The bicycle helmet has come a long way since its rudimentary beginnings. Over the years, safety, design, and build materials have improved significantly. Helmet, as one of the most integral pieces of safety and with all the advancements, has many secrets. We have compiled several popular questions and hope to help consumers better understanding it.
1.Is there a best helmet?
In my point of view, not really. The first and most important thing is to find a helmet that certificated. It should have information stickers inside includes at least safety standard,size, company name. Then helmet should fit your head well. You have to try on several models to find one that fits your head well. Pick one that is round and smooth on the outside without snag points. That’s good to go!
2.How does a helmet work?
When people crash and hit a hard surface, the styrofoam part of a helmet crushes, controlling the crash energy and extending your head's stopping time by about six thousandths of a second (6 ms) to reduce the peak impact to the brain. Thicker foam is better, giving your head more room and more milliseconds to stop. The squishy fitting pads are for comfort, not impact. The impact is so hard and sharp that squishy foam just bottoms out immediately. A smooth plastic skin holds the helmet's foam together as it crushes and helps it skid easily on pavement, rather than jerking your head to a stop. Rounder, smoother helmets are safer, since they skid more easily. The straps keep the helmet on your head even after the first impact with the car. A helmet must fit well and be level on your head for the whole head to remain covered after that first impact. The outside should be a bright color for visibility in traffic. Reflective trim is useful at night to help you be seen, but you still need lights on your bike.
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