Bike Helmets: Don’t Buy Until You Know These 5 Tips

Bike helmets come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Since they are legally necessary in many locations and always a smart choice for safety, it is important to buy bike helmets that fit properly and will be comfortable when going on a ride. Use these five tips to choose the right one for you.

1 – Make sure any bike helmets you and your family wears are certified safe by the Consumer Product Safety Commission of the United States. This makes sure all safety protocols, guidelines and rules are followed.

2 – Choose the right type of bike helmets for your ride style. There are multi-purpose recreational options that provide safety and comfort, road or racing ones with aerodynamic profiles and lots of cooling and ventilation and ones particularly suited for mountain biking with extra protection case of falls.

3 – Consider some of the extras that helmets can include such as extra ventilation spaces if you tend to get overheated, a visor to shield your eyes from the sun, full face protection if you are going off-roading and more likely to fall or straps that are configured differently to leave room for your ponytail.

4 – Always purchase the correct size bike helmets for each member of the family. Also remember that as a child grows, he or she should get a new helmet frequently to maintain optimum safety and comfort.

5 – Bike helmets can come slightly different strapped configurations. Before choosing the best one for you, figure out which straps would be most comfortable. After all, every time you go out for a bike ride, straps must be positioned correctly and latched or the helmets you where would be completely useless in the case of a crash or fall.

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