Goggles and P1sspot helmets as seen on the cover of ST mag.
I “rocked” this look during the recent snow, and as you might expect it’s pretty impractical. If you get goggles with a silicone strip on the band then they will stay put OK, no need for retainer loops, but they mist up as soon as you have to go uphill. You’ll also be constantly cleaning them if you ride in shitty conditions, unless you want to make like the wannabe racers at uplift days and leave piles of tear-offs by the side of the trail.Posted 8 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
xc-steve – Member
What makes people think this looks good?! You just look like an idiot! either wear a full face helmet and goggles or p-pot and glasses don’t mix the two! Soon people will be saying socks and sandals are a good idea!
I am trying to decide if you are a troll or not. 😐Posted 8 years agowalleaterMember
Well if you are totally shredding the gnu, you’d be wearing a full face helmet (and goggles depending on the weather), but if you are in a more XC frame of mind you wouldn’t want to wear a FF unless you are a bit paranoid, and why on earth would you want to wear goggles on an XC ride? What’s wrong with clear glasses / inner tube on fork / Crudcatcher / blinking a bit?Posted 8 years ago
Careful – here comes an opinion. Personally I think the goggles and potty combo looks hilarious. If and when the need for it arises my mates and I frequently laugh at each other.
However, sometimes ones riding cant simply be categorised into just xc/or downhill or any other neat little box. When I’m not riding proper DH courses I normally wear my pot. It’s my only other helmet. I like the protection it provides, it’s cheap to replace and I’m not overly worried about ventialtion 11 months of the year.
Occaisionally one might engage in some very long very fast, descents where wind, insects, roost and all manner of flying crap and be a hazzard. Hence the goggles.
What about glasses I hear you say? Well, I had a pair, I fell off and they broke. They were very expensive and supposedly very very resiliant. In practice they were not, they didnt even stop the wind getting in my eyes on many occaisions. So Im not wasting any more money on them. Goggles are cheaper, more robust and completely stop your eyes from streaming when the going gets very very fast and the shit starts to fly. Glasses dont.
Goggles are no more difficult to clean, the lenses are cheap to replace, they protect more of your face and if they break who cares. Take them off on the climbs.Posted 8 years ago
That’s fair Gnar Gnar I agree practily there is some use however my cheep glasses do just as good a job as my goggles do without the added bonus of random bits of dirt/mud flying around inside them!
Having said that I’m sure alot of the “pro” “monster crew” riders supporting this look are just doing it because they think its a good look! 😕Posted 8 years agomattsccmMember
No quite a piss pot but close , my Protec is really one with a peak. I do on rare occasions use goggles. Only some where like Afan where a long fast descent in the cold or rain makes my eyes water. Always thought it was a bit pratish til I went out with amet and his fast teenage son who of courseis trendy and doesn’t laugh at this sort of thing. Bloody good idea. Can’t see why yuou would need them going up any more than clear glasses. Been wearing goggles for 30 years trail riding although I am in the minority taking them off at slow speeds. Decent goggles , I use double lens ones don’t steam up unless you are really sweaty. It works. I don’t use a FF lid, not where I ride. Eg CC down hill at the bestPosted 8 years agomattsccmMember
sorry if the overall image doesn’t appeal. I know, I’ll dig out my turquoise Caratti shoes, purple top and wool Campag tights to enhance the image. Maybe borrow my mates polystyrene helmet complete with lycra cover with multi colour splashes on it.Posted 8 years ago
Oh yeah why can’t we have an English spell checker on this forum.
Colour is right you nasty little americans.
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