What’s the difference between bike helmets?

Are more expensive helmets safer?

Safety standards/certifications are exactly the same for all bike helmets regardless of price, however, the expensive helmet will most likely be made from better quality materials, may weigh less, have better ventilation, have additional features and look more appealing than its cheaper counterpart.

How do I know my helmet size?

SIZING: To measure your head size, wrap a tape measure horizontally around your forehead. Select the helmet that is the closest fit to that size. A helmet should fit snug on your head. If it moves while wearing, it is too large.

What is the best cycling helmet brand?

Best cycling helmets to buy today

  • Bern Macon 2.0. …
  • Smith Trace. …
  • POC Octal. …
  • Lazer Blade Helmet. …
  • Kask Mojito Bike Helmet. …
  • Specialized S-Works Prevail. Best affordable cycling helmet for racers. …
  • Giro Vanquish. Best high-end helmet with integrated shades. …
  • Bell Zephyr MIPS. Comfortable commuter helmet with lots of room for adjustment.

Are bike helmets worth it?

According to a 1989 study in the New England Journal of Medicine, riders with helmets had an 85% reduction in their risk of head injury and an 88% reduction in their risk of brain injury. … Nearly every study of hospital admission rates, helmeted cyclists are far less likely to receive serious head and brain injuries.

Do bicycle helmets go bad?

The government testing body in the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recommends replacing a bicycle helmet every five to 10 years. … And many manufacturers tell you to get rid of your helmet after as little as three years.

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