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those silly wind deflectors for your ears... got some?(9 posts)

those silly wind deflectors for your ears... got some?shawndoggy
Jul 25, 2002 11:49 AM
Remember those spock-like devices to mount to your helmet straps that kinda went over your ears? They got a really good review or two from some mags in the early 90s, but were apparently too dorky to catch on (that's what I always thought -- what kinda nerd would use those). But I've been doing some long climbs / fast decents lately and it sure would be nice to be able to hear the huge 4X4 right on my wheel rather than just the WOOOOOOSH of going 50 mph.

So do those thingies still exist? More importantly did they (do they) work?
get an earband from PerformanceColnagoFE
Jul 25, 2002 12:08 PM
They cover your ears and fit inside a helmet easily. Keep my ears warm all winter long.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=14030
nah, I'm talking about something that helps you HEAR.shawndoggy
Jul 25, 2002 12:13 PM
My ears are plenty warm... it's summer! Don't think the earband enhances my ability to hear on descents.... though I've never paid attention either. Does it do that in addition to keeping my ears warm?
The Whisper 2000?Shad
Jul 25, 2002 12:22 PM
You can hear the chicks when they comment, "He's sooo good looking!"
remember the commercial? "awesome, TOTALLY AWESOME" nmshawndoggy
Jul 25, 2002 12:23 PM
Rox Dog Earz?Shad
Jul 25, 2002 12:19 PM
I bought a pair this past spring just for the heck of it because I was having problems with a too thick headband and a chin strap I cut too short. I was able to get them at cost from the QBP catalog. The are dorky, but they do work well for keeping your ears warm. They are also easy to take off while riding. They will decrease your ability to hear vs. nothing at all though. I've used them in addition to an ear band when I need extra warmth. (<10 degrees.)

I see branfordbike has them:

http://www.branfordbike.com/helmet/helmet2.html
Nope, not those either... they were these plastic thingies...shawndoggy
Jul 25, 2002 12:22 PM
that you cliped onto the helmet straps that supposedly deflected wind around your ears so you could hear better on descents. Like you know when you are doing 35+ and you turn your head sideways a little and you can hear a lot better because all that air isn't whilring around your ears? I think they were supposed to do that, but without requiring you to turn your head sideways.
Pantani should hire Derik Fisher as personal aerodynamics traineelviento
Jul 25, 2002 12:46 PM
...r.
Swedish ear bags. Keep ears warm, allows sound penetration (nm)zeke
Jul 26, 2002 6:41 AM