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Old 12-21-17, 08:55 PM
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Helmet with sunglass visor?

Complicate eyeglass number for my wife, and nothing till date has worked. So, looking at something like the Giro Vanquish, but 250 dollars is a bit much.

Anything a bit less?

https://www.bicycling.com/product/giro-vanquish-mips
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I ride the POC Trabec with a visor and glasses and love it. It does flunk the road-cycling test bady; overweight and dorky, but very comfortable and very well made and thought out. (That helmet was the first MIPS helmet in white or yellow and my size that I could plunk my money down adn buy. Roughly three years ago. Don't regret it at all.

But money-wise, it and that Giro are probably a toss.

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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
I ride the POC Trabec with a visor and glasses and love it. It does flunk the road-cycling test bady; overweight and dorky, but very comfortable and very well made and thought out. (That helmet was the first MIPS helmet in white or yellow and my size that I could plunk my money down adn buy. Roughly three years ago. Don't regret it at all.

But money-wise, it and that Giro are probably a toss.

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Looked and could not find a POC helmet with a sunglass visor?
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Search for: Casco Speedairo
They show up on various European online shops, (some discounted), and are available with various visor tints.
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
Complicate eyeglass number for my wife, and nothing till date has worked. So, looking at something like the Giro Vanquish, but 250 dollars is a bit much.

Anything a bit less?

https://www.bicycling.com/product/giro-vanquish-mips
The Vanquish just replaced the Giro Air Attack Shield helmet in the Giro lineup, and these are now being blown out for as low as $100 right now. I just picked one up, and I'm a fan.
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
Looked and could not find a POC helmet with a sunglass visor?
Trabec Race MIPS

The helmet is $120 without the MIPS.

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Thanks guys. Found a Giro Air Attack.

Does the visor make it very warm? India is hot.
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
Thanks guys. Found a Giro Air Attack.

Does the visor make it very warm? India is hot.
I don't think the visor makes it warm. Having less ventilation makes it warmer than typical helmets. I haven't ridden with it on a really hot day yet, but I can tell it's warmer on cool days than my conventional helmets, which is a good thing. The visor has some air slits near the top of it and it's surprising how much air movement there is behind the visor.
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I don't think the visor makes it warm. Having less ventilation makes it warmer than typical helmets. I haven't ridden with it on a really hot day yet, but I can tell it's warmer on cool days than my conventional helmets, which is a good thing. The visor has some air slits near the top of it and it's surprising how much air movement there is behind the visor.
We have no 'cool' days where I live. Well, dec/jan we get 13-14C when we start a ride. Finish the ride always at above 20 though.
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
Thanks guys. Found a Giro Air Attack.

Does the visor make it very warm? India is hot.
I have one of these. The ventilation and visor have never been problematic in the heat, but I need to add that our heat is generally dry heat. I particularly like the fact the shield (visor) is not as likely to fog up as conventional sunglasses. It does however scratch easily, so you have to be very careful with it.

I got mine on sale for about $150. It makes me look a bit like Robocop.
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Thanks guys. Just ordered one off amazon. 120 dollars.
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
We have no 'cool' days where I live. Well, dec/jan we get 13-14C when we start a ride. Finish the ride always at above 20 though.
I just finished a bike ride here at night, with a temperature of 1 C. I had a fairly thin skullcap on under the Air Attack Shield. Thanks to the visor my face didn't have cold air blowing on it the whole time, which I greatly appreciated. I'm going to be doing a night ride at midnight on Christmas Eve to kick off the Festive 500. I think I'll put tape over the helmet's air vents to make it even better. Somehow I don't think that this would ever be an issue for your wife. :-)

It's OK, I will be riding during the summer here in temperatures up to 43 C or so. I'll think back to this thread and either be really happy for you, or I'll feel your pain, whichever applies.

I don't wear glasses, but I do appreciate the visor on the helmet. I have the dark gray visor for daylight rides, and the clear visor for night rides. It's great not having to wear sunglasses under the visor because there's nothing interupting my peripheral vision.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the helmet!
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
Thanks guys. Found a Giro Air Attack.

Does the visor make it very warm? India is hot.
Yup. That helmet is warm. Thatís one reason why thereís a new design.
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Old 12-22-17, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Trabec Race MIPS

The helmet is $120 without the MIPS.

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The OP used the wrong terminology. He's looking for a helmet with a shield lens, not a visor.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
The OP used the wrong terminology. He's looking for a helmet with a shield lens, not a visor.
Yes, thanks. I realised that. Where I live, that is called a visor.
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
Yes, thanks. I realised that. Where I live, that is called a visor.
Itís also called a visor in American English. We fail to distinguish between a proper visor and what should probably be called a brim, bill, or shade, causing unnecessary confusion.

Anyway, Iíve had an Air Attack for a few years, and yeah, itís warmer than some. However, if youíre moving at a good clip, it is surprisingly comfortable with airflow across the top of the head...at least for me, as someone who keeps his hair very closely cropped.

The biggest pain with Air Attack is that the visor is not able to pivot up and out of the way, which would be great for some situations, e.g. climbing. Trying to remove and flip the mounting position while riding is tricky, so really one has to stop to do it.

I love the retractable visor on my DuxHelm, but the lack of internal channeling actually makes that helmet warmer than the AA, despite the traditional slotting or venting.
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Itís also called a visor in American English. We fail to distinguish between a proper visor and what should probably be called a brim, bill, or shade, causing unnecessary confusion.
Why not call it what it is?

It's a shield lens. Calling it a brim, bill, or shade only adds confusion.
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There is a company here in Boulder that makes a product it officially calls a "shield", but their web page has this line:

"Using a straightforward yet ingenius design, the Wide-Eyez helmet visor easily attachs to just about any bike helmet"

All-Weather Bike Helmet Shield, Bicycle Helmet Visor :: Wide Eyez
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Why not call it what it is?

It's a shield lens. Calling it a brim, bill, or shade only adds confusion.
I see you're confused, buddy! I was not referring to a shield lens, as you call it.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I see you're confused, buddy! I was not referring to a shield lens, as you call it.
What were you referring to?
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When you guys finally nail down whether this plastic see-through device is properly called a "shield" or a "visor" you might go to the General forum and set everyone straight on whether the young African lads in the Democratic Republic of Congo are making a living using hand-built wooden "kick bikes" or whether they are more properly termed "scooters."
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When you guys finally nail down whether this plastic see-through device is properly called a "shield" or a "visor" you might go to the General forum and set everyone straight on whether the young African lads in the Democratic Republic of Congo are making a living using hand-built wooden "kick bikes" or whether they are more properly termed "scooters."
it has been determined.
Letís move on.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
What were you referring to?
Did you try process of elimination? We were only talking about two visor forms... PM me if you canít figure it out and Iíll give you the answer, buddy.
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Did you try process of elimination? We were only talking about two visor forms... PM me if you canít figure it out and Iíll give you the answer, buddy.
The OP was referring to a helmet with a shield, so I'm not sure why you are confused.
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