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A lot of helmets come with peaks that seem to me to be very practical because they keep the sun out of your eyes and the rain of your face. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you never seem to see any of the pro peloton wearing them, does anyone know why this is?

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 6 years ago
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it isn't fashionable. but you could justify it by saying that it makes your helmet less aero, or heavier...

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roadracedave [72 posts] 6 years ago
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because wearing a cycling cap under your helmet is cooler  1

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Fringe [1047 posts] 6 years ago
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they wear sunglasses. and a cap with a peak under helmet when wet.

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simonmb [353 posts] 6 years ago
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it's the marketeers way of making us buy a helmet for a road bike AND for our mtbs. works a treat!

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miffed [162 posts] 6 years ago
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The peaks are primarily for mountain biking. I used to have a peak on my helmet but I couldnt see forward fully when on my drops. Also they look a bit funny unless you're mountain biking.

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sponging-machine [90 posts] 6 years ago
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As above, peak obscures vision when I'm on the drops. It's good for blocking sunshine/rain/branches on my mtb though.

I just have the one helmet and unclip the peak for road duties.