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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:47 pm 
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Do people think a (cheap) bucket style helmet would be beneficial over a regular road helmet for a long-ish TT? I'll be riding with the head down pretty much all of the time, so my regular Kask K10 is not in the intended position at all.

Something like this?
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PS: No I don't mind it looking out of place, that's part of the fun. Will not be a hot day either. It's only like 15 quid on sale, and I would keep it for commuting/errands.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:11 pm 
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Why not just tape your regular helmet vents unless you want to be that guy.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:11 pm 
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Edit: Found that there's a thread already, there you go viewtopic.php?f=3&t=106811
Mods feel free to merge/delete this one.

My concern is not so much about the vents, but how helmet is facing the wind when the head is tucked. The rather pronounced spoiler in the rear catches a lot of air that could just go straight over your neck and back in a low position.

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About being "that guy", well, it is a fun event (as are all my "races") to slug it out with my mates. Of course there's always a few heros and the occasional pro setting scary times, but that doesn't detract from the fun part.

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