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Summary Research into brain injuries has been ongoing, but tended to focus more on direct impacts. In the last 70 years there has been more research into rotational brain injuries, and in the 1990s and 2000s scientific, evidence based proposals were made to reduce these. The Multi-Directional Impact ­Protection System is an implementation of these, and it's ...


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A recent study investigated the impact performance of 675 used helmets (some as old as 26 years) without signs of damage. (They collected 1500, and eliminated helmets with signs of damage). They all passed, except four. Three that failed were only made to meet the old ANSI standard, and the only newer helmet to fail was a recalled model. Because all of ...


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I know this is an old thread but I thought I'd answer it anyway! I own one of these but did a lot of reading around the subject of helmets before my purchase and even then I deliberated for over a year! During that time they released version 2 of their Hovding which is lighter and more comfortable (according to their website). The price has also dropped to ...


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Firstly, to answer you question - no, it's not practical for me. Since this is a question of personal safety, no-one can make your decision for you. So in the rest of this answer I will try to set out the issues. It's fair to say that the issue of cycling helmets has been contentious in the past, so I'll give a recap of that. I say in the past because most ...


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The technology is called hydro dipping or water transfer printing. A quick search will find several companies that do it. I would expect you can find one that handles the production and shipping when you provide the design.


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Bicycle helmets are certified for the types of impacts that one would encounter while having an accident on a bicycle. Motorcycle helmets need to be able to endure much more, because riders are going much faster and have more momentum should they crash. Professional road racers ride much faster than the average cyclist (25 mph to 28 mph on flat terrain, in ...


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Yes to all the issues plus heat lack of ventilation comfort heavy and you are not sitting upright like on a motorcycle sight blocking you are in a more bent position even a mountain bike visor can block your vision on a road bike safety the weight can put more stress on your neck in a fall That said some bicycle helmets are safer than others. Not ...


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Bicycle helmet is to protect the head, which has the most important organ in human. You could still live a normal life even with broken/ lost limb(s). But a head injury could change your life forever. A helmet is like a wall between life and death. The priority goes by protecting the most important thing to you first (i.e. your life), not by preventing the ...


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Following the advice of those who commented: I came upon this solution. Cut the access length (about 1 cm), leaving enough for adjustment Melt the ends of the straps with a torch Use electrical tape to wrap the ends tightly so they resemble 'method 1' but without the excess length.


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Helmets are one of those pieces of equipment where you want to err on the side of caution, keeping your head in good condition is high up on the list of priorities. Personally, I wouldn't be able to trust a 'test' helmet. Even if it looked okay there's a strong possibility that someone, somewhere along the line, dropped it, and it could potentially be ...


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Wadelp's post is the correct one -- the pads add nothing to crush/impact damage. There is one factor that is worth considering and that has recently received more attention -- especially in the sports world -- and that is twist damage -- also known as rotational or shearing damage. That is, if you get a glancing blow from an object or if you hit the road ...


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Say I had the choice between a spanking new $45 retail helmet and slightly used $90 helmet for $45 that looked to be in perfect shape. If I liked the fit of the $90 helmet I take it every time. My experience is cheap helmets just don't have a good fit. I have an expensive POC that I know the safest helmet but I still wear a lighter helmet most of the time ...


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There are organizations that offer riding in traffic classes, they even plan with you your best commute route, I would look into that as a way to gain confidence. Keep in mind that if you are afraid or you doubt at some intersection or maneouvre it can be dangerous if someone decides they don't want to wait for you to make your move. Confidence and paying ...


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One reason is that in many places the law requires motorcycle helmets to be full-face. On a bicycle in most locations helmets are not required and the choice is yours. I ride with a half-head helmet in temperatures up to 95°F and never find ventilation is an issue at all. I can't believe the extra protection of my mouth and chin would suddenly change that.



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