Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Queensland, Australia
Re: Newbie with gear questions
For a grand you should get some decent gear.
Bike helmets are vented and most visors are coated to prevent fogging. When you're stopped, you can just crack the visor.
Some people choose to put a tinted visor on their helmet, but these are no good for night riding. They then have to change to a clear visor for that. My preference is to have a clear shield and just wear sunglasses when it's bright.
Online will be cheaper, but you'll need to know what size fits your melon, which is where shops come in handy. Head to a shop, find the make, model, size etc, then shop online for a better price.
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