Originally Posted by trdNick
Is it overkill to wear my dirtbike helmet while riding trails? I have it so why spend 50-100$ on a helmet. Am I crazy
Protection-wise its not overkill, but you will suffer in the comfort/weight category. I was in the same boat a while back, when I was stepping up from riding dirt jumps to more gnarly slope style/free ride with a lot of BIG gaps. Jumps with a lot of consequence. I just couldn't go hard in my regular old lid knowing the potential damage I could suffer. I also ride Moto so I thought "what the hell I'll just rock my full face Moto lid". Not a great choice. While it's fine for Mx, the helmets are just way too heavy, hot and constrictive for riding MTB.
Invest the $ and get a good quality full face lid if you're doing some serious riding. It's your brain after all, can't put a price tag on that