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Challenge Bike Helmet - Ladies. £2.99 Free Delivery & TCB. Argos

£2.99 @ Argos
Good price for a helmet. It has all the CE marks so should be fine for most people. Free specific day delivery & 1.57% Top cash back. 34 positive reviews on Argos website - 4.6/5. Product descripti… Read More
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2y, 9m agoFound 2 years, 9 months ago
Good price for a helmet. It has all the CE marks so should be fine for most people. Free specific day delivery & 1.57% Top cash back. 34 positive reviews on Argos website - 4.6/5.

Product description / spec from Argos Site:

This smart looking Women's helmet has foam padding and 10 air vents for comfort. A secure fit for head sizes 58 to 62cm making their bike ride much safer.

10 air vents.
Adjustable straps.
Head size from 58 to 62cm.
Foam padding.
Quick-release buckle fastening.
Red.
EAN: 3335789.

Was on here for 3.99: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/challenge-bike-helmet-ladies-3-99-argos-1927551

I also got 8% back from Halifax Rewards (£0.24) Plus 1.57% TCB.

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#1
Reserved. thanks op :)
#2
Ordered thanks!!!
#3
wow. heat!
2 Likes #4
Thanks op. Have just reserved one for my daughter, she has a big head bless her lol!
1 Like #5
Top price if it has all the safety certificates. But please make sure it fits - different helmets are different shapes e.g. my LiDL helmet fits me much better than a Specialized helmet at twice the price.

Also please adjust properly - it should not be possible to move the helmet significantly back or forward. Your local bike shop would advise on this, but Argos won't ...
2 Likes #6
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..
#7
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Yup precisely - it comes up here all the time - "it has all the safety standards on it, like CE stickers" often being wheeled out.

Yes it meets the minimum standards required for sale in the UK, but (presumably) hasn't been getting rave reviews in the cycling press for being able to deliver something for £3 that plenty of people pay £50+ for!

Edited By: le_jaeger on Jul 07, 2014 15:42
#8
HOT, great price...
2 Likes #9
le_jaeger
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Yup precisely - it comes up here all the time - "it has all the safety standards on it, like CE stickers" often being wheeled out.

Yes it meets the minimum standards required for sale in the UK, but (presumably) hasn't been getting rave reviews in the cycling press for being able to deliver something for £3 that plenty of people pay £50+ for!

So what should you pay for a helmet??? £50, £100, £500, £1,000, or more? What is the correct amount to pay? Surely you can't place a price on the safety of your head? I would think any price is right, as long as it has the basic protection. If you are too worried, you shouldn't ride a bike, no?.
banned#10
red hat...
2 Likes #11
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Just wear two at this price. Simple. Anyway, funny you should mention it but I'm looking for a shark cage at the moment. Any idea what brand I should be looking at? :D
#12
le_jaeger
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Yup precisely - it comes up here all the time - "it has all the safety standards on it, like CE stickers" often being wheeled out.

Yes it meets the minimum standards required for sale in the UK, but (presumably) hasn't been getting rave reviews in the cycling press for being able to deliver something for £3 that plenty of people pay £50+ for!
So how do the cycling press review these to tell which ones are better? Put them on people's heads and drop them from a great height onto the pavement?

No, it's just another case of "if it's cheap it can't be any good" - the marketing department's wet dream.
#13
pibpob
le_jaeger
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Yup precisely - it comes up here all the time - "it has all the safety standards on it, like CE stickers" often being wheeled out.

Yes it meets the minimum standards required for sale in the UK, but (presumably) hasn't been getting rave reviews in the cycling press for being able to deliver something for £3 that plenty of people pay £50+ for!
So how do the cycling press review these to tell which ones are better? Put them on people's heads and drop them from a great height onto the pavement?

No, it's just another case of "if it's cheap it can't be any good" - the marketing department's wet dream.

You mean like this?
#14
I wasn't aware that Which? was part of the cycling press.
1 Like #15
MisterMadHatter
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Just wear two at this price. Simple. Anyway, funny you should mention it but I'm looking for a shark cage at the moment. Any idea what brand I should be looking at? :D

Bought mine from Argos last week,has all the CE safety markings :)
http://i61.tinypic.com/25i3v5d.jpg
#16
dilse
le_jaeger
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Yup precisely - it comes up here all the time - "it has all the safety standards on it, like CE stickers" often being wheeled out.

Yes it meets the minimum standards required for sale in the UK, but (presumably) hasn't been getting rave reviews in the cycling press for being able to deliver something for £3 that plenty of people pay £50+ for!

So what should you pay for a helmet??? £50, £100, £500, £1,000, or more? What is the correct amount to pay? Surely you can't place a price on the safety of your head? I would think any price is right, as long as it has the basic protection. If you are too worried, you shouldn't ride a bike, no?.
Average cyclist £50-100, Road cyclist £80+
#17
donnellyp6
dilse
le_jaeger
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Yup precisely - it comes up here all the time - "it has all the safety standards on it, like CE stickers" often being wheeled out.

Yes it meets the minimum standards required for sale in the UK, but (presumably) hasn't been getting rave reviews in the cycling press for being able to deliver something for £3 that plenty of people pay £50+ for!

So what should you pay for a helmet??? £50, £100, £500, £1,000, or more? What is the correct amount to pay? Surely you can't place a price on the safety of your head? I would think any price is right, as long as it has the basic protection. If you are too worried, you shouldn't ride a bike, no?.
Average cyclist £50-100, Road cyclist £80+
Where do those figures come from?
#18
Maybe this is the beginning of the end of rip-off cycle helmet prices. Heat
#19
Picked one up thanks!!
#20
le_jaeger
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Yup precisely - it comes up here all the time - "it has all the safety standards on it, like CE stickers" often being wheeled out.

Yes it meets the minimum standards required for sale in the UK, but (presumably) hasn't been getting rave reviews in the cycling press for being able to deliver something for £3 that plenty of people pay £50+ for!

I bet you drink Stella Artois- "reassuringly expensive"!
#21
Horrible fit and more likely to put people off wearing a helmet on a bike, than encourage them to always wear one, go to a bike shop and try some on, I have a 661 helmet and I forgets it's on its that light, well ventilated and comfy..
£47 delivered,

All the bike shops have free delivery and 10% off codes at the minute,
It's the most important accessory so why go for the cheapest ...

If it's comfy you.ll continue to wear it
1 Like #22
whatyadoinsucka
Horrible fit and more likely to put people off wearing a helmet on a bike, than encourage them to always wear one, go to a bike shop and try some on, I have a 661 helmet and I forgets it's on its that light, well ventilated and comfy..
£47 delivered,

All the bike shops have free delivery and 10% off codes at the minute,
It's the most important accessory so why go for the cheapest ...

If it's comfy you.ll continue to wear it

£47 is a lot of money that some people may not have. Better off wearing a cheap helmet than no helmet!
1 Like #23
disarm
Maybe this is the beginning of the end of rip-off cycle helmet prices. Heat
Lidl have always had them for about a fiver during their cycle events.
whatyadoinsucka
Horrible fit and more likely to put people off wearing a helmet on a bike, than encourage them to always wear one, go to a bike shop and try some on, I have a 661 helmet and I forgets it's on its that light, well ventilated and comfy..
£47 delivered,


If it's comfy you.ll continue to wear it
Have you considered that people have different shaped heads and what suits you may not suit them? My £5 Lidl helmet is perfectly comfortable and I continue to wear it, by the way. £47 for a bit of polystyrene and some nylon straps?
#24
pibpob
disarm
Maybe this is the beginning of the end of rip-off cycle helmet prices. Heat
Lidl have always had them for about a fiver during their cycle events.
whatyadoinsucka
Horrible fit and more likely to put people off wearing a helmet on a bike, than encourage them to always wear one, go to a bike shop and try some on, I have a 661 helmet and I forgets it's on its that light, well ventilated and comfy..
£47 delivered,


If it's comfy you.ll continue to wear it
Have you considered that people have different shaped heads and what suits you may not suit them? My £5 Lidl helmet is perfectly comfortable and I continue to wear it, by the way. £47 for a bit of polystyrene and some nylon straps?

I have considered different helmets fit different shaped heads, my initial comment reads "go to a bike shop and try them on",

Nomnomchoons
whatyadoinsucka
Horrible fit and more likely to put people off wearing a helmet on a bike, than encourage them to always wear one, go to a bike shop and try some on, I have a 661 helmet and I forgets it's on its that light, well ventilated and comfy..
£47 delivered,

All the bike shops have free delivery and 10% off codes at the minute,
It's the most important accessory so why go for the cheapest ...

If it's comfy you.ll continue to wear it

£47 is a lot of money that some people may not have. Better off wearing a cheap helmet than no helmet!
I agree wearing a helmet is better than non, but get one that fits and is lightweight and comfy and you will always wear it,
but IMO £47 is a small sum to pay to keep your head protected..
I.m sure the majority of hukd have spent far more on a hukd they didn't really need ..




Edited By: whatyadoinsucka on Jul 08, 2014 06:34
1 Like #25
NitrousUK
pibpob
le_jaeger
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Yup precisely - it comes up here all the time - "it has all the safety standards on it, like CE stickers" often being wheeled out.

Yes it meets the minimum standards required for sale in the UK, but (presumably) hasn't been getting rave reviews in the cycling press for being able to deliver something for £3 that plenty of people pay £50+ for!
So how do the cycling press review these to tell which ones are better? Put them on people's heads and drop them from a great height onto the pavement?

No, it's just another case of "if it's cheap it can't be any good" - the marketing department's wet dream.

You mean like this?

Whilst I agree that you don't want to scrimp, the point is that cheaper does not always mean worse and vice versa. Where's the evidence - that Which review does not include this helmet, nor the Lidl/aldi ones, so you can't assume they're bad/worse based on price? In fact one of the only 2 "don't buys" is £50 - which is more expensive than most of the "best buys" let alone the ones just outside that scoring.

As mentioned, the main considerations are comfort and fit, which in my experience (for using everyday) does tend to be better by paying more for an established brand, although I'll accept that is not universal. In fact, you may be better with this or Lidl's (very impressed with my daughter's one actually) than a so called reputable brand's budget bottom of the range one.
#26
swd80
le_jaeger
NitrousUK
Maybe I'm in a minority here, but isn't safety equipment kind of an area you don't want the cheapest possible?
Kinda like a bargain unbranded shark cage..

Yup precisely - it comes up here all the time - "it has all the safety standards on it, like CE stickers" often being wheeled out.

Yes it meets the minimum standards required for sale in the UK, but (presumably) hasn't been getting rave reviews in the cycling press for being able to deliver something for £3 that plenty of people pay £50+ for!
I bet you drink Stella Artois- "reassuringly expensive"!

Of course, luvly drink
#27
My son had bike accident he never fell off his bike, the pedal went into his leg. First thing they said at A&E was he wearing helmet. My son asked how that would've helped his leg?..
#28
whatyadoinsucka
pibpob
disarm
Maybe this is the beginning of the end of rip-off cycle helmet prices. Heat
Lidl have always had them for about a fiver during their cycle events.
whatyadoinsucka
Horrible fit and more likely to put people off wearing a helmet on a bike, than encourage them to always wear one, go to a bike shop and try some on, I have a 661 helmet and I forgets it's on its that light, well ventilated and comfy..
£47 delivered,


If it's comfy you.ll continue to wear it
Have you considered that people have different shaped heads and what suits you may not suit them? My £5 Lidl helmet is perfectly comfortable and I continue to wear it, by the way. £47 for a bit of polystyrene and some nylon straps?

I have considered different helmets fit different shaped heads, my initial comment reads "go to a bike shop and try them on",
No, not the same thing: you've declared that this helmet is a "horrible fit" without considering that just because it doesn't fit your head, it might fit others' fine.
#29
kitty57
My son had bike accident he never fell off his bike, the pedal went into his leg. First thing they said at A&E was he wearing helmet. My son asked how that would've helped his leg?..
I bet they ask everyone who is admitted to hospital for a condition resulting from a sedentary lifestyle if they cycled there - NOT!
#30
bought one of these today very happy thank you op. bargain in my opinion
#31
pibpob
whatyadoinsucka
pibpob
disarm
Maybe this is the beginning of the end of rip-off cycle helmet prices. Heat
Lidl have always had them for about a fiver during their cycle events.
whatyadoinsucka
Horrible fit and more likely to put people off wearing a helmet on a bike, than encourage them to always wear one, go to a bike shop and try some on, I have a 661 helmet and I forgets it's on its that light, well ventilated and comfy..
£47 delivered,


If it's comfy you.ll continue to wear it
Have you considered that people have different shaped heads and what suits you may not suit them? My £5 Lidl helmet is perfectly comfortable and I continue to wear it, by the way. £47 for a bit of polystyrene and some nylon straps?

I have considered different helmets fit different shaped heads, my initial comment reads "go to a bike shop and try them on",
No, not the same thing: you've declared that this helmet is a "horrible fit" without considering that just because it doesn't fit your head, it might fit others' fine.

In my opinion it is a horrible fit, in my friends opinion who borrowed it on Sunday to ride up Holme moss it's a horrible fit , I clearly state try some helmets on, I have the men's one cost me £5 as a backup, worn it once it felt cheap and badly fitting., The plastic covering doesn't even fit to the inner polystyrene, and can be pressed in to make a clicking sound , the chin strap again is not designed too well for my head ..

If u want to get into cycling to work. Mountain biking or road racing spend a little more if it's to be used once or twice a year, it's ok..

Ps. I.m not a brand snob had some quality kit from aldi and lidl for next to nothing

Edited By: whatyadoinsucka on Jul 08, 2014 22:06
#32
whatyadoinsucka
If u want to get into cycling to work. Mountain biking or road racing spend a little more if it's to be used once or twice a year, it's ok..

Ps. I.m not a brand snob had some quality kit from aldi and lidl for next to nothing
Well I cycle to work and everywhere else with the Lidl one all the time, and it's absolutely fine.


Edited By: pibpob on Jul 08, 2014 22:27
#33
pibpob
whatyadoinsucka
If u want to get into cycling to work. Mountain biking or road racing spend a little more if it's to be used once or twice a year, it's ok..

Ps. I.m not a brand snob had some quality kit from aldi and lidl for next to nothing
Well I cycle to work and everywhere else with the Lidl one all the time, and it's absolutely fine.


This is an argos hat, not lidl!
I.ve not tried the lidl helmet but the socks are great
#34
whatyadoinsucka
pibpob
whatyadoinsucka
If u want to get into cycling to work. Mountain biking or road racing spend a little more if it's to be used once or twice a year, it's ok..

Ps. I.m not a brand snob had some quality kit from aldi and lidl for next to nothing
Well I cycle to work and everywhere else with the Lidl one all the time, and it's absolutely fine.


This is an argos hat, not lidl!
Yes I am aware of that. The point is that you don't need to "spend a little more" when there are things like the Lidl product which are absolutely fine - if "spend a little more" means £30+.
#35
pibpob
whatyadoinsucka
pibpob
whatyadoinsucka
If u want to get into cycling to work. Mountain biking or road racing spend a little more if it's to be used once or twice a year, it's ok..

Ps. I.m not a brand snob had some quality kit from aldi and lidl for next to nothing
Well I cycle to work and everywhere else with the Lidl one all the time, and it's absolutely fine.


This is an argos hat, not lidl!
Yes I am aware of that. The point is that you don't need to "spend a little more" when there are things like the Lidl product which are absolutely fine - if "spend a little more" means £30+.


depending on your usage, you may need to spend a little more..
#36
whatyadoinsucka
pibpob
whatyadoinsucka
pibpob
whatyadoinsucka
If u want to get into cycling to work. Mountain biking or road racing spend a little more if it's to be used once or twice a year, it's ok..

Ps. I.m not a brand snob had some quality kit from aldi and lidl for next to nothing
Well I cycle to work and everywhere else with the Lidl one all the time, and it's absolutely fine.


This is an argos hat, not lidl!
Yes I am aware of that. The point is that you don't need to "spend a little more" when there are things like the Lidl product which are absolutely fine - if "spend a little more" means £30+.


depending on your usage, you may need to spend a little more..
But for mine (intensive), there's no need to spend any more than what Lidl charges.
1 Like #37
Mine was delivered today. After adjusting it slightly it fits perfectly & it's very comfortable, thanks op! :)
#38
Can one of you lot who has 1 of these, go as fast as you can and then jump off head first into a car or the road or something hard, and come back here to leave feedback?

Thanks :p

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