As you know, the cycle helmets of today have come a long, long way since the old leather three-bars of yesteryear.
But for the most part helmets now are light, cool, aerodynamic, and stylish. Pro, in fact. Have you ever thought about the way you wear your helmet? The dos, the don’ts, the how-tos. Whether you have or you haven’t, like it or not, here is GCN’s guide on
how to wear a helmet like a pro. If you want to look cool, like a pro, you have to have all of these key,
determining factors in place so make careful note of the following Sunglasses over or under straps? It’s a
simple one, this one, no margin for error you’re either under, or you’re over. To put it bluntly, you’re either wrong, or you’re right. Now, over the straps is the way to go. Just look at top pros for guidance. Even worse than going fully under the straps is a halfway house where one strap is over and the other is under, It’s often the result of putting glasses on in an emergency situation.
Don’t go there. Vents aren’t just to keep your
head cool. Legend has it that the best helmet architects carefully consider
the placement of said vents to support, by slottage, most top premium eyewear
brands. Peak up: Our very own Simon Richardson is an exponent of this particular look and that’s despite his constant pursuit of marginal
aerodynamic efficiencies. Because let’s face it, it flies in the face of any rational aerodynamic thinking. Is it just a matter of style over substance? But, to be fair to Simon, there are quite a few other pro riders that have adopted this style Sylvain Chavanel, Bradley Wiggins, and Philippe Gilbert, have all adopted this particular, quirky look. So, perhaps there is something in it, after all. But, this is look that I favor, and that we kind of favor, really. Firstly, it looks far more pro. Secondly, it’s more aerodynamic; thirdly, it’s
aesthetically superior, so there you have it – peak up, or peak down. What do you think?
(Peak down!) Vanilla: This minimal, simplistic, clutter-free style of helmet, worn in the optimal position. No shades, no caps, just your head and a helmet. The only message this style has to say is “I know how to wear a helmet.” Tick these boxes and you’re there: Clean, fitted, absence of front or rear or lateral slippage; straps neatly cut and sealed Color-coordinated, to the kit. Tick. Let’s face it, no one wants a dirty helmet. They can get smelly, infested with bacteria and fungus, and if you get close enough they look really unsightly. So don’t be a dirtbag, keep your cycling helmet clean so you don’t start to lose friends. So when should you go aero (aerodynamic)? Ultimately it’s up to you, though I suppose the cafe isn’t necessarily the most appropriate spot. If you are time trialing, it’s absolutely essential. An aero road helmet is a good idea if you are pursuing more speed on primarily flatter terrain.
Definitely, but say for warmer, hillier rides go with the vented option. This particular
puppy gives you the best of both worlds. Now, we alluded earlier on to needing to look after your cycling helmet. and if you’re interested in that, then we’ve got a video explaining just how you do it and if you click up there you get straight through to it we’ve got another cool video about choosing your helmet, it’s choosing your helmet like is it like a pro, or like Lloydy? It’s like Lloydy I think Oh Don’t let that deter you though, it’s still a good video It is And to subscribe, sorry, I think I stole your thunder! You certainly did, I was about to sort of, y’know, but doesn’t matter. Carry on No please, you go
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