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Giro Aeon Helmet Yellow
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Do you want to know more about cycling helmets?

Cycling helmets just as glasses and gloves provide safety on the bike. Although their use is not mandatory everywhere, it is highly advisable and necessary to prevent head injuries in case an accident occurs.

Bicycle helmets must be lightweight, providing maximum ventilation and safety.

Bicycle helmets have a maximum lifespan of 5 years. After this time, the materials that they are made od deteriorate, losing or reducing shock absorbation and compromising, in this way, the safety of the user. That is why it is recommended to replace them after this time. It is also convenient to change it after a fall or a blow, because, although it may not appear to be damaged nor has exhausted its recommended use time, it may no longer protect adequately since its shock absorbation could have been affected.

How to choose a bicycle helmet?

Choosing a helmet is not easy, since the range models with different prices is endless. Helmets for children can be purchased from 14 euros. For adults, you can find a good helmet from about 20 euros, although some cost more than 85 euros. A higher price is not a guarantee of higher quality, so when choosing your helmet you should bear in mind the following features:

- Safety: the price of a helmet is determined, especially, depending on the material, weight and comfort, but in no case, for the level of security, since all helmets on the market must be approved according to with the European standard EN1078 .

- The shell: high-end bicycle helmets are manufactured using an In-mold process in which the outer part and the polystyrene of the inner part are joined together in a single piece, increasing the resistance against impacts and improving the the transfer of impact energy. If, on the other hand, the shell is stuck to the interior material, there is a greater risk of it coming off. One-piece helmets are generally more expensive, since their average price exceeds 50 euros, while in the attached models the average price is around 35 euros.

- The outward appearance: striking colours or reflective stripes contribute to better visibility.

- The retention system: the clip type, with two pieces of plastic that fit inside each other to close and open by pressing the sides, is the most practical system. Also check its strength, by giving a strong pull to see if it opens easily. Whatever the type, it must have a padded piece under it to protect the chin from rubbing with the strap and prevent the skin from being pinched when it is clipped together.

- The ventilation holes: at first glance it is difficult to check their effectiveness, since this does not depend on the number of holes, but on their design and position. Some contain mesh to keep out insects.

- The inner padding: the helmets usually have washable and comfortable padding which is sometimes, microperforated, for better breathability.

- The visor: can be put on and easily removed for the sun and the branches of trees. It is very common in mid-range MTB helmets.

How to adjust a bicycle helmet?

The effectiveness of a helmet depends in large part on its being well adjusted at the moment of impact. Therefore, you must use the contour adjustment system. Some models have simple cushions or an elastic band. However, the most precise adjustment is achieved with a plastic ring (rock-lock) that surrounds the entire helmet and fits the size of the head by means of a wheel on the back. This adjustment piece must be attached to the helmet by means of flexible plastic elements.

It is also necessary to adjust the length of the straps so that the helmet cannot move, without making it uncomfortable (check that you can open your mouth). Make sure that the regulation system is easy to use and that you do not need to repeat the operation each time you fasten your helmet. Try stretching the straps to see if they give excessively.

The helmet should be placed in a horizontal position, neither tilted towards the nape of the neck nor thrown over the eyes. When moving your head quickly, the helmet should not move from its position, nor compress your head.

The straps should go around your ears, never cover them. You have to make sure that the helmet does not interfere with your hearing or vision. Always wear it fastened, for your own safety and that of the people behind you.

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Opinions featured in Cycling Helmets

Kask Protone Solid Colours Helmet Orange
My best helmet!
Very comfortable with super airflow. Of course, good looking! Andrzej
Andrzej, the 21 September 2019
MET Grancorso Helmet Sand Reflective
Great quality
This helmet makes you feel a good deal more secure when riding in traffic. It's very comfortable with the added support of the MIPS system, with the rear adjuster ensuring it fits perfectly. Cool in all senses.
Alex, the 21 September 2019
Giro Aether MIPS Helmet Yellow Black
Fantastic Helmet
After reading many positive reviews - I decided to go with this helmet for the MIPS safety as well as the high visibility. The fit is great, and air flow is fantastic, and it’s quite light considering the technology. I look forward to using this helmet for many
Ryo, the 10 September 2019
POC Tectal Helmet Dark Blue
great service and delivery
everything exactly as I ordered it!
paul, the 30 August 2019
Spiuk Nexion 2018 Helmet Yellow Matte Black
Great helmet very comfortable
Great nice would have preferred all fluorescent colour otherwise perfect
hugh, the 28 August 2019
Rudy Project Strym Helmet Yellow
Best helmet ever!
It fits more then perfectly. Great product.
Monika, the 20 August 2019
Helmet Abus Aventor white
Good lid!!!
Super vented well sized lid
Anthony, the 5 August 2019
HJC Furion helmet pink black
Awesome quality
I can recommend it
Veselin, the 5 August 2019
HJC Adwatt Time Trial Helmet white
VISOR too long
This is a beautiful helmet, lovely and light and the xs/s size fits my head perfectly - the only problem is the visor is so long that it digs into the bottom of my nose! (so it is about 1-2 cm too long)/.... for what its worth I have a very normal nose/face proportion! I emailed HJC and they don't have a shorter visor available so sadly I'm going to have to return this helmet and try another brand.
Sinnead, the 2 August 2019
Giro Aether MIPS Helmet Yellow Black
Giro Aether
I've been a Giro helmet-wearer for decades, and their latest innovative helmet, which utilizes the MIPS technology and is a wee-bit more aerodynamic than the Synthe, is one of THE best helmets out there. To me, it feels a bit more ventilated and I love how Giro kept their unique sunglasses holes on either side of the helmet.
Mike, the 31 July 2019
POC Octal Raceday Helmet Orange
super quality
super helmet
Paul, the 23 July 2019
Bollé The One Road Premium Helmet Navy Blue Red White
Top price for top helmet
The product is prfect with all accessories for top price.
Videmsek, the 23 July 2019
Giro Aeon Helmet Matte Black Red
Nice product High quality
Nice product
DIITRIOS, the 2 July 2019
MET Crossover Helmet Black Yellow Matte
MET are great quality
I sell MET in the UK but struggled to get this size
Mike, the 26 June 2019
Uvex Quatro Helmet Matte Blue
love it adjust straps once . easy on and off .
great german quality. not like chinese helmets.
JEFF, the 25 June 2019
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