The bike helmet is designed to protect the head of a shock and attenuated impacts to the skull of a cyclist in falls. Even if the helmet is apparently not damaged, it can be fragile and cracked in places that are not visible. Ride with a helmet that has already received a shock can be very dangerous because no longer play a protective role.
– Visible deterioration
If you see with the naked eye deterioration of the helmet (small cracks, which straps snapped, things that come off ) it is very important to change the helmet. Only a good helmet can protect you effectively.
– After a few years
Depending on your practice and the number of outings, it is recommended to change the helmet if it gets too old (from 5 years if the state looks correct). A helmet may be too old elements and materials that age less well than others, especially if your headphones are stored in a cold or wet.
– Change in subject
If you want to address a cycling discipline different from what you are doing now, you will need a different helmet that will fit best in your new practice. (Example: transition from BMX biking, passage of the road bike to mountain biking).
– Other possible reasons
Many other reasons exist: simply the desire to change, the desire to have a helmet lighter, more design, more airy and so on.
Selection of helmets (Size of bicycle helmets and bike):
The helmet sizes are listed as “53-56cm” which is the minimum and maximum circumference of the head. To find your size, simply measure the head circumference, outline his head at the front, where it is wide, with a flexible meter.
– Choose a helmet for child
Choosing a helmet for child comes first by proper sizing. Indeed children grow up fast and many sizes available. Also make sure they have air holes and that they meet the standard which validates the quality of the bike helmet.
– Choose a helmet for city bike
The helmets for city bikes are usually relatively round and include many vents. Check that you can wash the helmet completely, or at least the inner parts detachable foam. Check the standards that validate the quality of the product.
– Select a road bike helmet
Once the size of your head circumference well defined, it remains only to be careful about certain things: the presence of vents, the method of washing the helmet standards and possibly the weight of the helmet if you are looking for a lightweight. Helmets road bikes are usually lighter all the possible, the greatest difference being in design (aerodynamic shape and color) helmets.
– Choose a bike helmet
In the case of a conventional use of an hiking and cross-country helmets are very similar to those of city or highway. They must have many vents, must be certified and relatively light. Bike helmets may have small shields that prevent rain or the projection of mud.
– Choose a Freeride bike helmet
If you make the bike very involved, with jumps, downhill mountain… etc. It is very important for a beginner as well as for an expert to have a helmet. The helmet is very interesting because truly protects the entire head in a fall, jaw included. The falls in these disciplines can be very serious and very violent, hence the importance of such a helmet.
– Choose a BMX bike helmet
There are two types of helmets available: the full-face helmet and the helmet “bowl” which as its name suggests looks like a bowl. The helmet protects more but may also be more annoying. It is generally used by practitioners of “BMX race”. The helmet “bowl” is used by other sports of BMX bike.
The helmet must wrap his head well and it should not be open space and play between the two. It should be straight and cover both the top of the forehead and the back of the head. Crash helmet back one must touch the ground.
The strap must not be too tight or too loose. To make sure the helmet is properly set, turn your head from left to right and from top to bottom: Neither the helmet and the strap should not move or affect you.
A bicycle helmet is designed exclusively for cycling. You may not use these headphones for sports. Similarly, the full-face helmet for BMX or Freeride bike is absolutely not intended and approved for the bike, or anything other than cycling.