Peaks on Pro Cyclists' Helmets

by bendt1   September 29, 2010  

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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it isn't fashionable. but you could justify it by saying that it makes your helmet less aero, or heavier...


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posted by Dave Atkinson [7830 posts]
30th September 2010 - 10:56


because wearing a cycling cap under your helmet is cooler Smile

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posted by roadracedave [75 posts]
30th September 2010 - 11:15


they wear sunglasses. and a cap with a peak under helmet when wet.

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posted by Fringe [1095 posts]
30th September 2010 - 11:16


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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posted by simonmb [360 posts]
30th September 2010 - 11:19


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.

posted by miffed [169 posts]
30th September 2010 - 11:56


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.

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posted by sponging-machine [108 posts]
6th October 2010 - 3:19