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    Helmet With Visor Or Without

    Im am soon investing in a new helmet and was wondering what everyone thinks out of a visored helmet or a helmet with no visor???

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    Personal preference. Either one will work. What's important is proper fit.

    By the way, for what mtbiking discipline?

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    Sorry about that, and yes MTB

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    lycra=no visor
    baggies=visor
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I always run a visor

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    wish mine had one

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    I don't like the current trend towards visorless.....its like going from bi-pedal to hunched over again!

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    Helmets with no visors are usually worn by BMX... I mean Dirt Jumpers. They are very stylish when combined with girls jeans, t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. The other group that chooses the helmet with no visor are Neo-Hans-Rey extreme bikers that prefer the hardcore Delta Force look.

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    frankly...I can't live without a visor....if they only made helmets without visors, I'd always wear a cycling cap underneath the helmet. I'm always adjusting my visor up or down to keep glare down on rides late in the afternoon.....they're not just a fashion statement.




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    Visor. I've found it really, really useful for blocking the sun from getting in my eyes. Definitely go for it.
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    I've learned to like a visor. I just rode about 20 km mainly towards the setting sun and kept wishing I'd taken the visored helmet for some sunshade. I suppose a visor can sometimes keep twigs and stuff out of your face too, if your trail passes through some dense vegetation.

    I'd take a visorless helmet that fits great over a visored one that is uncomfortable, though.

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    visor. it looks cooler. end of story.

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    two very important reasons I couldn't live without the visor: blocking sun and blocking branches from hitting your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    lycra=no visor
    baggies=visor
    what he said
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    I like the vizor on my Giro Hex and on my Smith ski helmet. Problem is visor is often too short to make a huge difference,
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    My Giro has a visor that will adjust so its a win win. I usually wear it down to keep the sun out and catch the spider webs.

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    In addition to being able to adjust many.. you can also generally remove them too.
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    Visor
    As well as the sun and branches it also keeps rain off your glass or outa your eyes

    Screw fashion

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    It depends on if it's an All Mountain visor or an XC visor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    lycra=no visor
    baggies=visor
    what he said
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    Visor - what are you a roadie?!?

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