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cycling cap? who wears them and why?

Old 03-18-10, 01:10 PM
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cycling cap? who wears them and why?

Curious of the benefits of the cycling cap. Do you wear one and how does it benefit you on your rides?

I don't wear one, but randomly ended up having a free one coming my way right now. I figure sunglasses will take care of the sun protection, and anytime it is very cold I'd want my ears covered too, so a cap falls short in that department.

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I don't but sometimes I wish I had one when I'm sitting around a coffeeshop with helmet-head bad enough to make me consider putting my helmet back on.
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Yup I wear one. I use one in the winter/spring/fall to keep my head warm and the rain out of my eyes (i'm in oregon). Keeps my helmet from getting funky from sweat, too. Don't wear one in the summer too much.
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under a helmet, when it rains.
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Always. Keeps my head warmer in winter, absorbs sweat in summer.
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ah... rain. it would be perfect for that. I'm in a pretty arid climate right now so don't ride in the rain much and didn't even think of that.

You don't find them to hot in the warm weather? I'll have to try it out when I get it...
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visor not only helps in the rain, but turning it backward when it's not raining helps prevent becoming a red neck....and is very fredelicious.
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Cycling caps are from the bygone era before helmets. It was a place to put sponsors names. I still have a Ciocc one I got before my first helmet in the 80s. Its a little hard to think back to the days of riding free, wind in the hair, when nobody used a helmet (hairnet) except for a few racing.

The better way to keep a head warm under a helmet is a sport beanie, which come in difference materials/weights for the need and are wicking material.

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Old 03-18-10, 01:33 PM
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Cycling caps are from the bygone era before helmets. It was a place to put sponsors names. I still have a Ciocc one I got before my first helmet in the 80s. Its a little hard to think back to the days of riding free, wind in the hair, when nobody had a helmet (hairnet) for non-racing.

The better way to keep a head warm under a helmet is a sport beanie, which come in difference materials/weights for the need.
Not hard to think back to riding free, wind in the hair, no helmet, not racing.
I do it every day...twice, at least.
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i wear it on every single ride. it's especially helpful on rainy days. +1 on the poster who mentioned turning it around to protect you from getting your neck sunburned

i can't foresee myself wearing a cotton one in the summer though. there are ones with sweat wicking material. i'll see how they hold up.
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always. I almost cant put my lid on without the cap now...
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Never did til late last year, now I'm addicted to them. Block the sun, block the rain, block a cold headwind in your eyes, a light layer of protection on your head, keeps my giant hair in somewhat check vs the helmet alone where it starts "winging out" of during rides, and great for "helmet head" issues when you are grabbing an espresso during or after a ride... Yeah, love my cycling caps & could care less how it looks to anyone else.
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I wore one this morning. Too cool for a bare head, too warm for a skull cap. Cycling caps, arm warmers, and knee warmers are essential for spring riding.
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Originally Posted by n8tron View Post
Curious of the benefits of the cycling cap. Do you wear one and how does it benefit you on your rides?

I don't wear one, but randomly ended up having a free one coming my way right now. I figure sunglasses will take care of the sun protection, and anytime it is very cold I'd want my ears covered too, so a cap falls short in that department.

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- Keeps rain out of eyes.
- Can provide moderate warmth.
- Looks better than helmet hair when stepping into the coffee shop if you forgot to get a haircut.
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I like them. Need a new one for this season though.
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I haven't had one in years, I used to wear them all the time, I think I'll go buy one after reading this.
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Makes me look cool
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Makes me look cool
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I've got a few here, and a lot more back at home. the best ones are the classic hats, with very little elastic.

Belgium has a tendency to pour rain on you at any time, so one always comes with me, either in my pocket or on my head.
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I've got a few here, and a lot more back at home. the best ones are the classic hats, with very little elastic.

Belgium has a tendency to pour rain on you at any time, so one always comes with me, either in my pocket or on my head.
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intense sun protection.
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