old 07-02-13, 08:30 PM
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Helmet

Would it be wrong to wear a dirtbike helmet while doin trails I feel I would get some weird looks in it
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Old 07-02-13, 08:44 PM
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Sounds hot.
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Old 07-02-13, 08:56 PM
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Old 07-03-13, 12:55 AM
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You'd get some odd looks but that's their problem. As mentioned, though, moto helmets don't have good enough low-speed ventilation for normal trail riding. Weight's not as much of an issue but heat is.
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Even if you get weird looks, they won't know who you are under that helmet!
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Old 07-03-13, 07:00 AM
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There's a guy close to where I live that always rides with a full face helmet so there's some that definitely do it. I think it being hotter than a regular helmet is the biggest drawback, but then again if you eat it face first into the ground or a tree it's worth it. They make (or at least market) certain full face helmets to the down hill crowd. I've never held one in person so I don't know if these are the same as a regular motorcycle helmet or if they are made lighter with possibly more vents. Giro makes one - https://www.giro.com/us_en/products/m...ts/remedy.html and they also make one that isn't full face, but has more protection on the back of the head than a normal cycling helmet - https://www.giro.com/us_en/products/m...s/feature.html. I mention this because I know someone that crashed and hit the back of their head and got a pretty severe concussion, and he now rides with this type of helmet.
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Old 07-03-13, 09:24 AM
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Helmets are a must IMO, don't ride a bike without protection. I have a $40. Bell in addition to a couple others. A Bell helmet is about the only bike thing I would buy from Walmart.
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Don't do it, you will cook yourself I promise. Way too hot. I ride a dual-sport motorcyle and it would be as bad as riding with a full face plain street helmet was on the motorcycle...it baked me heh. Bicycling is an order of magnitude more exertion than riding a motorcycle so it's a whole other level of ventilation need.
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Old 07-03-13, 08:11 PM
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I wear a bike helmet when riding my motorcycle, don't see why it wouldn't work the other way around
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Old 07-03-13, 08:56 PM
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Heck ya, Helmet kicks ass!

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There's a guy close to where I live that always rides with a full face helmet so there's some that definitely do it. I think it being hotter than a regular helmet is the biggest drawback, but then again if you eat it face first into the ground or a tree it's worth it. They make (or at least market) certain full face helmets to the down hill crowd. I've never held one in person so I don't know if these are the same as a regular motorcycle helmet or if they are made lighter with possibly more vents. Giro makes one - https://www.giro.com/us_en/products/m...ts/remedy.html and they also make one that isn't full face, but has more protection on the back of the head than a normal cycling helmet - https://www.giro.com/us_en/products/m...s/feature.html. I mention this because I know someone that crashed and hit the back of their head and got a pretty severe concussion, and he now rides with this type of helmet.
I have the helmet you linked, a Giro Remedy. For gravity / downhill, it is suitable for any temperature above 50F with nothing else. (Below 50, wear a balaclava at least.) For riding that involves pedaling if it's over 70F you will cook, but I would wear it anyway in a technical area with large rocks. In those conditions, I would also be wearing knee and elbow pads, and riding pants or shorts with hip and tailbone protection at a bare minimum.

Soft armor, made of thick foam, is generally lighter and more flexible than hard plastic but it isn't any cooler. Specific gear: Fox Launch Pro elbow and knee/shin guards, Alpinestars Bionic shorts, Giro Remedy helmet. If you go really fast or ride really dangerous trails, get a chest and spine protector. (I don't do that so I don't have suggestions.) You really don't need armored gloves, but if you insist, get some made for motocross or enduro dirtbiking.

On a normal trail with trees, roots and gravel -- no large rocks-- I wear a standard MTB helmet which has an open face, no elbow or knee pads, and standard MTB shorts. If you pedal a lot, you'll soon see why it is impractical to wear the downhill stuff all the time. The right elbow pads are not a big deal to add. Knee pads without shin guards are probably next on the list.
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Old 07-16-13, 10:48 PM
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No need to cook your grape, with a moto brain bucket. You need vents...its SUMMER, Marine!
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Im on my second Giro Feature, as the first one saved my life in a car crash ( I wear it while commuting as well as off road) and cant recommend it enough. Even the removable brim stayed intact and in place.
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