16 Comments

  1. Salim
    January 22, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

    Are there any form of difference in the absorption features for different helmets or irrespective of the helmet the absorption level remains equal and the same? I prefer to change my helmet every three year, and I make sure to archive the used ones for references. Thanks for facts you provided at the beginning of this post, it was quite catchy!

    Thanks

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    • Sports Send
      January 24, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

      Hi, Salim and thank you.

      First of all, it is an excellent tradition to change the helmet regularly as you do. I recommended to do it no later than every five years but do it each three years as you do great.

      About your question, very interesting view, I haven´t found that there are a difference in absorption feature between helmets but can´t decline it either. But having in mind that there is a definite quality stranded each helmet much have so I believe it should not be at least significant difference.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. Paul
    January 22, 2019 @ 9:43 pm

    Great article. Here in Australia it is a legal requirement that all persons riding bikes on the road must wear a helmet.  This causes great debate on whether they are really necessary and the police cop a flogging on social media whenever they dare fine someone for riding without a helment on.  I live in a small beach community where the local kids never wear them and the local police tend to turn a blind eye.  We even had a case here recently where sadly, two local teenagers fell whilst riding down a large hill in skateboards.  One was wearing a helment and had a broken arm.  The other was not and ended up in an induced coma for 5 months – luckily he made a full recovery.

    Your posts should be put in every newspaper in the country.  Keep up the good work

    Paul

    p.s. If nothing else, I can attest to the fact that helmets are a good defender against swooping magpies in breeding season (although it is also a proven fact here that bike helmets actually make them angry and attack more – go figure)

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    • Sports Send
      January 24, 2019 @ 5:14 pm

      Hi, Paul and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      It is great that Australia, and a few other countries too, have this legal requirement. I absolutely agree with it because we are talking about safety here and we need to think about the head. It is more and more research coming about how bad knocks on heads are.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  3. GVporras
    March 10, 2019 @ 1:46 am

    Thank you for sharing this great information about the importance to wear a helmet when riding a bike.

    Me and my friends like to go to the mountains every Saturday morning to ride ours bikes and the helmet is something that is a requirement for us to go, when a new person wants to go with us if they do not have a helmet or we can not provide one we do not let them go, for the risks to suffer an accident.

     very good information and hopefully more people after reading your article see the necessary and important that is having the right equipment to do any sport.

    Thank you 

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    • Sports Send
      March 10, 2019 @ 7:53 pm

      Hi, GVporras and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  4. Ayodeji
    March 10, 2019 @ 1:51 am

    I got a bike helmet for safety but I gotta say I felt safer going through this article and knowing more about these helmets, you really did a good work shedding more light on the usage and facts. The FAQS really answered most of the questions I’m curious about especially in buying helmet for kids. Great work putting this up. 

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    • Sports Send
      March 10, 2019 @ 8:36 pm

      Hi, Ayodeji and thank you.

      Thanks for your kind words.

      Good to hear from your benefit of this article.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  5. Sammynathaniels
    March 10, 2019 @ 1:52 am

    The importance of helmet to a biker is just as important as seatbelt to anybody in a car. Probably, it is even more critical because seatbelts only prevent 45-50% of deaths compared to the helmets on bicycles. This is a very informative article and one we should all adhere to.

    Cheers.

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    • Sports Send
      March 10, 2019 @ 8:49 pm

      Hi, Sammy and thank you.

      Thanks for your kind words.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  6. akshaysaxena
    March 10, 2019 @ 1:57 am

    That’s a pretty informative article. I’ve never heard of using a helmet while cycling, except that you’re taking part in any sport. However with motor bike, it’s compulsory. 

    My question is:  Can we buy these helmets online? I feel it is a good safety measure for teenagers especially. Your analysis is sufficiently detailed and you have not left any useful bit uncovered. 

    Thanks a lot for sharing this informative article. Looking forward to more of such. 

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    • Sports Send
      March 10, 2019 @ 10:48 pm

      Hi, Akshaysaxena and thank you.

      Thanks for your kind words.

      It is crucial for all ages to use bike helmets for safety reason.

      And yes, you can buy it online. For example here.

      Good luck.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  7. Nuttanee
    March 10, 2019 @ 2:01 am

    Thank you for such an informative post on the bike helmet. Who would have known that they do expire after 5 years even though the physical appearance doesn’t show. I also have to stop wearing make us as well when I wear the helmet, I have no idea it effects the helmet. 

    I am surprised that in NYC where I live doesn’t enforce the helmet law for adults. I see peopleriding the bike all the time, the popular one is citibike. I can tell you I have seen so many accidents that I am amazed that the cyclist still doesn’t wear helmet.

    Will share these facts to my friends and family 🙂

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    • Sports Send
      March 10, 2019 @ 10:51 pm

      Hi, Nuttanee and thank you.

      Thanks for your kind words.

      It is great to see your benefit of it.

      Yes, I agree. It is extraordinary to see people not using bike helmets when the importance of it is so well known.

      Good luck.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  8. Jeff
    March 10, 2019 @ 2:11 am

    Thanks for the post, very informative. You got my attention with the stats and risks of NOT wearing a helmet when going out on a bike ride. I can be a little lazy when it comes to wearing a helmet but you got me to second guess that. I have a few questions.  Could you elaborate on what is the ” retention system” component of the helmet? Any recommendations in terms of a specific helmet that is not too expensive for a beginner considering competitive cycling? 

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    • Sports Send
      March 11, 2019 @ 12:02 am

      Hi, Jeff and thank you.

      Thanks for your kind words.

      It is great to see your benefit of it. And I would strongly recommend that you always have your helmet with you when the question is, especially when it is easy to use, about safety reason which should use it all the times.

      It is a little bit like when people start using seatbelts in cars, it takes 5 seconds, and after a small time, you don´t even think about it. Same should be with the helmet, bike and helmet is the same thing!

      The retention system is when you adjust the fit of the helmet, so it is the right size for your, or others, head. Most of the time it is done by a click wheel. For example, here is an excellent article about it.

      And yes, you can see heregood but cheap bike helmets.

      Good luck.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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