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Sweat ???(4 posts)

Sweat ???Mack
Jul 19, 2002 8:57 PM
OK, this is probably a stupid newbie question, but this is my first summer of cycling and I haven't yet figured out what to do about the massive amounts of sweat constantly rolling out from under my helmet and behind my Tayo's and into my eyes. I spend most of my ride removing my glasses, wiping my eyes, putting them back, and so on. Even though the Tayo's are vented they don't seem to let enough air in to clear the sweat.

What do you guys do about this?
Get a headbandmickey-mac
Jul 19, 2002 9:12 PM
You need to find something absorbent that you can wear under your helmet: sweatband, headsweat, cycling cap, etc. If you do a search on this board, you'll probably run across a few recent discussions in which the merits of different types of headbands were discussed. Good luck.
Jul 20, 2002 7:32 AM
I also recommend a headband. I fit my helmets with the headband in place, i.e. they're too loose without so I always wear one. In fact in summer I carry an extra and trade them out every hour or so on hot days.

I recommend against the tennis-type band you'll find in general sporting goods stores. IMO they are much too thick to get a snug fit with the helmet. A better choice is the cotton band sold in packs of three at Performance. Some have had good luck with Headsweats, also Halo headbands, but they cost much more and are in my experience limited in effectiveness. Mine still get saturated just like the cheapie bands and then let loose a gusher on the eyes...
re: Sweat ???JimP
Jul 20, 2002 1:43 PM
I was using a headband but have changed to the Headsweat "do rag" this year. The headband worked well but I started to get sunburn stripes on top of my head so I bought a coolmax Headsweat. It actually works better than the plain headband and fits under the helmet better.