There are Several “Best Helmet” Categories
Review Them Here
Since we are talking about the best bike helmet, here we will try to order all these “bests” down from the most objective to the most subjective one.
It should help you to answer the question about the most suitable bike helmet for you.
Let’s begin with...
No matter how “best” your helmet may be in the other categories, best crash surviving helmet is really worth to be called the best bike helmet.
I hope you will never be forced to try this best feature of your helmet.
Anyway, it is the most important characteristic of your helmet which better would never be used.
Safety level of bike helmets is regulated by law. This gives you a comfort to know that according to law your head should be safe enough to survive serious crashes. Look for bike helmets that are certified for CPSC (most common in USA), ASTM or Snell safety standards.
By the way...
do you know how the helmets are certified?
Well, they have to pass a lab test. Which is very simple. Artificial head (headform instrument) is placed inside the helmet and... the whole thing is dropped down.
Measurements are made after the crash to know the possible impact to your head.
Tell the world your story about your best helmet that saved you on your “best crash”. Say your word here
Talking about performance I mean weight, fitting system, extra padding and aerodynamics of your bike helmet.
Do you ride long distances several days in a row? Do you need better aerodynamic rate for better results on your finish line? And what about the size of your head?
Funny, but the size of your head may be a real issue. Not all manufacturers produce helmets for the biggest guys. At least biggest heads...
Good friend of mine has this problem. Being not particular tall or big boned, he always ends up with an endless search for “that perfect XXXL”
Guess what’s his best bike helmet? Correct – the one that fits him well!
Well this is already a subjective measure. Having in mind the different price categories we may split bike helmets into entry-level, middle class and top-performance bike helmets.
At least manufacturers like doing so to achieve a greater market share...
Price decides the features of your helmet. Not necessarily the overall quality.
I believe lowest priced certified helmet from a good manufacturer offers you the same protection level as its more expensive relatives.
no comments here. Contact your barber for more information. Take your time and choose the best friend of biker’s head.
Remember, the “best” bike helmet does not necessarily mean the best design or color. Safety and comfort are the things that matter.
Do you have a great story about that day when your BEST bike helmet saved your head? Share it!
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