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I've noticed that helmets for off-road use appear to have the chin jutting out, while street helmets don't. What purpose does the chin jutting out serve?

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Here's my guess:

* more "crush zone" cause we crash - a lot

* less need for aerodynamics vs steet-use

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I agree. I would also think it might have something to do with ventilation and protection from roost. Roost hurts on the face so that would be my guess.

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Another reason could be the eye protection of each. Street uses a flip up/down visor built into the helmet. Off-road uses goggles. Can you imagine the distortion of a street visor that was shaped to match up to a dirt helmet? The dirt helmet shape does conform more closely to a human face which is a good thing for a faceplant, not that I would know :cry:

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