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BHSI.org says the following: Did you drop it hard enough to crack the foam? Replace. For starters, most people are aware that you must replace a helmet after any crash where your head hit. The foam part of a helmet is made for one-time use, and after crushing once it is no longer as protective as it was, even if it still looks intact. Bear in mind ...


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"Women's" helmet is a pure marketing feature. All helmets have to pass the same safety standards and if it fits wear it. Most helmet models come in at least 2 or 3 sizes. You should be able to find a helmet in the size that fits your head diameter. All the major manufacturers make helmets for every head size from 2 year olds to XL for adults. Every helmet ...


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One purpose of a visor is to shield the sun like a baseball cap. There are many factors: Wind resistance is not as big a factor on a mountain bike (slower speeds). The more upright position on a mountain bike puts a visor more into play. On a road bike the rider is leaning forward and facing down and the visor can even block forward view. A visor ...


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I wish they had them 20 years ago when I was much younger and rode much more difficult terrain, with much less respect (aka fear) than I now have. (I ride mostly technical XC, not downhill). As far a protection goes, if the choice is a traditional light weight helmet or one like this, you will be better off with this. It is not an alternate to a down hill ...


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Pretty much all bike-related lights for helmets are mounted with velcro straps. My mate was riding in full-face helmet with lights on helmet. He had vents on top of the helmet and mounted the lights through the vents. Worked just fine. We use Light and Motion for "battery in the pack, light on the head" set up. If you are planning a DH in the dark, I ...


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The only helmets with built-in light mounts I know of are by Bell, which can mount the Blackburn Flea. I don't know if any of them are full-face. The Flea is pretty useless for offroad riding, it's too dim. Lights usually mount up with velcro straps through the vents. When I was racing my MTB after dark Ay-Ups were common - small, extremely bright, and a ...


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An electric bike which helps you uphill will lower-down the effort leading into less sweating. I tested two of them and the feel is quite natural – it automatically adds power when you step into pedals a little more while let you just ride if you want to go calm.


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Use a good antiperspirant Don't cycle in your work clothes, carry them separately Wear sports clothing designed to wick moisture away and evaporate it quickly Use panniers rather than carrying a bag or rucksack on you Ease off 5 mins before you arrive Go slow :)


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I have had the same problem for a long time. You need 2 things to significantly lessen sweatiness. First, you have to get a headband. A lot of tennis players, like Rafa Nadal wear them. You can use a bandana if you hold it like a diamond and then fold it down and tie it around your head. You can use a 70's era John McEnroe type elastic headband, too, ...


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No answer mentions your fitness/cardio level. As mentioned by most answers, the faster you go, the more you sweat. But you'll also notice that the less you are in shape, the more you sweat. Take anyone who's obese on a short walk, and you'll see them sweat 5 minutes later even though you're probably just getting warmed up. If you exercise with a great ...


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I've solved my problem by putting an electric motor (BionX) on my trike. I work inside a dairy cooler in Florida, so getting to work wet was a huge problem. About 2 weeks after I got the motor installed, I forgot to unplug before pulling out of the garage and yanked the cord and half of the fuse holder out of the charger. Over a year later, I still ...


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In addition to Velcro mounting, some lights attach with rubber, such as the two Night Rider lights I use (one is removed to show the attachment): The battery pack goes in my road shirt back pocket, using an extension lead. I have used helmet mounted lights since I started building my own 20+ years ago (had these ones for a couple of years). As said in ...


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Many helmets are offered in various sizes. Often the cheaper helmets will only come in one size. This is an example of a helmet offered in 3 sizes Bell Lumen. Many of the helmets also offers an adjustable band. A mountain bike helmet should work fine for commuting.


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You could try leaving earlier, maybe before the day heats up. Granted that during the summer this means a very early start, but at certain times of the year it can mean pleasantly cool morning air and maybe less traffic. Look at the forecast and aim to wear clothing that makes you feel slightly too cold at the start of your journey, while carrying a few ...



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