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Bicycle helmet standards?

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I'm looking for a bicycle helmet for my brother and I was wondering if there is anything I should be looking out for in terms of certifications/standards? Are some safer than others? Read More
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2y, 10m agoPosted 2 years, 10 months ago
I'm looking for a bicycle helmet for my brother and I was wondering if there is anything I should be looking out for in terms of certifications/standards? Are some safer than others?
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2y, 10m agoPosted 2 years, 10 months ago
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Theres an EU CE standard for helmets which they have to meet to be sold in the UK

You'll find that as you spend more money fit improves and weight reduces as higher cost materials are used, but once a certain point is reached the differences are negligable.

Fit is crucially important - I personally wouldn't think of buying a helmet "blind" (i.e. online) as comfort can be perfect for one person and headache-inducing for another. An expensive helmet doesn't guarantee any better fit than a cheapo helmet

Spend as much money as you can afford and always look for deals on discontinued colourways/styles from bigger brands.

Edited By: teambintip on Jul 28, 2014 13:53

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Theres an EU CE standard for helmets which they have to meet to be sold in the UK

You'll find that as you spend more money fit improves and weight reduces as higher cost materials are used, but once a certain point is reached the differences are negligable.

Fit is crucially important - I personally wouldn't think of buying a helmet "blind" (i.e. online) as comfort can be perfect for one person and headache-inducing for another. An expensive helmet doesn't guarantee any better fit than a cheapo helmet

Spend as much money as you can afford and always look for deals on discontinued colourways/styles from bigger brands.

Edited By: teambintip on Jul 28, 2014 13:53
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whatsThePoint
teambintip
Theres an EU CE standard for helmets which they have to meet to be sold in the UK

You'll find that as you spend more money fit improves and weight reduces as higher cost materials are used, but once a certain point is reached the differences are negligable.

Fit is crucially important - I personally wouldn't think of buying a helmet "blind" (i.e. online) as comfort can be perfect for one person and headache-inducing for another. An expensive helmet doesn't guarantee any better fit than a cheapo helmet

Spend as much money as you can afford and always look for deals on discontinued colourways/styles from bigger brands.

the protection offered by helmets dropped when the eu standard was introduced

Agreed :)
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Cheers guys!

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