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How to Choose the Best Road Bike Helmet

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Cycling helmet - the most solid protective barrier in cycling. Falling during riding can cause great damage to the head. Even if riding on a smooth path at a lower speed, you still need to pay attention to safety issues. The reason for wearing a cycling helmet is simple and important – to protect your head and reduce injuries. Relevant data indicates that 75% of the more than 500 deaths from cycling accidents each year are caused by fatal injuries to the head. Medical research has found that wearing a helmet on a bicycle can prevent 85% of head injuries and greatly reduce the degree of injury and death.

The cycling helmets are now rich in products and many brands. So Which kind is the best cycling helmet  for you? Here are some standards as reference:

1.Shell: PVC & PC. PVC is generally a non-integrated helmet. PC is a one-piece helmet which will cost higher.  One-piece helmet is durable and cold-resistant, even if it is tens of degrees below zero; PVC material is not so cold-resistant, but it is more affordable, the price is cheaper, generally more used by entry-level riders.

2. EPS: Most bicycle helmets use crushable expanded polystyrene (EPS), the picnic cooler foam. It works well, but when crushed it does not recover. Expanded polypropylene (EPP) foam does recover. One more question,how to test it.  Just pinching by hand, if there is a depression, it proves that the density is not enough.  The helmet with insufficient density is very unsafe.

3. Strap & buckle: The strap isa key accessory in the helmet. The good quality strap is generally fine and soft. While a poor one is generally rough and hard,which will be lifted and not elastic. The buckle is also an important accessory, but it is difficult for non-professionals to distinguish This kind of accessory can only be tested by SGS test company. So you need a strong strap and buckle. Above all, with the strap fastened you should not be able to get the helmet off your head by any combination of pulling or twisting.

4. Adjustment: The regulator is used to adjust and fix the helmet. It is also a key accessory. The regulator is plastic. Generally, its quality depends on whether it can withstand high temperature or low temperature.

5. Fit: Proper fit is not only important for safety, but also for comfort. The best way to see if a helmet fits you is to go and try on the model you are interested in. Bottom line: go and try them on before you buy.

 


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