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A protective head covering worn cyclists.

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My friend wants to sell a second hand helmet, I strongly dissagree, am I correct?

My friend has recently purchased a new bike. The guy who sold it to him was clearly giving up the sport, so he gave to said friend his helmet as well (MET parachute for MTB). As my friend already had ...
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MTB Helmet on a Road-Touring Cube bike

I'm getting the next month a Cube Nuroad black/red 2018 for my little trips and some commuting. I got and old Btwin MTB helmet bought in Spain. Is it good to wear on this type of bike? I'd use ...
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Trouble deciding between XC and road helmet [closed]

I need to buy a new helmet as my current helmet is at least 7 years old now and its pretty broken. I wanted something safe, and I've been using Bell helmets for forever, so just sticking with the ...
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Does toddler need a helmet inside a bicycle trailer?

I am thinking about buying a trailer for my 1yo daughter. They are quite common in my region (southern Germany) but I haven't seen a single kid with a helmet inside. I know that there is no law that ...
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Why do only downhill mountain bikers wear full face helmets?

A lot of cyclists are concerned about safety and having the proper equipment, but I have never seen a cyclist riding in the city with a full-face helmet, nor have I seen a full-face helmet marketed ...
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What is the difference between city (urban) and mountain bike helmets?

Is there any substantial difference between city (on the left) and mountain bike helmets (just examples)? I understand that cycling in mountains is different in terms of risks from city commuting, ...
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Does anyone know of a lightweight motorcycle style open face helmet for eBiking?

I'm relatively new to eBiking as I had always been able to pedal my bikes until a couple of years ago. One issue I found was the wind chill factor during winter. You can go faster than normal with ...
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How comfortable would my 57cm circumference head fit in a 59cm - 62cm helmet?

There's a nice, cheap used helmet on sale that is described as being 'large'. My head is 57cm, which is 'medium'. How well would this helmet fit (I guess it does vary between manufacturers), and how ...
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Can't find a helmet that's large enough please help!

I have tried the largest helmet I can find the bern 2xl 3xl wont fit. The problem I am having is the width of the helmets are not wide enough. I have a big head.
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How to clean this Helmet?

My son has that helmet for bicycles. Its brand new and was gifted to him recently. Unfortunately due to my mistake it was left in the backseat of our car and has accumulated some dust/lint which is ...
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Can you get your cycling helmet wet?

I have bought this Bontrager rally helmet and I was wondering if it does any harm to it if it gets wet eg. In the rain
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How do breakaway helmet accessory mounts work?

I've seen it said that when mounting things such as a light or camera on your helmet you want a breakaway mount so that in the event of a crash the helmet slides along the ground rather than snagging ...
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Effect of helmets and other impressions of the bike rider on driver behaviour?

Are there any studies on the effect of helmets and/or other impressions of the bike rider, on driver behaviour? Has anyone collected their own data on things like this? Has anyone noticed any other ...
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Does a helmet become useless after it slips from the hand and hits the ground? [closed]

I have a STUDDS motorbike helmet purchased 10 years back which I wear even today. I have not met even one single accident, but several times due to my carelessness the helmet has fallen off my hands ...
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Should I buy this (gently) used, 15 year old, helmet?

My neighbor is moving cross country and selling all his bike stuff. His helmet's a white Bell, about 15 years old. It's a bit scuffed but generally in pretty good condition. The only thing that ...
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Is it safe to attach a flashlight to a helmet?

Everything I've found online discussing this has focused on the benefits and dangers of attaching a metal mount to the helmet, on which a flashlight would be attached. I'm using a soft mount (...
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Can I remove the clutch system from bike helmet?

I recently bought a Kali Chakra Plus helmet for my bike. This is the link with the specs. It has the inner clutch system made from plastic in order to adjust the fit which is plastic and onto which ...
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Does sunlight damage helmet?

Lately I am wearing my helmet also on my daily commute to work. Of course I don't wear it while sitting at my desk, and it sits on a drawer next to the window, where in the afternoon it is exposed ...
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Helmet law in Spain?

I was told that there is a fine of €300 for cycling on a "carretera" in Spain without a helmet. But it's possible the guy just wanted to sell me a helmet. I'm not completely sure what exactly ...
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is bicycle helmet actually safe? [closed]

The bicycle helmets are almost just made by styrofoam and many people use it instead of motorcycle helmet with full protect and plastic,metal parts.the truck can easily crush it and almost helmet are ...
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Is it safe to cut off from the inside of my helmet?

Having a rather "pointy" head (think of something like Patrick Stewart's head), all bicycle helmets I've every tried on tend to have contact with only one point at the top of my head. Now my idea was ...
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Are children's helmets with styling less safe?

In a couple well received answers to a recent question it is suggested that sliding on the road is an important consideration for helmets. A number of children's helmets now are available with spikes ...
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Is it safe to wear a helmet without a plastic covering?

A friend of mine gave me a foam bike helmet had the plastic covering removed from it. Besides for the plastic being removed, the helmet is in excellent condition. Is there any issues with using this ...
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Is there any significant gain of the bell super 3r mips over the 2r mips?

I am looking into buying a full face helmet with a removable chin bar, both the bell super 2r mips and bell super 3r mips seem to a good choice. The super 2r is about 90 pounds cheaper than the 3r and ...
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What is the difference between these styles of helmet?

What is the difference between these two styles of helmet? Most "serious" cyclists (e.g. in spandex with clipless pedals) seem to have the first type, whereas I've seen more "casual" cyclists (e.g. on ...
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Helmet strap loosens as I ride then the day after becomes too tight

Well, the title sums it up. It's a cheap (~50 EUR) KTM helmet. This is reproducible, is happens on every ride: if I adjust it to fit well at the beginning of the ride, it's loose after a while. If I ...
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Shared helmet etiquette

We are lucky enough to have four shared bikes at work, which are available for any employee to ride. Due to NZ compulsory helmet laws, we have to provide some shared helmets. Some people don't like ...
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How to remove the visor of a POC Trabec helmet?

The title says it all. I feel like I'm missing something, but I can't find help anywhere on Google, and I don't want to break the visor. Here's a link http://www.pocsports.com/us/products/trabec/...
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How long does an unused helmet keep for?

Will a helmet suffer in any way if it is kept in its original box indoors for some years before ever being used? For instance, I might keep it unused for 5 years and then use it for 5 years. I ask ...
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What could I do with a damaged helmet (other than wearing it)?

I recently damaged my helmet (standard Bell road style) in a fall, so it will be retired from use (I'm a firm believer in the '1 hit' rule: My helmet had a bad fall. Is it still good?) Rather than ...
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XC helmet for road biking, or road helmet for XC?

I'm not a very serious biker in either category, I need a new helmet and I'm thinking that I would rather spend $200 on one awesome helmet rather than $100 on two just-good helmets. I understand ...
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How do you reconcile demographic helmet safety findings with individual helmet safety? [closed]

There is some evidence that the rate of bicycle helmet use in various developed countries has a positive correlation with the rate of received head injuries & deaths in the cycling population. ...
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Can a climbing helmet be used for biking safely?

I have a Black Diamond HalfDome helmet I use for rock climbing. Is it safe for me to bike with it or should I wear a regular helmet?
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Are convertible full face helmets as safe as regular ones?

I'm thinking about buying a full face helmet for bike parks. While searching I found helmets like Bell 2R that convert from round enduro helmet to full face with a removable chin bar, which is kind of ...
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How long do helmets last? [duplicate]

Assume there's no visible damage to a bicycle helmet and it's been under normal use (2000-4000 miles/year). When would you replace it? After 3 years? 5? not at all assuming it seems visibly OK?
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Helmet headband is getting wet from sweat [duplicate]

I cycle to work on a daily basis, however I do like to also sweat a lot. Most of this is ok, I have a change of clothes and can managed, but when it comes to my helmet, it's a different story. There ...
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Does a bike helmet without chin straps make any sense?

Wouldn't any major impact make it fly off the head and not protect you.
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Are MIPS helmets compatible with helmet mount lights or cameras?

I've been looking to buy a new mountain bike helmet. New helmets are touting the potential benefits of MIPS slip plane technology. However, I tend to do a lot of night riding and mount lights on both ...
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When in a UCI race, does the helmet have to be to be fitted properly

I noticed that Nibali's helmet was very loose when he went down during one of the last stretches of the 2016 Giro d'Italia. A helmet is almost useless if it's not properly fastened. I understand that ...
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What can I use for interior helmet padding?

My bike helmet needs more padding on the inside. Any suggestions of what to use? I"m thinking double sided tape and some sort of neoprene or other cushiony material.
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Why do many full face bicycle helmets not conform to the ASTM F1952 standard?

It seems to me that a lot of full face bicycle helmets do not conform to the requirements of the ASTM F1952 standard for downhill bicycle helmets. Some noteable examples from the best selling list of ...
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How do you clip your helmet to your bag when not wearing it?

I've been using a carabiner through the strap to clip my helmet to my backpack. But it seems clumsy, and the helmet dangles around a lot. I've seen other people with helmets closely mounted on a bag....
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MTB Safety - Helmet [duplicate]

Does a standard bike helmet offer any real protection when cycling offroad? Looking at other people cycling offroad, fullface helmets are quite rare. Although to me it looks like a standard helmet is ...
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Is bicycle Helmet really effective? [duplicate]

Sorry I am new in bicycling , but I think the head is least like to be in contact with any other things during crash normally down from head rather the head might come in contact in other vectors . ...
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How do I get a custom-printed helmet?

I've found a few places that will put a logo on a helmet (e.g., here), but I haven't found anywhere that will let you fully design the art on the helmet, produce it, and ship it to you. I'm interested ...
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Is there anything concerning about buying a half-price “test helmet” from my local bike shop?

I just bought a Lazer O2 helmet and am loving it, but I got it half price from my local bike shop because it's a "test helmet". This means that people who want to test ride their bikes use these ...
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Are MIPS helmets actually any safer than standard helmets? Independent Research?

A friend just told me about a relatively new bike helmet technology that reduces torsion (rotational) stress in a bike accident. My wife is a speech therapist (and I write speech therapy software) so ...
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What's the best way to secure helmet straps?

On every helmet I've worn there is always some extra length to the straps that run through the buckle that secures the helmet to ones head. Most helmet's these days come with one or two small rubber ...
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Backpack advice?

I have a Camelbak Kudu 12 (http://shop.camelbak.com/kudu-12/d/1344) backpack. I've tried riding with it a few times but it's just not working. Whenever I ride down a trail, the backpack hits the back ...
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Is it practical to wear motorcycle half helmet for road cycling?

I am considering buying a motorcycle half helmet for cycling. I ride road bike for leisure. I would ride alongside with traffics quite often. First of all, I am looking for more protection. I am not ...