Difference between Road and Mountain helmet?

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  1. Rudy

    Rudy New Member

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    May sounds like a stupid question but what's the difference? any functional difference?

    Is it just look? one with a visor (mountain) and one without?

    Reasons I asked is because most mountain helmets look better on my coconut.

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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    The mountin helmut should have the drop down Oxygen Mask in the visor. :D
     
  3. Rudy

    Rudy New Member

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    Oxygen is not a bad thing...God knows I need it.
     
  4. StartTday

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    Road helmets are more aero and have more ventilation.
     
  5. flipper

    flipper New Member

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    From what I've read/heard, road helmets are designed to ventilate out the back for higher speed while MTB helmets ventilate more out the top, and so the vents are laid out differently.
     
  6. WP33

    WP33 New Member

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    Heard wrong

    Nope

    There is no difference in many helmets, save the visor. Bell and Giro both do this, and I'm sure many other manufacturers do as well.

    /Wears a MTB helmet on his road bike
    //Who cares?
    ///Wear what you want, man
     
  7. Rudy

    Rudy New Member

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    Well....I just bought another mountain helmet because it fits me best. I also realized now that both of my helmets are MTB ...ad the road helmets just look big and ugly on my coconut.
     
  8. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    I hope i'm not stating the obvious here,
    Mountin Helmet = a condom.... :p
    Rode Helmet = a used condom... :eek:
     
  9. boudreaux

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    Mt bikers have smaller brains.
     
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