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How to determine Giro helmet age?

I have a Giro Savant helmet and I was wondering if it's due for replacement based on age. I thought helmets usually had a clear "year of manufacture" type sticker or something but I can't ...
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How to dress properly for winter weather riding?

I have primarily 3 questions: Is wearing a ski helmet a bad idea for winter weather bike riding? Is it possible or likely that while I feel warm primarily due to my head being warm, that my core ...
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Is WG11 a device replacing MIPS or a theory no MIPS is needed?

If found some web talks of this, but these were so foggy and topic-jumping that I still cannot come to conclusion. What one of the two is true that Kask (helmet maker) actually wants to say: We have ...
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Full face helmet on E-bike

I am thinking to try a full face helmet on my E-bike for cold weather commuting. The main reasons would be the ones people consider for using the skiing helmet (a summer optimized helmet is too cold ...
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How long can I use a bicycle helmet?

My helmet for road cycling has seen some good use and I was considering to replace the padding because it is falling apart, but at this point I was wondering myself: Should I even keep the helmet? I ...
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Should the helmet shell be as close to your head as possible?

Is it ideal to have the helmet shell as close to your head as possible when fitting a bicycle helmet? Some retention systems can have a snug and apparently secure fit to your head while still allowing ...
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Style of Cycling Caps

I am looking at Bicycle Caps. I would like recommendations as to the style that would be most comfortable. My head is shaved and my bike helmet is not soft enough. The benefits of a shaved head are ...
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Are helmets with visor good in the rain with prescription glasses?

It becomes more and more common to find commuters bike helmets with integrated visors (the transparent "plate" in front of the eyes). Provided that the shape of the visor is compatible with ...
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What does this picture on my helmet mean?

This was on a label on the side of my new Abus helmet. Does anyone know what it means?
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Helmet cover starts peeling off: ok or not?

Today I noticed that in the back of my helmet the plastic cover of the EPS is starting to detach/peel off from the underlying layer (see photo) I know that attempting to glue it back is a no no as it ...
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Recently had a slow-speed crash - wondering if I should replace my helmet

recently I got into a slow speed crash that ended up with me scuffing into a wall and the pavement. Initially I didn't feel any head-crash but after finishing my ride I noticed that my helmet was ...
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Bike helmet expiration

I have a bike helmet, Specialized Align. By the manufacturer's sticker, it was produced in 2013. Most of the time, it has been stored in the garage, only saw a very light use (several hours in a month ...
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Kask Bambino Pro Evo [closed]

I am interested in testing Kask Bambino Pro Evo helmet for my next Triathlon race and I was wondering if someone had used this before and might wanna share some info on it. Maybe a comparison between ...
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Is my helmet/camera/light setup dangerous?

Do you think the mounted camera and light on the helmet is safe?
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How can I tell if my helmet is still safe after I fell?

I recently fell over while riding slowly on slippery pavement. Bruised my hip a bit and messed up my derailleur. I don't think I hit my head, but it all happened very quickly. I'm aware that helmets ...
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Fixing helmet padding

I was trying to remove the helmet padding to wash it and the two layers separated. Instead of replacing the helmet which is wastful, can anyone suggest ways (non-toxic glue?) of repairing the padding?...
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How important is the MIPS safety system for a bicycle helmet? [duplicate]

I'm shopping for a bicycle helmet. The ones without this "MIPS" feature can cost 549 SEK: https://www.sportson.se/produkt/miles-69415850 But then there is an identical-looking one with "...
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Is a chin strap with a cup safer than an under-chin strap?

Many helmets have chin straps to hold them on. One design uses a split chin-strap, where the strap splits into two forming a cup shape, one going just below the lower lip and one under the chin. In ...
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Is going without a helmet more aerodynamic?

Is having a bare head more aerodynamic than an aero road helmet?
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Is this a helmet defect or not?

I bought a new Giro Savant helmet online and, after unboxing, noticed that the EPS foam seemed to be quite jagged and uneven at the intersection with the dial system (see photos below). This does not ...
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Are there safety differences in helmets with ce marking?

I am considering to buy a helmet for everyday use in Munich (Germany). Most of the time, I will wear it when I go to work. I go to work at any weather. I want to have a helmet which has a light in ...
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How well are new helmets packaged?

I am considering buying a new helmet online, which means it'll be delivered to my door by courier. In my experience, couriers can be careless with parcels. Should I be concerned about this, or are ...
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Keeping my ears warm while biking in the cold with a helmet

Biking in the Northeast has become a challenge lately because of the cold; my ears freeze. I can't wear a hat (because of my helmet) - I never actually tried, maybe I can. Sometimes I'll put my hood ...
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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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We offer our riders shared helmets. What sanitizing spray or barrier product can we provide alongside the helmets?

We are lucky enough to have four shared bikes at work, which are available for any employee to ride. Due to New Zealand's compulsory helmet laws, we must provide some shared helmets. Some people don'...
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