Password? Helmet! This is the motto of security, for all cycling enthusiasts. Although, nowadays, it is not uncommon to see cyclists without head protection around our roads, every true amateur cyclist, knows that you should never underestimate the risks arising from a possible fall and non-use of helmets.As You Compose a helmet?
Let’s see what are the components that are part of this accessory so fundamental. Each helmet is made from an outer shell and an inner shell.
The inner shell, or padding, is the part to absorb the impact, generally expanded polystyrene, covered with fabric, which makes possible the adjustment of the size, the ventilation of the head of the helmet and the hygiene of the same.
The outer shell, is the part that, upon impact, must resist remaining intact (otherwise it would make it even more dangerous than the safe use), redistributing the force of impact to subsequent layers.
Can be in various materials, engineering plastics and composite materials, as for example, carbon or vetroresine, easily machinable and resistant, which also prolong the duration in time.
A safe helmet, is an approved helmet, suitable use for which it is intended (a motorcycle helmet, is clearly not suited to cycling!) and has passed the quality controls, which guarantee full security.
How to Choose a Helmet?
The cycling helmets currently on the Pauldigo are very different from each other. To find the most suitable helmet to us then we must first try (a helmet is not properly suited to us we would obviously not help in case of an accident).
Let’s Look at Some of the Main Features That a Helmet Should Have:
Approval: first, the helmet should be in accordance with and therefore, approved.
Ventilation: the helmet must protect our head, but do not tighten. It’s very important that between the crown and the same there is sufficient space for the passage of air, so as to reduce the feeling of heaviness and the head does not overheat too because of the annoying contact.
Of connectiontable adjustment system: we check well that the straps of our helmets are very solid so that, during a possible fall, do not run the risk of losing protection
Price: not always the cost of helmets is evaluated in direct proportion to its quality (we pay careful attention when selecting).
How to Position Well the Helmet
To avoid problems during use, the helmet should certainly be placed in the correct manner. We must ensure that is held securely at our head (without moving it too far back or too forward during our movements), which also protect well our forehead and the straps do not become too close to our throat (what we would create only a very annoying).
Replacing the Helmet
Let us always remember that the helmet is not eternal and must be replaced. Normally, since it is constantly coming to terms with the different seasonal weather (sun, rain, wind…) the helmet should be replaced after a maximum of 3 years from the purchase (of course this time is evaluated without taking into account any impacts that our helmet may have taken).
You are undecided on the model to buy? Consult our catalog and ask for help to our experts on how to choose a helmet for your bike!