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Who wears cycling caps?

Old 06-02-08, 08:58 AM
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Who wears cycling caps?

and why?
Because they look cool or do they have a use? What caps do you wear?
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Old 06-02-08, 09:01 AM
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>>Because they look cool or do they have a use?<<

Yes.
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Old 06-02-08, 09:06 AM
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mostly, people with no or thinning hair.

however, they work do well keeping your head warmer if its a bit cold out.


originally, they were used to offer a little sun protection when riders either had no helmet or a hairnet style helmet on.
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Old 06-02-08, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by sleazy View Post
mostly, people with no or thinning hair.
Incorrect.



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Old 06-02-08, 09:12 AM
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Small visor works great for shading eyes from sun. If not really hot out, I usually wear one
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I really like the "slim visor" caps from pace: https://www.pacesportswear.com/140021.aspx

They're awesome.
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I use a white one with World Champion stripes.
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Old 06-02-08, 09:28 AM
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I use them in chilly weather (high 30's to low 40's) to keep my head warmer.
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mine is stuck in the "flip up style". I told my roomate to wash it, and he did.......but he dried it too. Anyways i look like a giant ****** wearing it, but i wear it nonetheless
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They are also good at deflecting rain from your eyes/glasses. I try to bring one along when rain is threatening just for that purpose.
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Old 06-02-08, 10:22 AM
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I use a merino wool one when the weather is 50 degrees or less, give or take.
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They look pro. That's all the reason you need.
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in chilly weather....that transitional time in the spring or fall when a helmet is too cold and a ski cap is too much. .
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Small peak cotton caps. And for everything reason cited here.

Also, ignore the 'Search the Forum' geniouses out here. Wonder why they bother to click on a thread.
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Originally Posted by pfred View Post
They look pro. That's all the reason you need.


My thoughts exactly. Ipods also look pro because people will assume it is a team radio. Eye protection is for wussy.
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Keeps the sun out of your eyes. Flip it around and it keeps the sun off your neck. Use accordingly.
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Sun Protection, Rain Deflection, Sweat correction. Keep that head cooling sweat up on top of my head instead of in my eyes which have no problem staying cool for some reason.
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Originally Posted by fosmith View Post
in chilly weather....that transitional time in the spring or fall when a helmet is too cold and a ski cap is too much. .
t-shirt sleeve over the head ftw.

Two if its really cold, and I have a color to match every jersey.
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Way handier than a sweatband or other similar headgear underneath the helmet. To me they're a no brainer.
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I use a cap for rainy days.

I generally have a permanent bikers tan so, I don't really care about the sun protection as much. Never really felt they kept me cooler or warmer. I generally wear a stretch ("smart") wool ski hats in the winter months.

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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
They look pro. That's all the reason you need.
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My thoughts exactly. Ipods also look pro because people will assume it is a team radio. Eye protection is for wussy.
True on the cap. False on the sweatshirt under a jersey and knee high socks rolled down.
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I wear a cycling cap because I like to keep the sun out of my eyes.

Bicyling helmets are dangerous. With all of that added weight you could break you neck if you fall down.
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Cap under helmet. Wicks sweat a bit.

In races and hard core group rides I'll wear a cap with the brim cut off.

Brim is nice when it's raining, very sunny on a training ride, or just a bit cold. Keeps wind/stuff out of my eyes, but I have to really crane my neck to see a lot if I'm sprinting.

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