|Another Helmet topic||bobwill|
Mar 24, 2003 7:46 PM
|Two of the shops in my area just got in new Bell's over the weekend. I got a chance to try on the new Furio, and a Ghissala.
My question is, what's special about the difference between road and mountainbike helmets. MB helmets seem to have larger vents. Would there be any disadvantage, other than fashion to go with a Bell Influx with its larger, deeper vents and ride on the road with it? Thanks.
Mar 25, 2003 5:13 AM
|Usually the only real difference between the two is that mountain bike helmets come with a visor, which you would not want on a road bike (unless you have a VERY upright position!) Safety for both types of helmets is usually the same.|
|I was wondering the same, as I have a...||jtferraro|
Mar 25, 2003 7:53 AM
|Bell Fusion Rubicon Pro mtb helmet. It came w/a visor that I have removed. I use that helmet for both road & mtb but am debating putting the visor back on and using it exclusively for mtb, while buying a new road helmet like a Giro Pneumo or a Briko?
|Well they both work...||ChiFlyer|
Mar 25, 2003 9:01 AM
|I use a Bell Xray for Mountain biking...and just pulled the visor off for road riding. Eventually I bought a Ghisallo, which has the same fitting system as the Xray, and use it for road riding. The difference between the two is the number of vents and the sizes of them. I don't really think there is much, if any, difference in the protection they offer (both models meeting protection standards).|
|Weight and number of vents...||DINOSAUR|
Mar 25, 2003 9:49 AM
|Lot of guys ride with MB helmets with the visors removed...whatever works for you....|| |