Prepare the helmet when biking in the mountain during wet weather

There is lots of rain these days but there is no reason to stop your journey with your bike. The followings are some tips on prepare your full coverage helmet for mountain biking during wet weather.

Top tips

Every mountain biker will have their useful tips for surviving any severe weather. Since 2002, Rich Thomas’s been taking part in many bike races that go downhill mountains. And he has known much art riding and how to deal with all kinds of weathers from Saint-Anne to Mountain Ash.

The top advice of Rich below could keep both of your eyes focusing on the road, keep your total vision clear and keep your fingers absolutely off the bike brakes. There will be a simple solution that helps use the helmet to prevent mud and water spraying to your eyes. This tip should be used as you are riding in the super wet weather, maybe you could face tear-offs and a rip-and-roll system. It also works for not only racing but also shredding along with other buddies. It can work on a trail helmet or full-face one.

You will need:

  • An old goggle lens that you no longer need it.
  • A drill bit (3mm) and a power drill.
  • The peak of your full coverage helmet or the spare peak of yours.
  • Nut (2×3 mm) and bolts.
  • A few sticky tapes that are in black color.

Rich says:

In case the weather is really wet, he often attaches his lens to his helmet peak. That is really helpful as it is raining and can help avoid the roost and rain from his back wheel splashing to his goggles. The lens needs to be transparent so that you are not hindered and have a clear vision. Buying one is really easy and cheap and it is also light enough to feel convenient.

He always spares a peak so he arranges it in his helmet bag then use it when the bad weather comes. It is really easy and quick to setup so in case you do not own any spare peak you will not waste lots of time.

There are three ways of attaching your lens to the peak:

  • Tie lens can be zipped.
  • Taping it on is another way but this will require lots of the lens so that it can overlap with your peak? But in this way, lots of benefits can be lost. Be careful with the wind blowing off your taped lens and thus, lose it.
  • Drilling 2 hole in the peak and 2 holes in the lens is the best method. Next, you bolt your lens back onto the peak. You can whip off and on really quickly. Besides, just some more small pieces of the lens in order to overlap your peak, it will be definitely secure and looks so pro.

In sum,

Those are some top tips on setting up your helmet before going out for the bike trip during wet weather.


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