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Old 01-25-2014, 02:57 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Grinnin View Post
Very odd that black gear is "normal" and light-colored helmets and bright gear must be defended. Some posts say that it shows dirt more.

Do you believe that black gear helps you ride more safely? Why are you scared to wear non-conforming colors?
While there is a segment of the riding community that puts fashion and image above all else, in general black gear is simply practical as it doesn't show road grime which builds up quickly, especially if you're a daily rider, and typically riding gear can't just be thrown in a washing machine. I do have some high-viz gear but rarely use it for that reason.
That it doesn't seem to make any real difference is a secondary consideration, not a justification to not use it. Personally, I prefer additional lighting as it works better in more conditions than high-viz
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