bell sweep R vs. XC

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  1. dbleoh7

    dbleoh7 New Member

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    I have decided on a new helmet which is the Bell Sweep and will be using it for mountain biking. I was just wondering if the visor on the sweep XC really makes a big difference?? because i am thinking that i will just get the sweep R because i think the visor would get annoying. Does anyone wear a road helmet that rides mountain bikes? any suggestions/experience would be appreciated.

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  2. AmpedCycle

    AmpedCycle New Member

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    I ride both and I just ordered the sweep xc with the visor. I've always liked having a visor, from blocking sticks to giving me more shade. Forget what the roadies say about the visor thing. They're just lame. Ha!
     
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    I think I'm getting the sweep r. on ebay they're selling for around US$80 with shipping, and the sweep xc's are running about US$30 more. I just don't think that the visor will make that much of a difference for me since right now I am going without a helmet and don't find any problem with the sun being in my eyes.
     
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    AmpedCycle New Member

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    I'd get a visor. Just warning you. Sun and stick block... think about it.
     
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    dbleoh7 New Member

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    i ride in the evenings while the sun is setting, so i dont have to deal with the bright sun, and about 95% of the trails i ride are not in very tree heavy areas as i live in north dakota and go in the badlands.
     
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    In an episode of the "Lance Chronicles" his Giro Helmet showed up at his training camp. Lance was happy to receive his special helmet with a visor for training. I use the Sweep and I love it. Super light and excellent airflow. If I'm riding in the mid day sun, I'll wear a cap underneath. Personally, I like the visor effect.
     
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