Question Off road helmets

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  1. Clint Skiles

    Clint Skiles New Member

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    So besides looking cooler, what's the advantage of wearing an off-road helmet on a Mootang? There must be one if all the pros wear them?

    I noticed on the motard track that I started to breath heavier than I ever did on a road bike on the track, mainly after the dirt section. Prolly mostly due to 'stress', cause I have zero off-roading experience.

    Will an off-road helmet make it easier to breath?

    How well do they protect you compared to 'normal' helmet on the road. The few off-road helmets I've tried on didn't seem anywhere near as snug and comfy as road helmets.
     
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  3. faffi

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    Welcome to the forum!

    You get more air, making you feel fresher, cooler and more easy to breathe. Also, the shadow/visor is great for keeping sun out of your eyes. There are helmets of all shapes and sizes, take your time to find a good fitting one. Protection is typically a bit less; thinner insulation, usually no face shield and the chin piece can get stuck in a rut. Like everything else, it is about compromises.
     
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    Yeah, what faffi said, it's all about the airflow. As you're not going to be travelling at 200km/h+, the peak and more open design won't be an issue.

    Oh, and welcome to the fray.
     
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  5. Miss Behave

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    I wouldn't recommend them if you're anaphylactic to bee stings, unless you get one with a full visor, and use it in the down position.
     
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  6. Miss Behave

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    BTW, Clint - welcome. I am partial to motards, though don't have one at the moment. Whatya got?
     
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    I can't believe I did it again.
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  8. faffi

    faffi A.S.A.N.

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    I think there are other reasons for lack of activity than your post, MB ;)
     
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