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    Helmet ?

    I noticed that the MT bike specific helmets do not have the aerodynamic point back sides.
    Is this b/c they do not need the aerodynamics of roadie helmets?
    Is this because you fall on your head more and that extended back side of helmet could cause neck injuries?
    Is this to bettter duck under branches?
    Is this just to be different and it really does not matter?

    Buying new helmet and thinking of either the Giro Animas or Hex?

    God Bless

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    El Pollo Diablo
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    we don't need the aerodynamic fanciness that they do, plus we're more likely to hit the back of our heads.

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    Mountain Bikes for the most part are ridden slower than road bikes so the mountain helmets are designed to alow the heat to radiate out of the top of the helmet. Road helmets are designed for the air to primarily flow from the front to the back of the helmet. The Animas has a little more venting and the new Hex has more coverage like the Xen

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    i still like the decibel from specialized. the vents are huge and work well on the road and in the woods. maybe not enough rear coverage for non-xc uses but it's super comfortable and i love it. that said i have an older specialized telluride(sadly a discontinued model) that i use fairly often off road as i don't want to risk my decibel doing something dumb.
    mtbr says you should know: i work in a bike shop.
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