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John the Monkey

Frivolous Cyclist
I ride a road bike, and I keep the peak, personally, it keeps rain out of my eyes (a bit).

Steve Austin

The Marmalade Kid
if you are low in the drops, and you have a peak, you have to arch your neck more to see ahead. ie you have to tilt your head to almost horizontal to see ahead, which isn't nice


Legendary Member
I think steve has hit it on the head,but i also thought this impact twist ,might have something to do with it?


Legendary Member
A couple of years ago I was cycling with someone who came off their bike going down a very steep hill. His helmet did a good job of protecting his head, but he must have landed on the peak because it was forced off the helmet and pushed into his eyebrow cutting it open badly enough to need stitches.

I've had my peak off ever since - though I miss it sometimes, particularly when you get the low winter sun.


I thought it was a part of the packaging, to make it fill the square box without rattling around in transit? Surely you're not meant to KEEP it on?

Andy in Sig

Vice President in Exile
It sounds like there's a gap in the market for a helmet with a cloth peak so that you could fold it up out of the way when on the drops and bring it down when needed. If it were made out of cloth it could be pretty big and so do a good job with rain and sun etc.


New Member
Neither did mine. If I want a peak I just wear a cycling cap underneath that way I can flip the peak up if I'm on the drops for long or whatever... plus a cap soaks up sweat and holds the rain off better IME.
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