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Best place for cheap bicycle helmet?

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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Looking to get a cheap mens bicycle helmet as i start to commute into the city (London) shortly..Looking to spend about 20 quid.
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I saw some cheap in Wilkinsons.

Try : http://www.wilkoplus.co.uk
#4
Sainsburys have reduced them to about a tenner, not many left though so might be worth ringing first
#5
They had them in tesco's for about £5. I think kids ones not sure about adults.
#6
dont know if your still after one, but they have them in Aldi for £4.99 from the 26th april
#7
Just think about the detail of your post. A cheap bicycle helmet.

You do know that's where your brains will be kept? So, when you come off your bike and smash your £5 tesco helmet into the ground resulting in massive skull injuries - don't blame us.

Get real and spend some decent cash!!!
#8
[url]www.aldi.co.uk[/url]

From Thursday they have a bike helmet for £4.99
#9
never ever buy a helmet on price. find one that fits and that is comfortable. because otherwise you wont wear it and its wasted money. and you are risking your life.
#10
Aldi have got a load of Cycling stuff in on Thursday. Check out there website.
#11
sicknote
Just think about the detail of your post. A cheap bicycle helmet.

You do know that's where your brains will be kept? So, when you come off your bike and smash your £5 tesco helmet into the ground resulting in massive skull injuries - don't blame us.

Get real and spend some decent cash!!!



sound advice could not have put it better myself :thumbsup:
#12
try halfords they do good ranges
#13
sicknote
Just think about the detail of your post. A cheap bicycle helmet.

You do know that's where your brains will be kept? So, when you come off your bike and smash your £5 tesco helmet into the ground resulting in massive skull injuries - don't blame us.

Get real and spend some decent cash!!!


Don't all bicycle helmets go through so form of testing to a certain standard?

or did i just make that up! :?
#14
Iom-RF
Don't all bicycle helmets go through so form of testing to a certain standard?

or did i just make that up! :?


Nope you're right. Helmets sold in the EU have to conform to EU standard EN1078 under the PPE directive.

I'm not that comfortable with posters who say that a branded name is better than a Tesco's £5 jobbie. In many cases the £5 jobbie may be rebranded for the branded name retailer so you can get the same helmet. My best friend imports baths from China and he obtains them from the same manufacturer as a well known bathroom retailer. The only difference between the two products is the well known bathroom retailer applies a logo etch to the bath and costs 3 times as much.

Also many people deride companies like Lidl, Netto and Aldi and forget that they are German companies - generally German consumers don't put up with crap.
#15
It's clearly an improvement to have a standard that all helmets have to comply with but the arrival of the basic EU standard seems to have been at the cost of more stringent testing methods; hitherto you knew you were buying a good helmet when it met the more stringent Snell standard, now the EU standard is the norm it seems to have become a lowest common denominator safety standard that manufacturers are happy to run with.
#16
Its usually worth it paying the extra for comfort and usually a better standard.

Personally i liked Specialized helmets, and as far as i can remember they used to have a deal where if you smashed your helmet, your wrote to them to get it sent off and explanation how you did it ( feedback to make them better) and you got a replacement for 10% the original price or about that.
Know it worked because me and a mate did it a few times, and even got newer more expensive models when the ones we used got discontinued.

http://www.dalescycles.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2703

Similar to what i used, and very comfy.

I'd check if they still do the deal, was quite cool.
#17
HaggisHunter
they used to have a deal where if you smashed your helmet, your wrote to them to get it sent off and explanation how you did it



Clever marketing strategy... obviously assuming if you smashed your helmet/brains you would not be able to write and consequently no worries for compensation :o
#18
Actually helmets are designed so that they dont stay solid, ie they can break up on impact.
A bit like crumple zones in cars.
They absorb the force of the impact and can break apart if hit hard enough to allow for more dampening of the impact.

If Helmets were totally solid there wouldnt be much impact protection.
It would essentially just stop you gettin gravel/pavement marks on your head.

And it works, my friend and i sent a few back.

It wasnt really advertised as a selling feature, it was more a bonus for helping them with helmet feedback and basically being their real world guinea pigs.
#19
some sound advice, but just to endorse, they will all meet and some exceed laid down standards, look for one that has plenty of vents to keep you cool, removeable inserts that can be easily cleaned / replaced, and most of all one that fits.
#20
Yea they all should.

Bigger names dont need that much money though.
That Specialized i posted is only £25 , and is vented and comfy as anything.
And if it breaks then you will be hopefully getting replacement £25 helmets for under a fiver.
#21
Bell are doing an offer where you drop off your old helmet (or one you find in a skip somewhere!) and you buy one of theirs for £9.99. Thats the deal in Dibden Purlieu, so this being a one horse town it must be on offer other places :)
#22
Helmets all have the same protection standard. When u buy the more expensive ones your paying for a better material, which means they need less of it, so you get better ventalation. Thats all your paying for, the cooling. so if ur not going on huge rides just buy a cheap one :)
#23
All helmets wont have the same protection, even if they all have the same standard symbol.
Its a basic symbol, but as with anything, there will be some which exceed this while the cheaper ones generally wont bother.

As for it being better material so able to use less of it.
It can mean there are more vents, thus also meaning that it can be better fitting.
Better fitting can make all the difference with helmets.

The amount of times ive seen kids with cheap helmets with them hanging half way back off their head, providing absolutely no protection at all, in the event of a frontal fall or collision is shocking.
The slightly more expensive ones will have better fitting straps and moulding, which makes them fit better so imo far safer.

Helmets dont provide protection if improperly worn or fitted.

Would make me laugh at the amount of parents in the summer whose kids have cheap and cheerful helmets hanging off their heads, if it wasnt so damn sad.

If your going to cheap out on a helmet, then by all means go for it.

If you are daft enough then it saves the genepool i suppose.

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