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Peaks on Helmet(11 posts)

Peaks on HelmetBrit
Mar 1, 2002 9:11 AM
Is it acceptable for a roadie to wear a peak on his/her helmet?
re: Peaks on HelmetElefantino
Mar 1, 2002 9:23 AM

You mean like a Giro E2 instead of a Pneumo? They both have peaks, one more pronounced.

I have never heard of a case where a roadie has been harmed, harrassed or otherwise kept from riding because of helmet peaks.

But then, I want to wear pink.

re: Peaks on HelmetAndy M-S
Mar 1, 2002 9:47 AM
I think the word you want is "visor"--the part that's supposed to provide a little shade/eye protection. Most helmets with visors do seem to be marketed toward MTBers, and if you're riding hard (with your head down) a visor does tend to cut off your line of sight a bit.

But if you're not going to be hammering that way, there's no reason not to wear a visor. Some fashion fascists MAY give you a hard time, but that's about it.
re: Peaks on HelmetElefantino
Mar 1, 2002 10:20 AM
Giro Pneumo, road top of the line, has a visor. Maybe they want to change the dynamic.

Yes, "Peak" is Brit-speak...MikeC
Mar 1, 2002 10:20 AM
...for the shade device at the front of a hat or cap. We Yanks usually refer to them as "visors" in the case of helmets, and "bills" when they're on a baseball-style hat.
Or as Winston said ....McAndrus
Mar 1, 2002 11:07 AM
Or as Winston Churchill once said, "Two peoples separated by a common language."
Seeing better is always acceptable; please see below:128
Mar 1, 2002 11:59 AM
Always form over function. Unless you're a stylie man.
When the sun is low, I wear a Bruins lid (cap, hat with visor/peak) under my incredibly ugly helmet, and lo; I can see better into the light.

And if you wear a NASCAR T-shirt over your tight lycra, those friendly pickups will stay off your back too!

Gotta play to the crowd....
"Acceptable" is what works for youcory
Mar 1, 2002 12:07 PM
The American term is "visor." I have them on all my helmets, and I appreciate them because they keep the sun out of my eyes going to work in the morning and coming home at night. Never occurred to me to wonder if they were "acceptable." I don't think you should spend much time thinking about it, either.
Sorry! VISOR then :o)Brit
Mar 1, 2002 1:07 PM
I'm a Brit living in Seattle. I just bought a Pneumo and wondered if I should fit the VISOR or not.
I am using onecyclopathic
Mar 3, 2002 6:43 AM
just because I can't pull that darn thing off!
It does cut down the vision when I go on aerobars or on downhills and it is pretty annoying.
On a bright side it protects eyes from sun and headwind.

Try it it may work for you. Certainly it'll get attention from style Nazis
re: Peaks on Helmetbikenut
Mar 1, 2002 1:33 PM
If it works for you, why not? The only negative I've heard about them was from a friend who races mountain bikes. She tells the story of a guy who did a face plant during a race and had his nose nearly severed by his visor. This was a couple years ago so they may be using softer material now.