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    open face Helmet with a bar

    Hi,
    I would like an open face helmet, but with a metal bar across the chin, kinda like a football helmet.
    I do have a full face helmet, but I really don't like the lack of peripheral vision in traffic, and I'm sure I wouldn't want to face-plant in a crash with a open face helmet.

    I would buy one in a flash, but my guess the DOT standards would never allow it.

    any thoughts?

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    I use a modular style helmet. I like the versatility.
    One of the moderators will move this thread to the Gear section later on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cam_on_van_isle View Post
    Hi,

    I do have a full face helmet, but I really don't like the lack of peripheral vision in traffic, and I'm sure I wouldn't want to face-plant in a crash with a open face helmet.
    Not sure a 3/4 helmet will give you better peripheral vision.
    I would shop for a full face or modular with the widest opening.
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    Found this statement on the internet.

    There's no doubt that if you have ridden years without a helmet and suddenly switch to a full-face helmet, you'd likely feel like your vision was hindered. However, at the same time, all DOT-compliant helmets are required to provide at least 210-degree vision, which is a large enough angle to see nearly anything coming your way.

    Your peripheral vision is roughly 180 degrees, which means a helmet is likely not going to affect your vision while riding. Instead, it just takes time getting used to having something on your coconut.
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    Nolan made a helmet with a removable bar to make it a 3/4. I bought one and enjoyed the view. I later replaced it with a modular which works better for me although the Nolan had a better field of view.

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