Bicycle Helmet Choice Misunderstanding

- Dec 04, 2017 -

Today we have summed up some of the common errors of Bicycle Helmet, we all have to see if there is a trick it?


Myth # 1: The lighter the helmet the better


Relatively speaking, the helmet is as light as possible, but the lighter the riding helmet, the less chance it will pass the national safety certification test standard, the higher the relative price will be.

Therefore, the premise of selected helmets must pass the national safety certification test standards, the general weight of about 260g even if the long distance will not make you feel tired, so do not have to be too concerned about the helmet weight index. Unless you are for a bike race. To minimize weight.


Myth # 2: The bigger the helmet hole or the more the more air


Breathability is the key to your helmet and ensures head dryness while riding long distances.

The larger or larger the vents in the helmet, the greater the airflow around the head.

However, keep in mind that the more or the larger the vents in the helmet are, the more the head is exposed and therefore the degree of protection is reduced accordingly.


Myth # 3: buckle and pull the belt can not afford a certain amount of force


We may only know riding a helmet to do some impact test, but also buckle and pull the tape to do the corresponding tensile test, if not through the appropriate tensile test, can not be used in the helmet.

Therefore, a qualified riding helmet, a small buckle and pull the belt must pass the appropriate test, can be regarded as a real helmet in line with national safety certification test standards.


Myth # 4: broken or overdue helmet


If you split, do not use, wearing only the heart of comfort, there is not much practical use, if small kicking touch does not matter, but once the crash, strength, not necessarily able to play a protective role .

Do not underestimate a crack, it has been in the physical structure of the helmet to change the force and force effects.

Riders should change their riding helmet every three years, regardless of whether they fell or crashed.

Because, although the helmet has not been hit, but the sun exposure and sweat erosion will make the helmet and some accessories aging, thus reducing the safety factor, damage helmet protection.


Myth # 5: Wearing a helmet is not tied

Getting rid of the helmet's jaw may feel more comfortable, but if the head is hit, it will fly easily and naturally will not be protective.

Therefore, in order to play the protective role of the helmet, wear a helmet chin strap at any time.


Myth # 6: wear too big or narrow helmet


If the helmet is not of the correct size, it can not protect the head you are hit.

To determine the correct size of the helmet, first measure the largest part of the head, usually 1 cm above the eyebrows, and purchase a helmet according to this measurement.

You may only buy a relatively suitable size, and then use the resize knob to adjust to fit the size.

After wearing a helmet, the helmet from one side to the other side, from the front to the back, feel comfortable to wear, if too loose or too tight, you need to continue to adjust or replace.


Myth # 7: Use a poor helmet


Helmet manufacturing is a strict technical standards, poor helmets often fail to reach the standard safety crash, will be dangerous.

May be a lot of riders do not know how to know the helmet they bought back is not safe, in fact, simply from the helmet is affixed with CE certification standard can not determine whether the helmet is safe, you must also have the appropriate test reports and certification.

CE mark certification is for specific product certification, focusing on product safety features.

It reflects the compliance of the product with the requirements of public safety, health, environment and personal safety.


Myth 8: wearing the wrong position


The most effective helmet position to wear need to maintain the helmet and head level, helmet edge should be about 1 cm above the eyebrows.

If you are not in this position, then check the helmet size is appropriate, and then adjust the regulator knob and jaw to ensure that the helmet worn in the correct position.


Myth # 9: Lace loose

Loose lacing makes it possible for the helmet to move at any time and to cause a secondary collision when the head is hit and the protection is reduced.

So you need to adjust the length of the drawer so that the distance between the drawer and the chin (from the inbike riding micro-station) can be adjusted to the space between the fingers to maximize the effective safety performance of the helmet.


Myth # 10: riding helmet after use casually put

After each use of riding helmet, please placed in a cool and ventilated place, avoid high temperature, or long-term exposure to sunlight.


The structural and material science of helmets has the effect of dispersing and cushioning the external impact force so that the fragile but most important head can be directly impacted.