Originally Posted by Jrjoyce2007
Soon to take a coast to coast trip, with most of the trip in the west, hanging around the grand canyon and utah trails. Off road is going to be a factor. Wee Strom is going to be the weapon of choice, but, the helmet.... Do street helmets preform ok on the dirt? Goggles are the biggest decision factor i suppose. Should I just get a dirt oriented helmet for the whole ride? I don't know how keen I am on taking one of each, BUT that may be my best option.
You'll not be off road, but rather on dirt roads. Street helmet is fine. I ride all through that area and much of it dirt roads aboard a Yamaha 250 dual sport or a KTM 690. I use either a Shoie Hornet dual sport helmet or a Nolan street helmet. They have face shields so I don't use goggles at all. If I was with a large group and there was a lot of dust I might use goggles.
MX style helmets have a sharp chinbar that grabs the turbulence on the highways. Plus they are noisy.