RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - General


Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )


Another Helmet topic(5 posts)

Another Helmet topicbobwill
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.
No problem.Matno
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?

-Jeff
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....