- Humour me – helmets with removable peaks
Having managed to land on my head twice, I figure it’s best to replace my current lid.
Now I know the best helmet is one that will fit my head, but before I start trawling round the LBS’ trying them on, can anyone offer suggestions for a helmet with a removable peak/visor in the £50-75 price range.
(I’m one of those fashion victims that thinks a visor gets in the way on the road bike, but a peakless helmet on an MTB just looks wrong to me. And I’m too tight to buy one of each!)Posted 7 years agoColemanMember
How about a Giro Athlon from those nice guys at Planet X?Posted 7 years agospooky_b329Subscriber
Another vote for the Bell Sweep. The fit is a little different, the Bells seem to fit my head better. (wider?) It suits me as the shape fits and there is minimal padding.
There is (or was) a road version, and an MTB version with a peak. The peak is removeable, so the MTB version is the same as the road version, but a different colour.Posted 7 years agoepo-aholicMember
i have a top of the range Bell Volt in Medium with removable peak thats sat in its box never used as it ‘doesn’t suit me’, sad i know but if you could stretch your budget a bit? Bought it on a whim, looked great in the pics but doesn’t sit right on my head, i should’ve stuck to MET helmets!Posted 7 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
Just bought Met crossover for the same reasons as you OP. Worn twice so far and very comfortable. Looks good with and without lid. Very god value IMO.Posted 7 years agoAndyPMember
’cause it helps keep flies out my eyes in the summer and mud out my face in the winter.Posted 7 years ago
Forgive me, I’m a cynic who doesn’t see the point of peaks in the first place. But… It keeps the mud out of your eyes?? A peak is *above* your eyeline, right? Where do you ride? I’ve never seen it *rain* mud before.johnnystormSubscriber
I have a Spesh Tactic and a Giro Phase. Both have removable peaks that should pop on and off without too much hassle. Both £30 half price from Evans/On-one respectively. The Tactic looks “bigger” on and you have the joy of wearing a “shiny red helmet”. The Giro looks smaller but it appears the same physical size.
Phase at On-one:Posted 7 years ago
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