Road Or Mountain Bike Helmet – Which One Do You Choose?

Whether you are riding a road bike or a mountain bike, then you definitely need to wear a helmet for security purposes. A fantastic helmet can protect your mind from the sun and from any accidents.

But even that rule has been scraped now. For safety purposes, all racing events (mountain and road bicycles alike) should take place with helmets – no exceptions. If a driver is found with no helmet, he or she will be disqualified.

Do you still should wear a mountain bike helmet reviews? Common sense informs us that the helmet will help safeguard our head in the event of an crash. Still, many riders take this issue lightly and fail to put on helmets while riding.


On a road bike, the bicycle is traveling in a higher rate. During downhill descents, rate reach up to 100 kph. That is as fast as a motor vehicle! A crash can lead to serious injuries or in the worst case scenario, may even be deadly. There are so many riders blogging about their crashes, and most were simply glad that they had their helmets on if they crashed. They kept their broken helmets as souvenirs. They can show off their “scars” for their friends.

You will shocked when you see those pictures of the helmets because in most cases, the back of the helmet cracked. That means if you are not wearing a helmet, your head will absorb the entire force of this impact. And any powerful impact to the rear of the mind can only spell disaster. Therefore don’t take this lightly, wear your helmet when you ride.

If you do not have one, how can you select a good helmet? Most helmets are analyzed in labs to be able to cushion a solid impact during an accident. But, better quality helmets offer more comfort and decrease drag.

If you ride a road bike, stick to a street bike helmet. Road helmets are built more aerodynamically to decrease wind resistance. The frontal area of the helmet is more pointed so that wind travels smoothly to the back of the head. Besides, you will look better in a road helmet.

But if you already have a mountain bike helmet, you might only want to use the same helmet, particularly if you’re into leisure riding. Unless, of course, your mountain bike helmet is a full face helmet. Then you need to get something else. You certainly don’t wish to wear a full face helmet when riding a road bike. A full face helmet can prevent injuries to the surface whenever you’re riding in tough terrain on a mountain bicycle.


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