Monday, April 27, 2009
helmets are an...
important part of any ride. from quick trips to the store, to long road rides, to an easy day in the saddle on the tow path, to epic mountain bike rides. you need a helmet.
these are two new models from bell and giro.
first up; the bell volt. this is their race helmet. it comes with a detachable visor, so it either works great as a road or mountain helmet. amazing ventilation, light weight, and the most comfortable bell helmet that i've put on. the way that the vents are designed, really keep the head cool and comfortable during the ride. if you want/need only one helmet for both mountain and road...this is it.
next is the giro athlon. this is their high end mountain helmet. this is a slimmer design than their xen, and lighter weight. again; these vents are amazing at keeping the head cool on those hot days in the saddle.
why go more high end on the helmet? first; better ventilation. keeping you cooler, keeps you more relaxed, and enjoying the ride. second; weight. lighter the helmet, again the more comfortable you are going to be. if you are not comfortable you are not going to enjoy the ride, and that is what it is all about.
remember...keep your brain safe.