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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:40 am 
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Does anyone have recommendations on the best way to protect a bald scalp from the sun? When I wear a cap underneath the helmet, my sunglasses fog on climbs on hot days. Skin cancer concerns aside, sunburned patches patterned like helmet vents are cosmetically undesirable.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:00 am 
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Or get a piece, just for riding if that's what you want. Since this is WW, make the hair short in order to save weight.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:09 am 
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Headsweats works for me. :noidea:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:20 am 
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Move to the UK, you'd only have to worry about burning your bonce about 3 days a year! :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:27 am 
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As my hair is getting thinner over the years I would love to have a cycling cap made of super thin fabric, to wear under the helmet. Unfortunately all I've got are cotton.

Castelli has a skullcap for hot days, but I never tried it. http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/480/

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:35 am 
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Mesh on the top allows for lots of airflow,
The product description doesn't state how effectively it protects against the sun. "Mesh" sounds suspicious regarding the amount of protection.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:54 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Mavic and others have light summer underhelmet caps, similar to UV protective sunsleeves. Rudy Project helmets have a mesh underneath the helmet vents which may (or may not) help protect :noidea:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:46 pm 
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wassertreter wrote:
As my hair is getting thinner over the years I would love to have a cycling cap made of super thin fabric, to wear under the helmet. Unfortunately all I've got are cotton.

Castelli has a skullcap for hot days, but I never tried it. http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/480/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Rapha makes a super lightweight cap for extra hot days, but I have yet to try it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:11 pm 
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Being follicly challenged, I have tried a number of these. The castelli beanie is very nice and pretty cool, but the all time best one is the Assos Robofoil. Very breathable and light.


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HTC-Highroad rider Danny Pate says he taped up some of the vents on his helmet not so much to defend against the cold but rather to protect from sunburn.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:11 pm 
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Here's an example of what I use:

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10 ... 1___202513

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:27 am 
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Another Headsweats user here, and not because I have a bare scalp (buzz cut in my case).

I find the Headsweats keeps sweat out of my eyes, and also prevents the pads in my helmet from becoming completely soaked and dripping at the end of a ride.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:53 am 
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+1 on the sweatstopper skullcap. I am not bald, but definitely thinning. I find this thing does a great job of keeping the sun off and also works well to keep sweat out of my eyes. I don't feel noticeably warmer when wearing it... not matter how warm the temperature.

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